Welcome to the website for H-Net's Executive Council, the governing body for our organization. Here you can find meeting agendas, official communications from the officers and council members, voting records, policies passed by the Council, public planning documents and blogs by the officers.
I am Robert Cassanello VP of Research and Publications at H-Net. As many of you know one of the signature projects at H-Net is the reviews program which was first launched in 1993. Although the interface and interactivity of H-Net has changed since that time, the reviews program has not.
I recently took a short break from H-Net. I used my time-out to reflect my experiences as a VP over the last 2+ years (and to explore why I have gotten more and more frustrated). Attending a number of conferences, I had the opportunity to talk to some long-time members of various H-Net Networks and some long-time (or former) editors, advisory board members and council members - and that helped a lot to find words for what was wandering through my mind for quite some time.
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.