Inside this issue:

What does it mean to internationalize H-Net?
From its beginning, H-Net may have had greater international participation in its activities, including governance, than any other US scholarly society. For the past few years, the H-Net Council has seriously discussed ways of promoting further internationalization. At the same time, other academics in the US have also been discussing the internationalization of their teaching and scholarship...

H-Net, Addressing the Digital Divide
Addressing the challenges of the digital divide remains a primary focus of H-Net's activities. The H-Net community has always seen networked communication and online publication as a tool to access to historical knowledge and other humanities resources. For us, much of the attraction of the Internet is its ability to bridge distance and network a wider community of scholars, teachers, and students...continue

H-Net and the European Social Science History Conference
The ESSH conference met in the Hague, the Netherlands, on February 27 - March 2. H-Net was well represented...continue

H-Net and the Budapest Open Access Initiative
H-Net was one of the first to join the organizational signatories of the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI), which went public on February 14, 2002

H-Bahai Digital Library: Hidden Treasures
For historians, specialists in religion, and social scientists interested in matters such as millenarianism or religion-state relations in Iran, the H-Bahai digital library is increasingly becoming a treasure trove of primary and secondary sources

H-Net Council Thanks Peter Rollins for Seven Years of Contributions to H-Net
Recently Peter Rollins, founder, list editor and book review editor of H-PCAACA, decided to end his long service on that list. While every editor who leaves H-Net is deeply missed, Peter is a very special case. A search of the H-Net archives revealed 4381 messages bearing his name, spread over more than eighteen lists and seven years...continue


Director's Note