Welcome to the H-Empire Commons!

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Welcome to H-Empire's new home on the H-Net Commons! You may access the new site by pointing your browser to: https://networks.h-net.org/h-empire

H-Empire seeks to bring together scholars and others interested in sharing resources, research and questions concerning the origin, development, working and decline of empires, rather broadly defined across academic disciplines and professional interests, chronological time periods, and geographical regions.

All of your subscriptions have transferred, and you will continue to receive notifications of new content through your email account. A link will appear in the notification emails to take you to the post on the Commons site, if you prefer to read posts this way. To create contributions, you must sign up for an account on the H-Net Commons. Point your browser to http://networks.h-net.org/user/register to sign up. You will then receive an email from H-Net with a confirmation link to follow to the Web site. Click to this site and sign in with the password given in the email. Then, you can create your own password and set your preferences (e.g., for notifications, etc.). If you experience any difficulty with this or anything else on the Commons, please contact H-Net's Help Desk through the coordinates given at https://networks.h-net.org/node/513/pages/1304/contact-us

We appreciate your patience during our transition to the Commons. There will be new opportunities for our community to share research and teaching resources, including multimedia. Thanks for your continued support for and contributions to H-Empire!

- The H-Empire Team

Some folks are getting in a password loop where the system asks for their old password, which they have forgotten or misplaced, when they are trying to reset their Commons password. This is happening because they are still logged in to the Commons.  Usually this is because their browser remembered the old log in even if the user didn't, and kept them logged in.

If this happens to you, make sure that you are "outside" the Commons when clicking the reset button, so be sure to close and reopen your browser or log out of the Commons before clicking the reset link. Once you have logged out the system should not ask for an old password before allowing you to choose a new one.  Specifically: To reset your password in the Commons:

  • log out of the Commons http://networks.h-net.org. The log out link can be found by clicking on the avatar / silhouette in the top right hand corner of any page
  • go to http://networks.h-net.org/user/password to reset your password.
  • the system will then email a new password; look for that email and follow the instructions in that message to confirm the new password.