Join us: Become an H-Pennsylvania editor / discussion moderator!

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Join our Crew!  Volunteer with H-Pennsylvania!

H-Pennsylvania is eager to collaborate with scholars in our field of study. If you haven't done so, please take time to acquaint yourself with our various activities. We are run by an all-volunteer academic editorial team that offers flexible scheduling and opportunities to work collaboratively with people in your field and to design and develop academic projects.

Service with an H-Net network like ours can be an excellent way to support scholarship and pedagogy, gain experience and academic connections, and drive the field forward. In line with the guidelines of our parent non-profit, H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences online, our network is an open, moderated forum that makes all of its digital content available for free and is committed to academic and editorial best practices. We are free from spamming, trolling, and narrowly self-promotional behaviors. Our content circulates directly to our subscribers, including hundreds of academic specialists. H-Net provides quick and helpful online training to our editors and sustains an editorial support network. In short, our network represents one of the most reliable, powerful, and open-ended ways to enrich our field of study.  

If you are interested in joining our volunteer staff, please note that we require that all volunteers: 1) have regular internet access; 2) can read and write English fluently; 3) can work collaboratively with other scholars as well as independently of them; 4) remain in regular communication with the rest of our staff and H-Net via email; and 5) are active in our field of study. 

We are always eager to correspond ( with scholars of any rank who believe they might be interested in volunteering, so please do not hesitate to contact us with questions.

Open Positions 

We are particularly interested in taking on scholars who can help develop the following projects and initiatives. We list the positions from what we think we’ll be least to most time-intensive.

Announcements / Discussion Moderators: we would welcome support with circulating academic announcements to our subscribers. This work is light and routine in nature, and can be particularly helpful to junior scholars looking to gain a broad view of the field. Duties include browsing H-Announce for relevant CfPs and approving CfPs that come to our network through our discussion feed.

More information about volunteering with H-Net is available at Join H-Net.

Please consider giving a bit of your time and expertise to H-Pennsylvania!