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Making Use of H-Net

May 3, 2011

It’s not an “official” part of graduate school, but it seems as though the Humanities Net ( has become an important facet of graduate school life.

What is it? H-Net is a series of lists. Students and professors sign up via email and get discussion comments/questions via email. Scholars contribute book reviews, discussions, and share important announcements.

Why do people us it? It’s a simple way to stay “connected” but it is also quite simple to just delete the emails if they are uninteresting. It is a bit like watching the news ticker on TV in that sometimes the items catch your eye, but many times they do not.

Why you should be on H-“Whatever your specialty is” – Basically, this allows you to stay connected (as I mentioned), but it also helps keep the ear to the ground of conferences and job postings. Even though I’m not “on the market” yet, I still have an opportunity to see what’s going on with job and fellowship announcements. Also, it can be a publication opportunity. Students find H-Net to be a widely-read, yet low stress publication opportunity for book reviews. Students can/should also use the network to put together panels for national conferences. Sometimes committees will not accept one graduate paper to a national conference (AHA, OAH, etc.) but with a strong panel (including a known commenter), the committee is more willing to accept the panel.

For the sake of discussion, do any other grad students have horror stories about H-Net? Anyone want to agree or disagree with this advice? Feel free to comment.


CFP: Graduate History Review

April 8, 2011

The Graduate History Review offers an exciting new publishing opportunity
for graduate students working in all fields and periods of history. The GHR
is a peer-reviewed, open access journal published by graduate students at
the University of Victoria. We welcome original and innovative submissions
from emerging scholars across Canada and the United States.

Authors have the option of submitting either a full-length article or a
Research Note. Information about these submission formats, as well as author
guidelines, can be found on the journal website:

We accept submissions on an ongoing basis, but submissions received before
30 April 2011 will be considered for publication in the Fall 2011 issue of
the GHR.

We look forward to your submission!

Lisa Pasolli and Sarah Lebel Van Vugt, Editors
Department of History
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 3045 STN CSC
Victoria, B.C. V8W 3P4

Visit the website at

Call for Submissions: The Middle Ground

February 18, 2011

[Cut from H-Grad, may be an opportunity for some CFH grad members.]

The Middle Ground: An Online Journal for World Historians

ISSN: 2155-1103

The Middle Ground is a peer-reviewed academic journal for everyone
with an interest in world history. All students of world history, no
matter where we teach, research and study, are warmly invited to
contribute. The middle ground is the common space shared between
teachers and students, between research and teaching, among all levels
and types of places of learning, among different areas of
specialization and methodological approaches. We embrace and seek to
nurture the common ground shared by all who are committed to the
studying and teaching of world history. In particular, we seek to
serve as the shared, common space between world history in the K-12
institutions and world history in the colleges and universities.

We invite submissions of articles and essays as well as nonfiction,
fiction, film, and television reviews. We also publish reviews of
textbooks and reflective presentations of teaching materials. Please
contact the chief editor if you plan to submit a review of books or
other artifacts already in your possession. We call upon all
contributors, whether of an essay, article, or review, to consciously
address a broader audience beyond that of a traditional academic
journal, and to shape the work so that it may be used in a classroom
on as many levels as possible. We would like to particularly encourage
contributions on teaching from teachers, independent scholars and
students. Submissions for The Middle Ground will be accepted on a
continual basis. Please see the journal’s website for the submission

All enquiries should be directed to the chief editor, Professor
Hong-Ming Liang, at MiddleGroundJournal@Gmail.Com. Or, Prof. Liang,
The College of St. Scholastica, Department of History , Duluth, MN
55811, USA

The Middle Ground is published by Midwest World History Association
(MWWHA) led by Professor Paul Jentz. The MWWHA is an affiliate of the
World History Association. The Middle Ground gratefully acknowledges
the generous sponsorship and logistical support from the College of
St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota, USA.

For information on the journal, please visit

For information on the MWWHA, please visit

Hong-Ming Liang, Department of History and Politics, The College of
St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN, USA. MiddleGroundJournal@Gmail.Com