W e l c o m e   t o   H - N e w s

by Peter Knupfer, VP Networks, H-Net

Dear H-Net readers:

With this issue, we are inaugurating a new feature at H-Net, a newsletter that draws from the remarkable trove of talents and content developed by our editors from your contributions to our networks. The newsletter will offer feature articles by guest editors and contributors on issues in humanities and new media; interviews with leaders in the field; stories about our networks and their editors; and announcements about new threads and features that our networks are pursuing.

Unlike for-profit content ventures on the web, H-Net's vast accumulation of syllabi, teaching materials, electronic essays, discussion logs, web resources, and commentary are assembled and prepared by volunteer field experts serving as editors, backed by peer boards and supported by a staff of students and professionals at MATRIX, Michigan State University's state-of-the-art humanities technology center. It is our hope that this newsletter will make it even easier for readers to learn about, engage, and appreciate the efforts of editors and authors in fields they might not normally include in their reading or surfing routines.

We would be delighted to hear from you about new features you would like to see. Feel free to write to me, or to any H-Net officer with your ideas.

Good wishes,
Peter Knupfer

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