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 PAPERS
RURAL WOMEN'S STUDIES ASSOCIATION CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED!
It's still not too late to propose a presentation or paper for next year's triennial 2018 Rural Women's Studies Association conference (to be held at Ohio University, May 17-19, 2018.) The deadline for submissions has been extended to June 15, 2017! See below for further information about the conference and the submission process.
Surviving and Thriving: Gender, Justice, Power, and Place Making
Rural Women's Studies Association Triennial Conference
Hosted by Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
May 17-19, 2018
I'm investigating the breeding of fertilizer-intensive hybrid corn in the 1950s in the US. Two questions:
One source (Steele 1978, "The hybrid corn industry in the United States") says by 1955 some hybrids were being marketed as especially bred for high plant densities. I need to track down this marketing material -- adverts, speeches, brochures, anything.
The Pacific Historical Review recently published the following article that may interest H-Rural list subscribers:
- ”Indian School, Company Town: Outing Workers from Sherman Institute at Fontana Farms Company, 1907-1930,” by Kevin Whalen
This article can be accessed via the following link: http://ucpressjournals.com/journal.php?j=phr.