Utopian Studies

New H-Net list

Announcing H-Utopia
H-Net List on utopian Studies
Sponsored by H-Net, Humanities & Social Sciences On-line, Michigan State University

About H-Utopia

H-Utopia, like the 25-year-old Society for Utopian Studies, is devoted to discussion of utopianism in all its forms, from literary expression to policy analysis to architectural criticism to activism. Our focus is on the forms, contents, and influence of utopian/dystopian thinking. The intellectual homes of our members include literature (in several languages), politics and political theory, philosophy, psychology, the arts, architecture, and urban planning. We currently maintain a listserv, a website, a newsletter and a journal. While our intended audience is primarily the existing community of scholars of utopias and utopianism, our goal is to create a better online community that is both an object of study (as it connects with our scholarly interest in utopias) and a network of interested, active, interdisciplinary, and rigorous scholars. H-Utopia is not a forum for advocating the creation of utopia on earth; it is a forum for people who study the concepts of utopia and utopianism.

H-Utopia is co-edited by Professors Peter Sands, U. Wisconsin-Milwaukee, sands@uwm.edu and Bryan Alexander, Centenary College balexand@centenary.edu. It is advised by a board of scholars.

Like all H-Net lists, H-Utopia is moderated to edit out material that, in the editors' opinion, is not germane to the list, involves technical matters (such as subscription management requests), is inflammatory, or violates evolving, yet common, standards of Internet etiquette. H-Net's procedure for resolving disputes over list editorial practices is Article II, Section 2.20 of our bylaws, located at:


Logs and more information can also be found at the H-Net Web Site, located at


To join H-Utopia, please send a message from the account where you wish to receive mail, to:


(with no signatures or styled text, word wrap off for long lines) and only this text:

sub H-Utopia firstname lastname, institution

Example: sub H-Utopia Leslie Jones, Pacific State U

Follow the instructions you receive by return mail. If you have questions or experience difficulties in attempting to subscribe, please send a message to:


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We look forward to hearing from you!

Peter Sands
H-Utopia Editor

Bryan Alexander
H-Utopia Editor

Posted: 30 October 2001