H-Material Culture Seeks New Editor

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Call for Volunteers
January 31, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Architecture and Architectural History, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Humanities, Popular Culture Studies


H-Material Culture is looking for a new Network Editor-in-Chief.  The network provides a forum for subscribers to exchange inquiries about their research, share news of archival holdings, post notices and programs of meetings, discuss issues relevant to the study of material culture, and participate in H-Net Reviews.

The new editor can reside in any country, but must be fluent in English. The editor will serve for a three-year term (with potential for renewal), to begin in spring 2021. No previous experience or technical knowledge is necessary; H-Net will train you to use its content management system.  This is an uncompensated position.  The editor will be selected by the current editorial team, in consultation with the H-Material Culture advisory board.  The current editorial team includes a book reviews editor, social media editor, and teaching resources editor. 


The primary responsibilities of the Network Editor-in-Chief include moderating posts from the list-serv’s membership, which include announcements, calls for papers,  job postings, fellowship / research opportunities, and discussions. The EIC will approve new subscriptions, manage routine inquiries, and may also develop new features to engage the membership.  Finally, the EIC will work collaboratively with the other members of the editorial team to ensure smooth operation of H-Material Culture, and effective communication with the H-Net home office and H-Material Culture advisory board, as needed. Per the H-Net Commons bylaws, the Network EIC is responsible for screening out material that, in the editor's opinion, is not germane to the network mission, is inflammatory, or violates evolving, yet common, standards of Internet etiquette.

How to Apply

Applications for the H-Material Culture editor position should be submitted via email to Jennifer Black, Associate Professor of History and Network Editor-in-Chief, at jblack2@misericordia.edu, by January 31, 2021. Please send a cover letter that outlines your qualifications and interest in the position, together with a CV or resume. Early career scholars and graduate students are especially encouraged to apply. If you have questions, contact Jennifer at the above email address.

Contact Info: 

Jennifer M. Black, PhD

Associate Professor of History and Government, 

Misericordia University

Network Editor-in-Chief, H-Material Culture 

301 Lake St.

Dallas, PA 18612


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