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 Content

CALL FOR PAPERS! “The Redevelopment of Farming Landscapes after the First and Second World Wars” (ESSHC, Valencia 2016)

CFP for session: "The Redevelopment of Farming Landscapes after the First and Second World Wars" on the European Social Science History Conference in Valencia (March 30 – April 2, 2016)

Deadline for submissions: May 14, 2015

If you are interested in joining our session, please send an abstract of 100-500 words of your paper to dries.claeys@icag.kuleuven.be.

Call for Papers for ESSHC 2016 Session: The Impact of Wars: Political Mindsets on Food and Agriculture

This is a CFP for a session on the Rural History Network at European Social Science History Conference, 30 March - 2 April 2016, Valencia

Session: The Impact of Wars: Political Mindsets on Food and Agriculture

Organizers: Leen Van Molle (KU Leuven), Yves Segers (KU Leuven, ICAG), Sara Mispoulier (KU Leuven), Laura Eskens (KU Leuven)

CfP- "Assembling the Post-Liberal Order in Central and Eastern Europe (1929-1956)"

Dear colleagues,

You are kindly invited to take part in the workshop "Assembling the Post-Liberal Order in Central and Eastern Europe:  Labour, Welfare Institutions and the Governing of Economic Life during and after the Great Depression (1929-1956)". The meeting will take place on the 26-27 June 2015 in Budapest.  Contributions on rural history are extremely welcome. The deadline for submitting your abstracts is the 30th of April 2015.

DEADLINE APPROACHING! CFPs: New Paths in the Environmental History of North American and the Ohio Valley

CALL FOR PAPERS:

New Paths in the Environmental History of North America and the Ohio Valley

October 8-10, 2015

Louisville, Kentucky

Conference Conveners:

David Stradling (University of Cincinnati)

Mark Hersey (Mississippi State University)

New Blog on Rural Women's Studies

The Rural Women's Studies Association is pleased to announce that it has launched a new blog highlighting ongoing research and grassroots activism working with rural women around the world.  Each week, a scholar or activist will share their work.

Our inaugural post is from Cynthia Prescott, who recently appeared with actor/director/producer Tony Goldwyn on TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are?  In this post, Prescott explores what she learned from the probate records of Tony Goldwyn’s 3X great grandfather, a New York State politician who migrated to Oregon in the 1850s.

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