Please help us support our wonderful volunteer editors! They are H-Net’s most valuable resource. Hundreds of them joined after we launched the H-Net Commons, and in the H-Net tradition, many of them had just entered the profession. H-Net “democratizes our profession,” says Tyler Parry, who joined H-Afro-Am as a grad student and who now, while working as Associate Professor of African American Studies at Cal State - Fullerton, is an editor of the network. Heather Munro Prescott, who edited H-Women in its early years, remembers how the listserv connected her, the sole scholar of women’s history in her department, to colleagues around the world. Doug Priest, who worked at H-Net as a grad student and became editor of H-Russia, says that “H-Net was central to my growth as a scholar and as a professional... Cross-disciplinary work is increasingly valued in academia and H-Net helped me practice it, not just talk about it.”
Today's headlines remind us that anyone can start a blog, create a Facebook page. But H-Net editors join an organization that formally certifies their readiness to serve and backs them with resources for professional development and content sharing in the social sciences and humanities. H-Net’s Home Office works hard to support these volunteers through technical training, project development, and content creation that links their work to that of hundreds of others across our organization.
Please support our editors by giving to H-Net’s 25th Anniversary Appeal. Thank-you to the many generous readers who have already given to our Appeal! If you haven’t joined them yet, please consider doing so. The need is still great: our costs are rising and our potential never brighter. We want to keep H-Net free and accessible to everyone.
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Please help us continue by donating to H-Net today as we celebrate 25 years of service.
Executive Director, H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences Online