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March 2, 2012 Call for Papers: H-Net at 20 Deadline: Friday, April 6 2013 marks the 20th anniversary of H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences Online. In those twenty years H-Net grew from a half-dozen listservs with a few thousand subscribers to a scholarly society with over 180,000 subscribers across 186 networks edited by over 600 scholars backed by almost two thousand advisory board members. Founded at the University of Illinois-Chicago in 1993, H-Net initially appealed to historians, but soon it broke through disciplinary walls to welcome people of all ranks and fields in the humanities and social sciences from around the world. Now based at Michigan State University, H-Netís discussion archive comprises almost 2 million messages that record the professionís first encounters with the digital era. H-Net Reviews, still the internetís largest repository of scholarly reviews generated on the web, grows at the rate of over 1,000 new reviews per year and now stands at over 30,000. H-Netís Job Guide is the first stop for humanists and social scientists seeking professional employment. H-Announce distributes tens of thousands of calls for papers, publication notices, conference announcements, and other bulletins. In the end, scholars from around the world made their first and lasting connections to colleagues, students, readers, and employers through H-Net. To celebrate and reflect on H-Netís remarkable history, we hope you will join us at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in New Orleans, January 3-6, 2013. Events in the planning stage include a reception for H-Net Reviews, a reunion celebration for editors and board members, sessions co-sponsored with the AHA, and sessions from H-Net networks about their work, the challenges ahead, and the changes wrought by the digital era on scholarly teaching, networking, and publishing. A program committee comprising H-Netís past presidents is vetting session proposals to be submitted as an affiliate of the AHA. Please consider submitting a session proposal; panels can be across networks, among editors, involving board and editors, on any of the following topics: * H-Net as mentor: grad students and professionalization * our network and the discipline: changes and challenges * international perspectives on networking and H-Net * H-Net in Africa, Asia, and Latin America: Building new online audiences * H-Netís affiliates: scholarly societies and networking through H-Net * Scholarly communications and copyright * Reconsidering the Classroom with H-Net * From ďsubscriberĒ to ďmemberĒ: the changing online habits of H-Net users * Online reviewing before and after it was de rigueur * H-Net editing and the profession: incentives and disincentives in the Academy * From discourse to discipline: structured discussions and a new form of publication To submit, contact Douglas Priest at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals should be submitted to H-Net by Friday April 6, 2012 and not directly to the AHA; prepare the proposal as a word-processed document, in accordance with Section 4 of the AHAís session guidelines: http://www.historians.org/annual/guidelines.cfm H-Net is also awarding 15 scholarships worth up to $200 toward conference costs to editors who present at the conference. Details on applying for a scholarship will be posted here. Join us! Melanie Shell-Weiss, Ph.D Grand Valley State University President-elect, H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences Online Chair, H-Net 20th Anniversary Planning Committee: Bob Cherny Frank Conlon Julie Hofmann Richard Jensen Peter Knupfer Mark Kornbluh Marilyn Levine Kris Lindenmeyer Steve Mintz Gene Preuss Gus Seligmann Jean Stuntz Sara Tucker Paul Turnbull Kelly Woestman Jim Niessen