I have been teaching an undergraduate architectural history course on the evolution of American regions and regionalism for several years. Some of you have given me leads for readings... which is why I am back again as I plan my spring syllabus. Although the students have certainly been cognizant of the contemporary red state/blue state divide, given the elections I want to be more focused in exploring the spatial turn of politics resulting in the red/blue map of zones and rings (urban/rural/suburban, north/south/east/west).
We are currently planning a panel for the 2017 annual meeting of the Agricultural History Society in Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 8-10. In addition to our two papers, we are looking for a chair or commentator, and a third paper on any aspect of agricultural knowledge, agricultural education, or agricultural science, from any time period and any place in the world.
The Pacific Historical Review recently published the following articles that may interest H-
CFP: Biodiversity and its Histories Part II
April 24-25, 2017, Columbia University and the New York Botanical Garden
CEU Department of History | Apply for PhD and MA Scholarships!
The Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History (SFARE) is now accepting proposals for its annual conference, to be held at Rice University, in Houston, Texas, February 10-11, 2017.
The British Agricultural History Society is pleased to announce the inaugural Joan Thirsk Prize for the best book in British and Irish rural or agrarian history published in 2016. Comparative studies using British or Irish materials or placing Britain and Ireland in a larger context are also eligible to be submitted. The closing date for submissions is 9 January 2017.
Agricultural History Society Graduate Workshop 2017 “Farmers and Agriculture across Borders”
I am in the process of organizing a panel for the Agricultural History Society Annual Meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from June 8-10, 2017. The leading theme for the conference is “Who is a Farmer?: Regional Identity and Rural Culture.” The panel includes the following papers discussing the historical intersections linking bankers and capitalists with farming and ranching.
Jaclyn J.S. Miller, PhD (University of Kansas)
“Bankers as Farmers: W.D. Ferguson and the Anti-Farm Incorporation Debate in Kansas, 1929-1930”
Given the many requests for an extension of the abstract submission deadline the local organizing committee of the IASC-Conference ‘Practicing the Commons: Self-Governance, Cooperation, and Institutional Change’ (Utrecht, 10-14 July 2017) has decided to postpone the deadline for submitting abstracts (500 words max.) for papers, panels, and posters until the 1st of November, 2016.
Did you already submit a paper or full panel proposal?