The H -Net - Humanities and Social Sciences Online is a network for professional communication in the humanities and social sciences, the technical infrastructure ( listserv ) at Michigan State University is located and which is based on a worldwide staff of editors, publishers and advisory boards.

The H -Net was announced by the American historian Richard Jensen in December 1992; in February 1993 the first list mail via H- Urban has been sent. By the end of 1993, 21 different thematic lists were established. Since then, the number of moderated by editors mailing lists has been steadily growing. All lists have an archive that can be accessed through the older posts. The lists are generally aimed at young scientists who provide them with meeting announcement, scientific reviews new publications, calls for papers, job and housing offers ( disciplinary notice board). The lists provide an inexpensive and above all extremely fast forum for discussion within the relevant scientific community represents the majority of these lists make use of the English language and are geared towards the needs of the Anglo-American humanities and the social sciences towards. Meanwhile, however, there are also some German language mailing lists that are more oriented to the (continental ) European scientific community.