Call for Panels: Rural History 2015 Conference

RHN 53/2014 | Call/EURHO

Organisers: Spanish Agricultural History Society (SEHA), Rural History Research Centre of the University of Girona (CRHR)

7-10 September 2015, Girona, Spain

Deadline: 30 September 2014


Rural History 2015 is the second conference held under the auspices of the European Rural History Organisation (EURHO). It is organised by the Spanish Agricultural History Society (SEHA) and the Rural History Research Centre of the University of Girona (CRHR) and it will take place at the University of Girona, Spain from 7-10 September 2015.

The conference is open to historians studying all periods as well as to scholars who approach rural history from a variety of other disciplines. While it focuses on the rural history of Europe it also welcomes Contributions dealing with aspects of rural history in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australasia.

The main aim of the conference is to provide an overview of the state of the art of rural history today. Another goal is to strengthen the existing networks and co-operation of rural historians and their institutions. The conference will be an excellent occasion for historians to discuss the basic question of what exactly rural history is, how it can be narrated and, crucial for the future development of rural history, how the attractions of rural history in an era of worldwide urbanisation can be communicated to the younger generation.

The conference is structured around panel sessions on a specific topic. We invite historians and related scholars to submit proposals for panels (up to 1,000 words). Panel organisers have to propose at least two speakers who will each present a paper on a related topic. The deadline for submitting proposals for panels is 30 September 2014. Submissions proceed totally online via the conference webpage at

Important dates and information to be taken into account:

  • 5 May 2014. Call for panel proposals (up to 1000 words).
  • 30 September 2014. Deadline for panel submission.
  • 30 November 2014. Authors are notified of selected panels.
  • 1 December 2014. Call for papers. Extended abstract of up to 1000 words.
  • 31 January 2015. Deadline for paper submission.
  • 28 February 2015. Authors are notified of papers accepted. Preliminary Program. Registration will be open. Early registration fees: €170 (€100 for students only).
  • Students wishing to register at the reduced rate must send to a PDF file with proof of student  status (e.g. a letter from Dean of Department or thesis supervisor).
  • 15 July 2015. Deadline for Conference Registration. Late registration will have extra charges (Fees: €220, €115 for students only).
  • 15 July 2015. Final Program.
  • 31 July 2015. Suggested deadline for sending completed papers.
  • 7-10 September 2015. Rural History 2015 Conference in Girona, Spain.

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