H-Net VP for Networks
A few days ago H-Net Council approved a new description of the H-Net Editor role. This new description had been drafted and mulled over by the Editorial Affairs Committee who approved it on June 23. Council approved it August 1. H-Net President Hollingsworth has directed staff to replace the old description where it appears on H-Net. For now, I’d like to share it here.
I mentioned in an earlier post that we are in the process of crafting H-Net’s next Strategic Plan for the next five years. As part of that process, some of us are dwelling on how to evaluate H-Net’s successes and failures, and what we can learn about our performance to help us make decisions about our future.
While working on my PhD I went through a period where I gave a lot of talks at conferences. I’ve really cut back on that, partially to focus on dissertation writing and partially because conferences are just not affordable. While at the height of my unofficial speaking tour, one of my committee members attended one of my talks. She seemed pleased with it and told me she really liked my presentation style—something she and I agreed not enough academic conference presenters seem to work on. But she also told me, “You need to write this is up into an article and get it published.
Many of us have pondered H-Net’s place on the internet these days. Finding, or creating, that space, still needs some work, but for the moment I’d like us to think about a slightly different question.
What is H-Net's place in the world of academia today?