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.

Recent Content

Evaluation, Academia, and H-Net: Do you "know"? Or do you KNOW?

H-Net VP for Networks

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.

Re: Welcome to all the New H-Net Editors and Advisory Board Members

Wait a minute! In the past, I have recruited many network editors but the gratifying thing about this list of new folks is that most of them were NOT recruited by me! They've been sent to me by existing network editors who did the recruiting themselves. To me this suggests editors are settling into the Commons, realizing the potential for their Networks, and finding the new folks who can join them in the effort to build on what we have. It's a wonderful indicator of strong network health and a sign of great things to come.

"The Conversation"

H-Net VP for Networks

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.