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The primary purpose of H-Survey is to enable historians more easily to discuss teaching methods, problems and solutions, opportunities, and research interests. H-Survey is especially interested in methods of teaching the beginning course in U. S. history to undergraduate students in diverse settings.
H-Survey 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-Survey posts announcements of conferences, fellowships and jobs. It carries information about new books and commissions book reviews. Items posted on H-Survey are in the public domain, and may be copied, forwarded, re-disseminated, and/or downloaded provided credit is given to the original author.
H-Survey 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-Survey 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-Survey.