Welcome to the Rural History conference, September 11–14, 2023!
The Rural History 2023 conference continues the tradition of the previous Rural History conferences held in Bern, Girona, Leuven, Paris, Uppsala aiming to promote a scientific discussion on new research on rural history in a broad sense by bringing together researchers dealing with different regions, different periods and from different theoretical and methodological traditions.
In accordance with this, the conference is open for research on all aspects on the history of the countryside in Europe and its interaction with other parts of the world throughout time. We welcome participation from different academic subjects dealing with history, archaeology, geography, economic history, economics, sociology, ethnology, anthropology, development studies, gender studies, environmental history, historical demography, science and technology history, colonial history, global history, etc.) presenting and discussing new research and thereby contributing to expanding our knowledge on the rural history of Europe and beyond. Our conference is also a great opportunity to bring into discussion contemporary concerns regarding rurality, and to highlight ways we could contribute to the safeguarding of living heritage
A session proposal should include a title, the full name and affiliation of the organizer, and a short abstract (max 500 words) introducing the topic, the aim of the session, the names, and affiliations of at least three of the proposed panel contributors and the title of their papers, the name and institutional affiliation of the chair and of the discussant. A panel should focus on a specific topic and include participants from at least two countries. Also, we need the organizer cv.
Each session will last two hours and include four papers. Sessions will be led by a chair and a discussant. Double sessions on a particular topic are possible. We also welcome proposals for “Meet-the-author” sessions. In this case at least two commentators/discussants, besides the author, should be in the proposal. Participants are asked to limit themselves to a maximum of two presentations at the conference.
Panel proposals will be assessed by the Academic Research Committee which will accept or refuse them or suggest modifications.