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

Ag History Panel Proposal

I am in the process of organizing a panel for the Agricultural History Society Annual Meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from June 8-10, 2017. The leading theme for the conference is “Who is a Farmer?: Regional Identity and Rural Culture.” The panel includes the following papers discussing the historical intersections linking bankers and capitalists with farming and ranching.

Jaclyn J.S. Miller, PhD (University of Kansas)
“Bankers as Farmers: W.D. Ferguson and the Anti-Farm Incorporation Debate in Kansas, 1929-1930”

EXTENDED DEADLINE Call for Papers, Panels, and Posters - XVI Biennial IASC Conference (Utrecht, 10-14 July 2017) - Extended deadline November 1, 2016

Given the many requests for an extension of the abstract submission deadline the local organizing committee of the IASC-Conference ‘Practicing the Commons: Self-Governance, Cooperation, and Institutional Change’ (Utrecht, 10-14 July 2017) has decided to postpone the deadline for submitting abstracts (500 words max.) for papers, panels, and posters until the 1st of November, 2016.

Did you already submit a paper or full panel proposal?