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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.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Vernacular Architecture Forum 2018 Annual Meeting, A Shared Heritage: Urban and Rural Experience on the Banks of the Potomac, May 2-5, 2018, in Alexandria, Virginia. DEADLINE – OCTOBER 30, 2017

The Vernacular Architecture Forum (www.vafweb.org) invites paper proposals for its 37th Annual Conference, A Shared Heritage: Urban and Rural Experience on the Banks of the Potomac, May 2-5, 2018, in Alexandria, Virginia.  Papers may address vernacular and everyday buildings, sites, or cultural landscapes worldwide.

Call for 2017 Award Nominations- Agricultural History Society

2017 Call for Award Nominations

The Agricultural History Society seeks nominations for its publication awards through January 8, 2017. To nominate a book, article, or dissertation with a 2017 publication date, please follow the directions below. If you have a question, please email executive secretary Jim Giesen (JGiesen@history.msstate.edu).

 

Museums of Minnesota

Readers of H-Rural may be interested in some of the posts appearing lately in the Museums of Minnesota blog on H-Midwest. Many of them are coming from county historical societies in the state. Curators and archivists have been sharing documents and photos from their collections that tell histories from the area that are largely tales of rural life in the upper Midwest.

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