Character-Set: UTF-8WELCOME TO THE H-SAE NETWORK!
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This welcome message is designed to provide you with basic information about this network. It contains information on using the list (managing your subscription; tips on contacting and communicating via the list; mailing addresses of the list editors; a list of the current editorial board); rules for posting (style, editorial practice); information about the network's associated service on the World Wide Web; and contact information about the network's parent, H-Net.

I. The H-SAE Network: Scope, Content, Purpose. Welcome to H-SAE, the international scholarly online discussion list on the anthropology of Europe. H-SAE is affiliated with H-Net, an independent, international consortium of scholars sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and Michigan State University, where it is located. H-SAE is also affiliated with the Society for the Anthropology of Europe, a section of the American Anthropological Association. H-SAE is open to scholars, advanced students, teachers, and professionals who desire participation in academic discussions of the anthropology of Europe.

H-SAE encourages discussions of research interests, teaching methods, and historiography. H-SAE is especially interested in the teaching of anthropology to graduate and undergraduate students in diverse settings. In addition, H-SAE publishes course materials, announcements of conferences and fellowships, book reviews, and the H-Net jobguide. H-SAE is also non-partisan and will not publish calls for political action.

The list is not limited to cultural anthropology, and we welcome contributions from archaeologists and physical anthropologists as well. Alongside anthropologists we invite subscriptions from scholars in allied fields (such as cultural studies, history, political science, sociology, geography, folklore, semiotics, and linguistics) who may have an interest in anthropological approaches to the study of European culture and society. Advanced undergraduate students who share our interest are also welcome to join.

We especially wish to encourage subscriptions from European colleagues in anthropology, or allied fields. Those subscribers who know appropriate European scholars who are adept at e-mail are encouraged to recruit them for the list.

We strongly encourage new subscribers to introduce themselves to the list in a paragraph or two describing graduate studies, Ph.D thesis, or post-graduate, or professional research interests. Send introductions to h-sae@h-net.msu.edu .

Subscription to H-SAE is free and members automatically receive postings in their mailboxes. H-SAE is like an ongoing moderated roundtable discussion with participants worldwide.

II. Editors.

For a list of current editors, visit: http://www.h-net.org/~sae Founding editor:
Tony Galt, Professor of Social Change and Development and Anthropology, University of Wisconsin--Green Bay

The editors serve two-year renewable terms, with the approval of the H-Net Executive Committee and rotate their duties. The current editor will be identified in all messages coming from the list. The editors will solicit postings (by email, phone and even by regular mail), will assist people in managing subscriptions and setting up options, will handle routine inquiries, and will consolidate some postings. Anyone with suggestions about what H-SAE can and might do is invited to send in ideas. The editors will solicit and post newsletter-type information (calls for conferences, for example, or listings of sessions at conventions.) Like all H-Net lists, H-SAE is moderated to edit out material that, in the editors' opinion, is not germane to the list, involves technical matters (such as subscription management requests), is inflammatory, or violates evolving, yet common, standards of Internet etiquette. Please read section III below for details about ownership, style, formatting, and content of your messages. H-Nets procedure for resolving disputes over list editorial practices is Article II, Section 2.20 of our bylaws, located at: http://www.h-net.org/about/by-laws.html

III. Communicating Through the List.

A. Copyright notice. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. H-Net considers all messages posted to its lists to be a form of publication. All contributions to H-SAE fall under Art. III, Sec. 3.01-3.08 of the H-Net Council Policies concerning copyright and intellectual property: "H-Net is a nonprofit communications service intended to advance the teaching, research, and service of scholars, educators, and students. Preserving copyright rights is a collective responsibility: H-Net users and editors must respect the intellectual property of others. Consistent with the objective of encouraging creativity in scholarship and education, editors and users are encouraged to transmit copyrighted works to or through H-Net, with the express permission of the copyright holder or in accordance with the fair use provisions of copyright law. H-Net considers posting to H-Net lists or Web, as contrasted with private e-mail correspondence, to be a form of publication." In general, the author retains copyright rights to publication of any submission to the list, and grants to H-SAE and H-Net permission to store, disseminate with full attribution, and make available to subscribers such submissions without further permission. Postings (such as H-Net reviews) that are commissioned by H-Net are copyrighted by H-Net and may be reprinted for nonprofit, educational purposes with proper attribution to the author, location, and H-Net. A full copy of the H-Net Constitution and Bylaws and other important information may be found on the World Wide Web at: http://www.h-net.org/about/.

B. Contributions: "Netiquette." The tone and content of H-SAE depend directly on subscribers. The editors want to encourage lively, informal, productive discussion and exchange of information. To that end, we ask that contributions be considerate of the needs of a busy audience of scholars, many of whom must pay for their access to the internet. A number of excellent guides to online behavior and style are available on the World Wide Web; we invite you consult them.

-- ALL MAIL TO THE LIST MUST BE SIGNED. The editors will delay posting until authorship and email address are confirmed.

-- CONTENT: Editors retain the right to review material for its pertinence, tone, style, and relevance to the list's mission. Ad hominems, unattributed quotations or innuendo, private messages forwarded for posting without permission, or messages that violate the norms of civility and professional courtesy will be rejected. Persistent violators can be removed from the subscription list.

-- STYLE: the default editorial style for the list is that of a letter to the editor. Your remarks can be crafted to suit the tone of an existing discussion thread, but in any case they should address the editor and not make direct personal references to others, except where you are replying directly to a simple query (e.g., "you can find this information in Webster's Third International Dictionary."). Avoid excessive quotation of messages you refer or reply to.

-- FORMAT: Please send messages in plain text: no styles, html, special fonts, graphics files, or nonstandard characters (except diacriticals, which are acceptable). Signature files are subject to editing for content and length. Advertisements in signatures will be removed. Remove or turn off .vcf, digital signatures, or other automatic attachments. As a rule, editors do not redistribute attachments to the list; consider posting the material at a web site, or consult with the editor concerning proper venues for publication.

IV. Technical Information.
When you subscribe, LISTSERV will send you a confirmation message containing important information about managing your subscription. Please save this message as a text file for future reference. ALL changes to your subscription must be addressed to , the software that manages the distribution and archiving of list electronic mail. For online help with your subscription, visit: http://www.h-net.org/lists/help/ email: listserv@h-net.msu.edu

1.) To subscribe: Normally, receiving this message from listserv indicates that you are already subscribed to the list. But should you need to resubscribe, send the following command (turn off signatures, styles/fonts, and word wrap if you expect the line to wrap), as an email message to listserv@h-net.msu.edu:

sub H-SAE your name, institution

Example: sub H-SAE Jane Smith, Illinois State U.

Follow the instructions in the reply that LISTSERV will send you in response to this command.

2.) To unsubscribe, logon to the computer account from which you subscribed to the list, and send this message to listserv@h-net.msu.edu:

SIGNOFF H-SAE

Please unsubscribe from H-SAE and all other mailing lists if you are terminating a particular computer account. You can then resubscribe from the new account.

3.) To change your subscription address: if you have access to your old account, login to it and send the command:

CHANGE listname newaddress

E.g., CHANGE H-SAE
You then must login to the NEW account to confirm the change, or it will not be executed. If you do not have access to your old account, then write to the list address and have an editor make the change for you; be sure to provide your old and new addresses.

4.) To send your own message to all subscribers, send an email note directly to h-sae@h-net.msu.edu. Please see III above on style and formatting of messages to the list.

5.) To REPLY to a message so that all subscribers can read it, be sure that the outgoing reply is directed to h-sae@h-net.msu.edu, and not to the original author or to the editor. Replies intended only for individual authors should be sent directly to the author.

6.) If you are away for an extended period, suspend H-SAE email by sending this to listserv@h-net.msu.edu:

SET H-SAE NOMAIL

7.) After vacation, you can resume by sending to listserv@h-net.msu.edu:

SET H-SAE MAIL

8.) If you prefer to receive one daily digest of all posts to H-SAE instead of various individual posts, you can do so by sending this to listserv@h-net.msu.edu:

SET H-SAE DIGEST

To return to individual messages, send the following message:

SET H-SAE NODIGEST

V. The H-SAE Site on the World Wide Web

In addition to providing interactive communications via electronic mail, H-SAE also maintains a site on the World Wide Web. The site is located on the H-Net server at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, USA. It may be located by following the hypertext links at The H-SAE web site contains the following information and services:

- The archives of the H-SAE list, known as its "logs." They are in searchable and sortable format.

- The network's official documents: its welcome files, lists of board members and editors, contact information, and other founding and information documents.

- Hypertext links to resources in our subject: teaching materials, research archives, other lists.

VI. Advisory Board.

H-SAE's daily activities are managed by the editors. Its long-term policies are developed by the advisory board. If you are interested in serving on the board, please contact the current editor. Board members referee incoming articles, reviews, and teaching materials; establish basic subscription restrictions and policy; advise the editors on disputes among editors and subscribers; monitor the list and make active contributions to discussion; and serve as the subscribers' voice in H-Net affairs. You are encouraged to contact any or all of the editorial board members with ideas and concerns about H-SAE. Current Advisory Board, H-SAE:
For a listing of the editorial board members, please visit our website at http://www.h-net.org/~sae.

VII. Our Parent Organizations H-Net

H-Net is an international consortium of scholars in the humanities and social sciences that creates and coordinates electronic networks, using a variety of media, and with a common objective of advancing humanities and social science teaching and research. H-Net was created to provide a positive, supportive, equalitarian environment for the friendly exchange of ideas and scholarly resources.

The goals of H-NET networks 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 the literature in their fields.

H-Nets Constitution and Bylaws, along with a list of its officers and committees, is available at:
http://www.h-net.org/about/

Among H-Net's many services are:

- Book and software reviews: timely, exhaustive, authoritative, professional, fast. Mailed through our lists and stored in searchable, printable, retrievable format on our site at the World Wide Web. http://www.h-net.org/reviews - Job guide postings: at regular intervals, H-Net offers employment information in a broad array of fields in the humanities and social sciences. http://www.matrix.org/jobs

- H-Net calendar: announcements of conferences, papers, and professional activities, archived and searchable at our web site. You can visit our site and sample these and other services, at: http://www.h-net.org/announce

CONTACTING H-NET FOR MORE INFORMATION
On the World Wide Web: http://www.h-net.org

Postal mail:

H-Net
141h Old Horticulture
506 East Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 432-5134
Fax: (517) 884-6994

Executive Director: Prof. Peter Knupfer
Michigan State University
E-Mail: peter@mail.h-net.msu.edu

Associate Director: Heather Hawley
Michigan State University
E-Mail: hawley@mail.h-net.msu.edu

The Society for the Anthropology of Europe Founded as a sub-unit of the American Anthropological Association in 1988, the SAE provides a forum for debate and discussion about European societies and cultures, as well as an arena within which to examine the foundations, contemporary relevance, and future of anthropology as an academic discipline. Through H-SAE, the SAE Journal, publications (syllabi, directories, filmography, annotated slides), and numerous activities held at the annual meeting of the AAA (the SAE business meeting, Distinguished Lecture, and numerous organized sessions and discussion groups), the SAE encourages, invites, and spearheads discourse on Europe.

CONTACTING SAE FOR MORE INFORMATION
President
Robert Hayden (E 05-07)
E-Mail: rhayden@ucis.pitt.edu