CFP: NACBS 2021 Panel: ‘Empire and the rural environment’

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We (Max Long, Jana Hunter) are putting together a panel for NACBS 2021, which will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, in November. We are looking for potential panellists working on ideas about the rural environment, modernity and the British empire. The aim of the panel, which takes its cue in part from the National Trust’s ‘Colonial Countryside’ project, is to explore how ‘rural’ Britain was shaped by empire. Our aim is to centre on the twentieth century, although we are open to contributions from other periods. Papers might focus on, but are not limited to, the links between the British empire and the history of agriculture, the role of nature and naturalism in colonial relations, the management of colonial environments or the influence of decolonization on rural life. The NACBS deadline for complete panels is April 1. If you’re interested in taking part in this panel, please feel free to get in touch to discuss ideas, or email your abstract to