I have been editing this list since 2012, and doing it alone since 2014. It would seem that there is no institutional memory of who is actually supposed to be on the board for this list, and there seems to have been no movement in the past 4 years to increase the connection between this list and the Society for Medical Anthropology (SMA). This means that I have served as editor with no oversight from anyone other than H-Net that hosts this list. On August 14th, I contacted the last person to interact with me regarding the list in order to inform that person that I would like to find a replacement for my position. It is almost 7 weeks later, and multiple email conversations with multiple individuals have resulted in no information other than a whole host of confusion. With the proliferation of social media networks and other means of communication, the question then for your consideration:
Is this list valuable enough to continue or is it indeed obsolete and should be closed?
Next steps shall be determined based on the outcome of this poll and any communication resulting from it. Please feel free to comment with any questions you might have and I will answer them to the best of my ability. The poll will be open until 10/9/18 and each person may vote only once. You will be shown the current results of the poll when you submit your vote.