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

Oregon State University Resident Scholar Program: Now Accepting Applications

The Oregon State University Libraries Special Collections & Archives Research Center (SCARC) invites applications for its Resident Scholar Program.
Now in its ninth year, the Resident Scholar Program provides research grants to scholars interested in conductin

CFP: Diversity in Midwestern Studies

H-Midwest CFP: Diversity in Midwestern Studies

“The times they are a-changing,” but we are still quoting an old white male to describe the situation. The Midwest has long been thought of as pretty monolithic: all white, all farms, all “average,” all cold, and flat. The borders of other US regions seem to be easier to define, but the Midwest has often been white-washed by too-easy defininitions of who lives there and what life is like. 

AAS 2016 Summer Seminar in Historic American Visual Culture: "Seeing Nature"

The American Antiquarian Society’s 2016 Center for Historic American Visual Culture Summer Seminar will run from July 11-16, on the topic “Seeing Nature: The Environment in American Visual Culture to 1900.” The seminar will be led by Kathryn Morse, Professor of History and Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, and Jon Coleman, Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. Applications are due March 14, 2016.