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What is H-Women?
H-Women is an international electronic discussion group that has been set up at Michigan State University to provide a forum for college and university historians to discuss women's history. Subscription is free and subscribers automatically receive messages in their computer mailboxes. Messages can be saved, discarded, copied, printed out, or relayed to someone else. It is like a newsletter that is free and published daily.

H-Women Resources
The primary purpose of H-Women is to enable historians more easily to discuss research interests, teaching methods and the state of historiography. H-Women is especially interested in methods of teaching history to graduate and undergraduate students in diverse settings.

H-Women 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-Women posts announcements of conferences, fellowships and jobs. It carries information about new books and commissions book reviews. We will not become an electronic journal. Items posted on H-Women are in the public domain, and may be copied, forwarded, re-disseminated, and/or downloaded provided credit is given to the original author.

Discussion List
H-Women 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-Women 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-Women.

Messages (questions, answers, topical discussions) should be sent to the entire list when the content is of potentially wide interest. Subscribers who post queries to the entire list should indicate briefly the scope of the research being undertaken and the sources that have already been consulted. It is inappropriate to query a scholarly list for assistance before doing preliminary research.

H-Women editors will avoid posting messages that do not pertain to women's history, broadly interpreted. Messages should always carry a brief, specific, descriptive subject line. Vigorous discussion on H-Women depends on the participation of the subscribers.

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