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Teaching Regions after the Election

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).

Panel Proposal for Agricultural History Society Annual Meeting 2017

Dear colleagues,

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.

Joan Thirsk Prize 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.

Ag History Panel Proposal

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”

EXTENDED DEADLINE Call for Papers, Panels, and Posters - XVI Biennial IASC Conference (Utrecht, 10-14 July 2017) - Extended deadline November 1, 2016

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?

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