H-Net: Humanities On-line


                 H-NET:    HUMANITIES  ON-LINE

      H-Net Announces 70 Scholarly Lists for Humanists
                     & Social Scientists
    August 19, 1995                           please circulate

         The Information Revolution is bringing dramatic changes in the
    communications infrastructure worldwide, especially the Internet
    system that links academics together in a fast, free and friendly
    environment.  H-Net is an international initiative to assist
    scholars to go on-line, using their personal computers. We operate
    daily newsletters edited by some 140 scholars in North America,
    Europe, Africa, and the Pacific.
         H-Net sponsors 70 electronic discussion groups or "lists" by
    and for professional scholars in the humanities and social
    sciences.  Subscribers automatically receive messages in their
    computer mailboxes. These messages can be saved, discarded,
    downloaded to a PC, copied, printed out, or relayed to someone
    else.  Best of all, the reader can immediately REPLY.  The lists
    are email newsletters that are published daily. There is currently
    no subscription charge or fee of any kind.
         H-Net lists reach over 30,000 subscribers in 61 countries.
    Each lists publishes 15-60 messages a week. Subscription
    applications are solicited from scholars, college professors,
    researchers, graduate students, librarians and archivists.  Each
    list is edited by a team of scholars and has a board of editors;
    most of the lists are cosponsored by a professional society.  The
    editors control the flow of messages, commission reviews, and
    reject flames and items unsuitable for a scholarly discussion
    group.  They also control H-Net, which has financial support from
    the National Endowment for the Humanities, and is hosted by
    Michigan State University, the University of Illinois-Chicago, and
    several other schools.
         The goals of H-NET lists are to enable scholars to easily
    communicate current research and teaching interests; to discuss new
    approaches, methods and tools of analysis; to share information on
    electronic databases; and to test new ideas and share comments on
    current historiography.   H-Net was created to provide a positive,
    supportive, equalitarian environment for the friendly exchange of
    ideas and scholarly resources.  The lists feature dialogues in the
    discipline. They commission original book and museum reviews, and
    post job announcements, syllabi, course outlines, class handouts,
    bibliographies, listings of new sources, guides to online library
    catalogs and Internet resources, and reports on new software,
    datasets, cd-roms and World Wide Web sites.  Regular reports from
    Washington cover developments that affect the humanities.
    Subscribers write in with questions, comments, and reports, and
    sometimes with mini-essays of a page or two. The logs of all
    messages are permanently saved and can easily be searched.
    Important items are permanently stored for easy access via gopher
    and [soon] WWW.
                       H-Net Lists

    For these lists, send subscribe message to
 1. H-Antis      antisemitism
 2. H-Ideas      intellectual history
 3. H-Italy      Italian history and culture
 4. H-Urban      urban history
 5. HOLOCAUS     Holocaust studies
 6. IEAHCnet     colonial; 17-18 century Americas

    For these lists, send subscribe message to LISTSERV@msu.edu

 7. H-Africa    African history
 8. H-Albion    British and Irish history
 9. H-AmRel     American religious history
10. H-AmStdy    American studies
11. H-Asia      Asian studies & history
12. H-Canada    Canadian history & studies
13. H-CivWar    US Civil War
14. H-CLC       comparative literature & computing
15. H-Demog     demographic history
16. H-Diplo     diplomatic history, international affairs
17. H-Ethnic    ethnic, immigration & emigration studies
18. H-Film      scholarly studies & uses of media
19. H-German    German history
20. H-Grad      for graduate students only
21. H-High-S    teaching high school history/social studies
22. H-Judaic    Judaica, Jewish History
23. H-Labor     labor history
24. H-LatAm     Latin American history
25. H-Law       legal and constitutional history
26. H-Local     state and local history & museums
27. H-Mac       Macintosh users
28. H-MMedia    high tech teaching; multimedia; cd-rom
29. H-NZ-OZ     New Zealand & Australian history
30. H-PCAACA    Popular Culture Assoc. & American Culture Assoc
31. H-Review    H-Net book reviews [reviews only, no discussions]
32. H-Rhetor    history of rhetoric & communications
33. H-Rural     rural and agricultural history
34. H-Russia    Russian history
35. H-SAE       European anthropology
36. H-SHGAPE    US Gilded Age & Progressive Era
37. H-South     US South
38. H-Survey    teaching US Survey
39. H-State     welfare state; "putting the state back in"
40. H-Teach     teaching college history
41. H-W-Civ     teaching Western Civ
42. H-West      US West, frontiers
43. H-Women     women's history
44. H-World     world history & world survey texts

    For these lists, send subscribe to LISTSERV@KSUVM.KSU.EDU
45. H-Pol       American politics
46. H-War       military history

    For these lists, send subscribe to LISTSERV@VM.CC.PURDUE.EDU
47. H-France    French history
48. Habsburg    Austro-Hungarian Empire

    For this affiliated list (reviews only, no discussion), write
49. LPBR-L      Law & Politics Book Review

    for  this affiliated list write to h-mexico@servidor.unam.mx
50. H-MEXICO    Mexican history and studies

    For these affiliated Cliometric Society lists, send
    subscribe message to lists@cs.muohio.edu
51. H-Business     business history [cosposored by H-Net]
52. Databases      design & management of historical databases
53. EH.RES         economic history short research notes & queries
54. EH.DISC        economic history extended discussion
55. EH.NEWS        economic history news, announcements
56. EconHist.Macro      macroeconomic history, business cycles
57. EconHist.Student    students & faculty in economic history
58. EconHist.Teach      teaching economic history
59. Global.change   economic history dimensions of global change
60. Quanhist.recurrent  comparative recurrent phenomena

    Planning stage: (fall 1995) [do not subscribe yet]
61. H-Af-Am   African American studies
62. H-AmInt   American intellectual history
63. APPALNET  Appalachian studies
64. H-Japan   Japanese studies
65. H-MusTex  lyrical texts; opera
66. H-RenRef  Renaissance-Reformation
67. H-SHEAR   Early American Republic
68. H-Skand   Scandinavian history & culture
69. H-UCLEA   Labor Studies
70. H-Ukrain  Ukrainian studies

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