Call for Papers: Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History 2023 (SFARE)

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The Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History (SFARE) is now accepting proposals for its annual conference, to be held at Mississippi State University on March 31 and April 1, 2023.

Since 2008, SFARE has provided a collegial setting for established scholars and advanced graduate students to present material that pushes the boundaries of agricultural, rural, and environmental history. In keeping with SFARE’s tradition of fostering a welcoming and constructive atmosphere, participants should plan to attend all panels (there are no concurrent sessions) in order to provide quality feedback for each presenter. This year’s event is supported by the Department of History and the Center for the History of Agriculture, Science, and the Environment of the South (CHASES) at Mississippi State University, as well as by the Agricultural History Society.

Dr. Helen Anne Curry, Kranzberg Professor of the History of Technology in the School of History and Sociology at Georgia Tech, will deliver this year’s keynote address.

Work on all geographic locations and time periods is welcome. Faculty and students are invited to submit panel, roundtable, or single-paper proposals on any topic dealing with rural, agricultural, or environmental history. Please submit a 250-word paper proposal or a 500-word panel proposal, along with a one-page CV for each person involved, to James C. Giesen at

The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2023. Responses will be sent by February 1.