Dear H-Hausa Subscribers,
I am writing in my capacity as H-Net’s Vice President of Networks, an elected, advisory position. H-Hausa has been dormant for a few years, but before that long served as a dynamic academic forum. In the coming month, I’ll be working to expand its activities. I’ll be particularly focused on recruiting a crew of volunteer Network Editors to help moderate and develop content such as CfPs, conference reports, and academic blog posts. If you think you might be interested in working in this capacity, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a number of excellent reasons to consider volunteering as a Network Editor, including:
Flexibility: H-Net Networks can be scaled up or down in terms of the scope of their activities to best fit with the needs of their field and the availability of volunteers.
Best Practices: H-Net is committed to supporting editorial best practices. It's why we rely on trained academic editors to moderate and safeguard the content of individual groups like this one.
Collaboration: Volunteering with an H-Net Network can be an excellent chance to work within a strong and active editorial team.
Support: H-Net has a Home Office staffed by historians, an online training program, a Help Desk, and a separate space where its Editors can discuss questions and concerns relating to academic best practices and project development.
Durability: H-Net is committed to the long-term digital preservation of its academic content.
Visibility: H-Net's content is available online for free and uses an email notification system to deliver updates directly to subscribers. If you work with an H-Net Network, people in your field will know who you are.
Non-Profit: H-Net is a non-profit organization run by academics and built around an extensive community of volunteers.
Engagement: Above all else, H-Net Networks provide an excellent opportunity to engage with, support, and develop your field of study. There are over 180 H-Net Networks whose activities range from circulating CFPs, helping panel organizers, publishing blog posts, assembling time lines, fielding queries, interviewing scholars, tracking new publications, publishing book reviews, and more.
Please let me know if I can help answer any questions you have or otherwise help you think about the possibilities! I would be happy to correspond by email.
Dr. David Prior
Vice President for Networks, H-Net
Assistant Professor of History, UNM