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


Dear colleagues,

From the editorial board of Entremons: UPF Journal of World History we invite you to send us an original text for its possible inclusion in the next issue of our journal. Entremons: UPF Journal of World History is an annual publication sponsored by the University Pompeu Fabra and accepts both academic articles and recently published book reviews about World History.

Thirsk Prize 2020

The British Agricultural History Society is pleased to invite submissions for its annual Thirsk Prize. Books published for the first time in 2019 in the broad area of British and Irish rural history, or which use Britain and Ireland as comparators, are eligible. Submission is by sending a pdf of the work to the secretary of the prize committee by Noon on 13 January 2020.

CFP: "Environment, Agriculture, and State-Building" at Policy History Conference (June 3-6, 2020)

Dear colleagues,

We seek another presenter on the theme of "Environment, Agriculture, and State-Building" for the Policy History Conference in Tempe, Arizona, from June 3-6, 2020 (CFP here). (The conference unfortunately coincides with the annual meeting of the Agricultural History Society.)

2020 Georgia Archives Symposium - From Field to Mill Town: Cotton and Textile Culture in Georgia, April 4, 2020

The Georgia Archives (5800 Jonesboro Rd., Morrow, GA) invites proposals for presentations and posters for our 2020 symposium looking at textile culture in Georgia.  We welcome proposals on a variety of topics, including but not limited to: mill towns, cotton farming, and the International Cotton Exposition of 1881.