|Welcome to H-AmRel|
|H-AmRel is a non-sectarian, non-partisan electronic forum
for the discussion of all aspects of American Religious History. H-AmRel
is part of the H-Net family of
electronic discussion groups. Anyone may subscribe but preference is given
to academians, scholars, librarians, and clergy. Undergraduate students
may join the list only if sponsored by an instructor.
H-AmRel is a forum for the discussion of the influence of religion, in all its wondrous manifestations and complexity, upon American society from pre-colonial times to present. H-AmRel is not a forum for proselytizing, witnessing or arguing over the merits of one's own religion. The primary goal of H-AmRel is to foster discussion on issues of methodology, historiography, and teaching methods. Discussions on the list will be non-partisan and non-denominational but we hope not non-controversial.
In addition to the subjects above, H-AmRel will also disseminate syllabi, bibliographies, guides to new resources, information about manuscript and archival collections, and software product announcements. We also post announcements of conferences, fellowships, and employment opportunities, along with reviews of books and multimedia.
Subscribing to the list is free. Each subscriber will receive messages in his/her electronic mail boxes. These messages may be saved, discarded, copied, printed out, or relayed to someone else.
H-AmRel: A Moderated Discussion ListH-AmRel is a moderated electronic discussion list. The chief role of the editors is to edit out superfluous messages which either belong elsewhere or do not aid the scholarly debate. Editors will not alter the meaning of a message, but may modify subject lines, curtail signature files, adjust formatting and spelling, consolidate multiple postings, or request additional information to be added to the post. Editors also will solicit postings, screen potential subscribers, commission reviewers, and post announcements.
An editorial board for H-AmRel serves to advise editors on questions of policy, aid list projects, recommend materials for review and reviewers, and arbitrate problems brought to its attention by the subscribers of H-AmRel.