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

CFP - Farming and Place: Agricultural History Society Graduate Workshop 2023; Deadline November 1, 2022

The Agricultural History Society invites applications for a one-day graduate student workshop to be held Wednesday, June 7, 2023 in Knoxville, TN. The workshop will run immediately in advance of the AHS Annual Meeting (June 8-10), also in Knoxville. Applicants for the workshop are strongly encouraged to apply to present their work at the Annual Meeting as well.

Panelists for the Agricultural History Society Annual Meeting (Knoxville, TN, June 2023)

We are organizing a session on the transregional history of agroecosystems for the 2023 meeting of the Agricultural History Society. We hope to foster a conversation about how local agricultural practices, including water and land usage, labor organization, ecological change, and capitalistic schemes leaned on, were incorporated into and shaped global networks of capital, knowledge, and power. We are looking for scholars of various backgrounds interested in joining our conversation about agriculture, landscape, trans-regional history, and empire making.


CFP Date Change/New Remote Options: Agricultural Pasts of the Climate Crisis, the Agricultural History Society Annual Meeting

TL/DR: Based on input from members, we're adding new possibilities for presenting remotely (see "Remote Guidelines" below the CFP text) and extending the deadline for AHS submissions until October 15th.

Revised CFP: Agricultural Pasts of the Climate Crisis, The Agricultural Society Annual Meeting, Knoxville, Tennessee

June 8-10, 2023