Call for Papers: Illicit Agriculture

RHN 51/2014 | Call

2015 Organization of American Historians conference

16-19 April 2015, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Deadline: 19 May 2014

Illicit Agriculture

The Agricultural History Society invites individual paper proposals for its sponsored panel at the 2015 Organization of American Historians conference in St. Louis, Missouri, from April 16-19, 2015. The panel theme is “illicit agriculture,” which overlaps with the conference theme of “Taboos.” We seek paper proposals that will explore illegal or subaltern agricultural efforts that historians have not generally considered as part of mainstream agricultural history. This might include anything from the cultivation of illegal substances, to criminal sites for farming. Topics that explore illicit recreation, food, medicine, or trade and consumption in an agricultural context are encouraged. This panel seeks local, national and/or global perspectives. Participants need not be members of the Agricultural History Society.

Please send an individual paper proposal (between 175-225 words) and a one-page c.v. to executive secretary James C. Giesen ( before May 19, 2014. We will select three papers for the panel and notify those selected before June 1, 2014.

Source: H-Rural