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The primary purpose of H-FILM is to enable historians more easily to discuss research interests, teaching methods and the state of historiography. H-FILM is especially interested in methods of teaching history to graduate and undergraduate students in diverse settings.
H-FILM features dialogues in the discipline, publishes syllabi, outlines, handouts, bibliographies, tables of contents of journals, guides to term papers, listings of new sources, library catalogs and archives, and reports on new software, datasets and cd-roms. Subscribers write in with questions, comments and reports. H-FILM posts announcements of conferences, fellowships and jobs. It carries information about new books and commissions book reviews. Items posted on H-FILM are in the public domain, and may be copied, forwarded, re-disseminated, and/or downloaded provided credit is given to the original author.
H-FILM is a moderated discussion list. The editors are advised by an international editorial board broadly representative of the state of scholarship. In cases of contentious messages to the list, the editor on duty may consult with the co-editors and the editorial board to reach a decision whether to post, which will be final. H-FILM is non-partisan and will refrain from posting calls for political action. Where list members disagree, their messages should focus on the issues and not on persons. In certain cases, the editors may refer a message back to the contributor either to clarify the content or to focus the issue more closely on the perceived interests of the list. The intention of such action is not to censor but to retain the professional and scholarly character of H-FILM.
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