EH.Net operates the Economic History Services web site and several electronic mailing lists to provide resources and promote communication among scholars in economic history and related fields. EH.Net is supported by the Economic History Association and other affiliated organizations: the Business History Conference, the Cliometric Society, the Economic History Society, and the History of Economics Society.
EH.Net began in 1994 as the Econhist internet discussion list. It added several other discussion lists and was chartered in 1996 to provide a wide range of internet-based services to economic historians, historians of economics, economists, historians, related social scientists and the public. These services include an Ask the Professor service, research abstract and book review series, a collection of course syllabi, a directory of economic historians, the EH.Net Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History, several databases, numerous links to websites related to economic history, and the popular "How Much Is That?" service - which allows users to easily look up historical prices, interest rates, wage rates, GDP statistics, exchange rates and inflation rates.
In 2003 the Economic History Association became EH.Net's owner. Additional support comes from the Business History Conference, the Cliometric Society, the Economic History Society (UK), and the History of Economics Society. In addition, EH.Net hosts discussion lists and websites for several other scholarly organizations. It is hosted by Wake Forest University and Miami University. The universities also provide office space and supplementary funding for EH.Net.