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 Conference “Gender, household labour relations and (post)colonialism, 1800-present”

Date: 25-27 July 2016

Venue: Universitas Gajah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

In recent decades, postcolonial studies have increasingly looked at the role of gender in colonial relations. Inspiring work by scholars such as Catherine Hall, Phillipa Levine, Anne McClintock, and Ann Stoler, has tremendously deepened our knowledge on how gender relations were constituted, and how in turn they shaped colonial relations around the world. While work and household labour relations have surfaced in these studies, they have not been the focus of attention.

CFP for AFS 2015 Panel: Encountering, Ecologizing, and Enacting Agriculture(s)

Call for paper proposals for agriculture-related panels for the American Folklore Society Annual Meeting, October 14-17, 2015 at Long Beach, California. This year's conference theme is "Ecologies, Encounters, and Enactments"; the conference is the major national gathering for academic and public-sector folklorists, and also draws significant attendance from colleagues in related fields. 

Seminar by Richard Bushman, March 11, U.Conn--"The Nature of the South"

On Wednesday, March 11, at 5:30 PM, current AAS Distinguished Scholar in Residence and Gouverneur Morris Professor of History Emeritus at Columbia University, Richard L. Bushman, will present a paper in the AAS Regional Academic Seminar Series titled “The Nature of the South.” This paper comes from Prof. Bushman’s current research project, “Farmers in the Production of the Nation.” This seminar is part of an annual series of events organized by AAS in conjunction with the history departments at Brown University, Clark University, and the University of Connecticut.

CFP: Empire revisited: agricultural surveys and the making of colonial landscapes

This is a Call For Papers  for a panel at the Old and New Worlds: the Global Challenges of Rural History International Conference, Lisbon, 27-30 January 2016.


Panel: Empire revisited: agricultural surveys and the making of colonial landscapes