Call for Papers: Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History 2020

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The Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History (SFARE) is now accepting proposals for its annual conference, to be held at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, April 24–25, 2020.


Now in its thirteenth year, SFARE provides a collegial setting for advanced graduate students and established scholars to present material that pushes the boundaries of agricultural, rural, and environmental history. In keeping with SFARE’s tradition of fostering a welcoming and constructive atmosphere, participants should plan to pre-circulate drafts of presentation-length papers approximately two weeks in advance and to attend all panels (there are no concurrent sessions).


This year’s event is hosted by the Department of History and Philosophy at Kennesaw State University, with additional support from the Center for the History of Agriculture, Science, and the Environment of the American South (CHASES) at Mississippi State University and the Agricultural History Society. 


Alison Collis Greene will deliver this year’s keynote address. Dr. Greene is associate professor of American religious history in Emory University’s Candler School of Theology and the author ofNo Depression in Heaven: The Great Depression, the New Deal, and the Transformation of Religion in the Delta (Oxford University Press, 2016).


Work on all geographic locations and time periods is welcome. Faculty and students are invited to submit panel or single-paper proposals on any topic dealing with rural, agricultural, or environmental history. Please submit a 250-word paper proposal or a 500-word panel proposal, along with a one-page CV for each person involved, to Tom Okie at


The deadline for submission is February 3. Responses will be sent by February 14.

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