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RWSA Triennial Conference - Call for Papers, Due June 15th

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

Postwar hybrid corn

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. 

New Article of Interest in the Pacific Historical Review

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.

Charles S. Peterson

I am sad to report the death of Dr. Charles S. Peterson. Chas was the editor of the Western Historical Quarterly from 1980-89, and a longtime member of USU's History Department. He was a kind but exacting editor, a generous mentor, and a gracious human being. I will miss him greatly. His full obituary is available at this link: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/deseretnews/obituary-print.aspx?n=charles-peterson&pid=18... David Rich Lewis Utah State University

RESCHEDULED Boston Environmental History Seminar: Industrialization in Rural America

Boston Environmental History Seminar

The Boston Environmental History Seminar is an occasion for scholars as well as interested members of the public to discuss aspects of American environmental history from prehistory to the present day. Presenters come from a variety of disciplines including history, urban planning, and environmental management. Six to eight sessions take place annually during the academic year, and most focus on works in progress.

Call for Papers: 2018 Virginia Forum

2018 Call for Papers

The Virginia Forum: March 15-17, 2018

Local History and Regional Identity

Founded in 2006, the Virginia Forum is an annual conference that brings together historians, teachers, writers, archivists, museum curators, historic site interpreters, librarians, and others engaged in the study and interpretation of Virginia history to share their knowledge, research, and experiences. Accordingly, the Forum is interdisciplinary in nature and welcomes proposals on all aspects of Virginia life, society, history, and culture.

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