History is an organic field of research, and our knowledge changes based on new discoveries, findings, and historiographical approaches that continually change our perspectives. The History Research Network on SSRN is an open access digital platform, expediting and widening the dissemination of groundbreaking historical research. Both scholars of history and the whole of SSRN's global community are offered early stage research, preprints, working papers, and research in revised and final form. In contrast to traditional publishing, the History Research Network disseminates work more broadly, expediting access to current historical scholarship, debates, and understanding. With the launching of the History Research Network, SSRN aims to serve as a leading resource for history, globally.