Celebrating 25 Years of Service

Lillian Slajus's picture

Dear friends,


This year we are celebrating twenty-five years of service by scholars, teachers, and students for scholars, teachers, and students to the humanities and social sciences. We own our servers and our members own their contributions. H-Net is a free, independent, nonprofit service creating valuable resources for researchers and educators, stored in a public, permanent archive while safeguarding the privacy of our subscribers. No algorithms, no data selling, no spam, no shouting. 

A journey into H-Public's past encounters many examples of the network’s vitality and service to the profession as this vibrant discussion of "Erroneous HIstorical Markers and Monuments" from 1996 shows. These kinds of contributions have helped to define H-Net over the years. We’ll be highlighting threads like these from our networks throughout the year as part of our HNet25 Throwback Thursday celebration on Facebook and Twitter.


We have big plans for the next twenty-five years. Podcasting. Peer-reviewed publications. Informal scholarship (conference papers and research drafts). Conference reports and interviews. And we've already begun! H-Net has partnered with the Organization of American Historians to record and host teaching focused panels and interviews from the OAH 2018 annual conference. We continue to encourage and support innovation in the digital humanities and social sciences through collaborative, moderated exchange that preserves the highest online scholarly standards. Towards those aims, H-Net is upgrading its servers and services to be more secure, faster, and independent.

Please support the value provided on H-Public and our other H-Net services by making a tax-deductible contribution at the Support H-Net page.  And join us over the year as we celebrate twenty-five years of remarkable contributions at the H-Net 25 Crossroads.

Thanks from all of us at H-Net!