Welcome to H-Rural, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine. The primary purpose of H-Rural is to facilitate discussions about scholarship and teaching in rural and agricultural history. We welcome contributions such as conference announcements, calls for papers, course syllabi, conference reports, news of new datasets, and other items related to our focus, rural and agricultural history over time and place.

Recent Discussions

Postdoc fellowship in animal welfare at University of British Columbia

Here is a postdoctoral fellowship on the history of breeding technologies and animal welfare in cattle at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. This research will contribute to the historical portion of a larger interdisciplinary project that examines perceptions, trust and interest in gene-editing technology among and within the milk and beef supply chains from farmers through to consumers. The historical research will focus on understanding perception, trust, and adoption of historical breeding technologies among all interested groups from farmers to consumers.

Registration Open for Virtual Triennial Rural Women's Studies Association Conference, May 11-15, 2021

Registration is now open for the Triennial Rural Women’s Studies Association Conference, taking place May 11-15, 2021. The Rural Women’s Studies Association is an international association that advances and promotes farm and rural women's gender studies in historical perspective.

EVENT: Moving Beyond the Monograph- New and Creative Models of Academic Publication Every Scholar of Humanities Should Know About

Dear H-Rural,

I want to invite you to join me for my exclusive interview with Chris Harrison, Publishing Development Director of Humanities and Social Sciences at Cambridge University Press as part of our ongoing 'Publication Success Interview Series'. 

Chris will discuss how Cambridge is moving beyond the monograph to introduce new and creative publication models to fill the gap between academic articles and books. Register to learn more about how you can take advantage of this new forum to publish your research and advance your career.

Updated CFP: Association for East Asian Environmental History Conference, 7-10 Sept 2021, Online

The Association for East Asian Environmental History (AEAEH) has extended the call for submission of proposals for organized panels and individual papers for its Sixth Biennial Conference. In light of the ongoing pandemic, the conference will be conducted online September 7-10, 2021.