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AHS 2018 Graduate Workshop

The Agricultural History Society invites applications for its third annual one-day graduate student workshop to be held Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in St. Petersburg, FL. The workshop will run immediately in advance of the AHS Annual Meeting (May 24-26, 2018), also in St. Petersburg.

CFP: Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History 2018

Call for Papers:

Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural,

and Environmental History 2018 (SFARE)

The Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History (SFARE) is now accepting proposals for its annual conference, to be held at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee, April 27-28, 2018.

State and farmer interaction in the post war period

I’m currently writing a thesis on the Swedish agricultural policy program after the Second World War. Special focus is given to the interaction between state and farmer and how this interaction could affect the development of agricultural policies. For Sweden I have source materials where the farmer and the state interacts in questions about land reform and also materials that cover the farmers' voices in the process of reshaping the Swedish countryside.

CFP: Southern Cultures Special Issue on Music and Protest

Southern Cultures, the award-winning quarterly of the Center for the Study of the American South, encourages submissions from scholars, writers, musicians, and visual artists for our Music and Protest Issue, to be published Fall 2018. We will be accepting submissions for this special issue through December 1, 2017, at https://southerncultures.submittable.com/submit .

Land reform and redistribution in Europe and the US

I'm looking for information on twentieth-century land reform and land redistribution programs in both Europe and the United States. I know the French case and am trying to figure out how it compares. The two primary programs in France worked as follows: a community could request assistance from the state (by way of a surveyor and financial aid) to redraw their its cadastral map; a land bank monitored sales in agricultural lands and bought up parcels and resold them (with discounted transaction costs) in order to create larger, more "rational" farms.

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