CFP: Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History 2018

Call for Papers:

Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural,

and Environmental History 2018 (SFARE)

The Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History (SFARE) is now accepting proposals for its annual conference, to be held at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee, April 27-28, 2018.

Introducing: The Commodity Frontiers Initiative

The transformation of the global countryside has been essential to the emergence and consolidation of capitalism over the last 500 years. Commodity frontiers have swept vast grasslands and forests, mountains and marine spaces, setting populations in motion, transforming social relations, and drawing raw materials, food, fuel, and people into global networks of labor and trade.

Re: Land reform and redistribution in Europe and the US


I am not sure if this is the sort of thing you are looking for or not - For Eastern Europe something like David Mitrany's 'The Land and the Peasant in Rumania' remains probably the best account of the attempt at land reform in Romania. There is a huge amount of detail in it. Henry L Roberts 'Rumania: Political Problems of an Agrarian State' is also good. Katherine Verdery's 'Transylvanian Villages' gives a good account of peasant experiences of land reform based on fieldwork carried on in the 70s and 80s.

Land reform and redistribution in Europe and the US

I'm looking for information on twentieth-century land reform and land redistribution programs in both Europe and the United States. I know the French case and am trying to figure out how it compares. The two primary programs in France worked as follows: a community could request assistance from the state (by way of a surveyor and financial aid) to redraw their its cadastral map; a land bank monitored sales in agricultural lands and bought up parcels and resold them (with discounted transaction costs) in order to create larger, more "rational" farms.

Call for 2017 Award Nominations- Agricultural History Society

2017 Call for Award Nominations

The Agricultural History Society seeks nominations for its publication awards through January 8, 2017. To nominate a book, article, or dissertation with a 2017 publication date, please follow the directions below. If you have a question, please email executive secretary Jim Giesen (


Call for papers EAUH Conference 2018 Rome Session M20 Feeding the city: comparative histories of urban agriculture

Coordinators: Clare Griffiths, Cardiff University, School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU, UK Tim Soens, Centre for Urban History, Department of History. University of Antwerp, Prinsstraat 13 (D313) 2000 Antwerp, Belgium


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