Seeking panelists: Monuments and Memory at 2019 Agricultural History Society conference

I am seeking co-panelists for an Agricultural History conference session on monuments and commemoration in urban and rural settings. The Agricultural History Society conference will be held in Washington, D.C. on June 6-8, 2019. Deadline for submitting proposals is September 28, 2018.

Panel Proposal for Agricultural History Society Conference 2019


I am looking for anyone who might be interested in participating in a panel on relationships between farmers and agricultural scientists and agricultural colleges in the late nineteenth-century. My own paper focuses on educational outreach in Michigan from 1875-1900 and the building of a trusting relationship between the agricultural college and farmers. If you are interested or have suggestions please respond or email me at sw2310[at]msstate.edu

Thank you,

Scott Wooley

New Book on Chinese Youth, Immigrant Advocacy, and Rural "New Destinations"

Dear colleagues:

I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book, Lawyering an Uncertain Cause: Immigration Advocacy and Chinese Youth in the U.S.(Vanderbilt University Press).

With public outrage rightfully centering on the U.S.’ treatment of young migrants and their families, this book explores critical and timely—yet largely unconsidered—dimensions of mobility and advocacy:

proposing a panel for 2019 Rural History

I am interested in putting together or joining a proposed panel for the 2019 Rural History conference at the EHESS. My paper will be about the calculation of crop yields from auctions of standing grain (called ventes de fruits pendant par racine in French) that were done as part of the probate process. The paper deals with the period 1700-1830, and deals with the province of Burgundy.


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