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

Agricultural History Society CFP Deadline Extension

*Submission deadline extended*

The 2016 annual meeting of the Agricultural History Society will explore the always mutually dependent, sometimes amicable and often tendentious relationship between urban and rural spaces through the conference theme “Town and Country”; and what better place to do so than in New York City? Long the United States’ foremost city, New York is a metropolis built in part on agriculture.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Special issue of The Journal of Hate Studies: Hate and Heritage

In the fall of 2015, Paul Craig Cobb began his move to buy up land in rural Kansas and Nebraska. In addition to making cash offers to landowners in south central Nebraska and north central Kansas, Cobb attempted to purchase land at a sheriff's sale in Webster County, Nebraska. He advertised his goal on a Facebook page and elsewhere: to set up a Pioneer Little Europe ("PLE" among white supremacists), an all-white enclave. Cobb had made similar efforts in South Dakota, and his goal, he claimed, was to form white-only communities in all 50 states.