Rural History Network Panels at ESSHC 2018

RHN 33/2018 | Event

European Social Science History Conference 2018

4-7 April 2018, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

At the European Social Science History Conference 2018 there will be several panels organized within the Rural History Network (Chairs: Dulce Freire and Tim Soens).


Wednesday 4 April 2018, 8.30 - 10.30

F-1 - RUR11 : Specialisation or Diversification? Income Strategies of Farmers in Times of Economic Downturn

Organizer and Chair: Pieter De Graef

Elisa Botella-Rodríquez: Inward-looking Development in Cuba (1990-2008): Income and Employment Opportunities for Small Farmers
Christiane Cheneaux-Berthelot: Vegetable Growers on the Outskirts of Paris during the 19th Century: Competition or Emulation between Small-scale and Large-scale Agriculture?
Omar Mazzotti: Sharecroppers and Farmers of Romagna facing Agricultural Invasion: Income or Survival Strategies?
Mats Morell: Smallholders’ and Large Estates’ Reaction to Changed Market Conditions in the Late 19th Century

Wednesday 4 April 2018, 11.00 - 13.00

E-2 - CRI02 : Crime and Criminal Justice in Rural Europe (17th-19th centuries)

Organizer: Dieter Bruneel
Chair and Discussant: Xavier Rousseaux

Sander Berghmans: Optimising Forest Management by the Arenberg Family in the 18th Century: Making Use of Legal Power in the “Land of Enghien” (Southern Netherlands)
Dieter Bruneel: Liberating the Land? Use-Rights Conflicts and the Limits of Legal Sanction (Southern Netherlands, c. 1800 - c. 1820)
Riikka Miettinen: Pleading Insanity in Criminal Trials: Establishing the Insanity Defense in the Early Modern Swedish and Finnish Rural District Courts (17th Early 18th Century)
Stephan Sander-Faes: Struggling for Existence During ‘Hard Times’: Thievery, Justice, and Survival Strategies in Rural Bohemia, c. 1700

V-2 - LAB02 : Commercial Farming and Rural Relations in a Global Context

Organizer: Fredrik Lilja
Chair and Discussant: Mats Greiff

Onur Ada: Making the Roads of the Turkish Republic: Resistance of the Peasants against the Road Tax as a Matter of Life and Death
Mark Hailwood: The Gender Division of Labour in Rural England, 1500-1700: New Evidence from Court Depositions
Fredrik Lilja: Land and Labour in Zambia from the 1920s to the 1990s. Settler Farmers, Investments and Resistance towards Proletarianisation
Dionicio Valdés: Entre Boss y Vaca. The New Mexico Dairy Worker from Family Farm to Corporate Industry

Wednesday 4 April 2018, 16.30 - 18.30

F-4 - RUR10: Consumption, Food and Social Change

Organizer and Chair: Rosa Congost

Gérard Béaur: Patterns of Food Consumption and Social Changes in the Long Run. The Postmortem Inventories of Meaux and the Brie Countryside (1600-1790)
Laurent Heyberger, Laurent Herment: Male Breadwinners’ Food Intakes and Estimations and Height of Conscripts in Nineteenth-century Rural France
Rosa Lluch-Bramon, Maria Soler-Sala: The imposition of bread in the Catalan Countryside in the Middle Ages
Rosa Ros, Rosa Congost & Enric Saguer: Consumption and Social Change. The Humble Social Groups in Rural Catalonia (the Girona Reggion, Eighteenth Century)
Ulrich Schwarz: Variation in Food Consumption Practices in Austria during the Crisis of the 1930s

Thursday 5 April 2018, 8.30 - 10.30

D-5 - RUR15: Political Institutions and Agricultural Intensification in Pre-modern Europe (500 BC – AD 1,200)

Organizer and Chair: Mario Adamo
Discussant: Daniel Curtis

Margaret Burr: Peasants to Entrepreneurs? The Intensification of Grain Malting in Roman Hampshire
Tim Sorg: Peopling the Land: Human Capital and Syracusan Land Allotment, 483-380 BCE
Paolo Tomei, Lorenzo Tabarrini: Insecurity of Tenure, Desire for Control. The Long History of Manentes in the Light of Tuscan Medieval Sources (9th-12th Centuries)

F-5 - RUR01a: Between Abundance and Scarcity: International Grain Markets in Pre-Industrial Europe (XVI-XIX centuries)

Organizers: Luca Mocarelli, Giulio Ongaro

Chair and Discussant: Cormac O'Grada

Daniele Andreozzi: "I grandi commerci portano in groppa i piccoli". Trieste and the Cereal Trade in the XVIII Century (Practices, Merchants, Markets and States)
Andrea Bonoldi, Pier Luigi Novi Inverardi & Isabella Salvador: The Cereal Market in an Alpine Region at the End of the Ancient Regime: Tyrol (1745-1820)
Alida Clemente, Annastella Carrino: Grain Markets in an Emergency Situation: Circuits, Actors and Institutions during the 1763-64 Famine in the Kingdom of Naples
Ida Fazio: Foreign and Domestic Grain Markets meet at the Caricatori: the Sicilian Institutional System of Conservation and Distribution of Wheat
Mikolaj Malinowski: The Power of Consensus: Parlamentarizm and Market Integration in Poland, 1505-1772
Giulio Ongaro, Luca Mocarelli & Fabrizio Constantini & Luciano Maffi: Wheat Prices and Wheat Market in the Republic of Venice and in the State of Milan (XVIIIth Century)

Z-5 - SOC03: Comparative Perspectives on Poor Relief in European Rural Societies 1700 - 1830

Organizer: Nick Van den Broeck
Chair: Esther Beeckaert
Discussant: Wouter Ryckbosch

Thijs Lambrecht, Anne Winter: The Determinants of Poor Relief in Early Modern Rural Societies: Western Flanders C. 1700
Luciano Maffi, Giovanni Gregorini & Marco Rochini: Poor Relief Systems in Northern Italy Rural Societies in the 18th Century.
Julie Marfany, Montserrat Carbonell-Esteller & Joana Maria Pujadas-Mora: Migration and the Household Economy of the Poor in Catalonia, 1762-1803
Nick Van den Broeck: Between Regions and Localities: Framing and Explaining Micro-Variations in Rural Poor Relief Practices in the Southern Low Countries (1750-1830)

Thursday 5 April 2018, 11.00 - 13.00

F-6 - RUR01b: Between Abundance and Scarcity: International Grain Markets in Pre-Industrial Europe (XVI-XIX centuries)

Organizers: Luca Mocarelli, Giulio Ongaro
Chair and Discussant: Cormac O'Grada

Federico D'Onofrio, G. Duadin & C. Loïc: France and the European Grain Trade in the Long Eighteenth-century (1700-1820)
Pietro Ficarra: Scarcity in a Land of Plenty: the Case of XV-XVI Century Padua
Aleksander Panjek: Urban Merchants vs. Peasant Traders: the Parallel Grain Trade in Early Modern Slovenia
Laura Prosperi: Famine, Staple Trade and Food Habits: what about the Impact of Grain Losses in the Modern Age?
Donatella Strangio: Between Abundance and Scarcity: “Tratte”, Smuggling of Grain, Merchants


Thursday 5 April 2018 14.00 - 16.00

F-7 - RUR03a: Disseminating Rural Knowledge. Transnational Perspectives on Agricultural Education in the 20th Century

Organizer: Julia Tischler
Chair: Bengt Sandin

Dietmar Müller: Agrarianism in East Central Europe. Co-operatives and the Quest for Transforming Rural Societies
Julia Tischler: Agricultural Education, Segregation, and Transnational Knowledge in South Africa, c. 1900-1950
Liesbeth van de Grift: Governing the Rural through Agricultural Education

Thursday 5 April 2018, 16.30 - 18.30

B-8 - RUR14: Growth and Inequality. Explaining Unequal Growth Paths in European Pre-Industrial Societies (Late Middle Ages - 19th Century)

Organizer: Davide Cristoferi
Chair: Erik Thoen
Discussant: Tim Soens

Ana Avino de Pablo: Inequality and the Evolution of the Land Market(s) within Peasant Societies. An Aspect of the Relations between Economic Growth and Inequality in Late Medieval England (14th-16th c.)
Esther Beeckaert, Eric Vanhoute: Access to Land and Regional Inequalities in Belgium, ca. 1800-1850
Pinar Ceylan: Regional Variations in the Sixteenth Century Western Anatolia
Davide Cristoferi: Inequalities and Growth in the Late Medieval Mezzadria Tuscany (15th-early 16th c.): First Results from an Ongoing Research

F-8 - RUR03b: Disseminating Rural Knowledge. Transnational Perspectives on Agricultural Education in the 20th Century

Organizer: Heinrich Hartmann
Discussant: Katja Bruisch

Kalliopi Geronymaki: Forming Farmers and Citizens. Greek Governmental Planning of Agricultural Professional Training and its Transnational Connotations, 1945-1953
Heinrich Hartmann: Building on Old Institutions. The Agricultural Extension Service and the Village Institutes in Post-war Rural Turkey
Cassandra Mark-Thiesen: Postwar Black Atlantic Development Encounters in Liberia: Rural Education, Race and the Question of Revolution and Social Change
Corinne A. Pernet: Getting closer to the Ground: Agricultural Education Programs at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture, Costa Rica (1958 to 1978)


J-8 - SPA03: Rural and Environmental

Chair: Sebastian Klüsener
Discussant: Bogumil Szady

Óskar Guðlaugsson, Gudmundur Jonsson: The Household Economy of Early 18th Century Iceland
Ewa Kazmierczyk: Geographical Context of the Population Distribution in Southern Poland at the End of 18th Century – a Case Study
Joshua Rhodes: Using GIS to Uncover and Understand Subtenancy in Seventeenth- to Eighteenth-century England

Friday 6 April 2018, 8.30 - 10.30

D-9 - RUR09: Shock Cities: Medieval Cities Managing Food Crises

Organizer and Chair: Tim Soens

Nicolas Barla: Political Responses to Food Crises in Narrative Sources. A Methodological and Comparative Analysis of Famine Narratives from the Southern Low Countries (XIth-XVth Century)
Antoine Bonnivert: Facing Food Crises in the Rheno-Mosan Area: the Political Responses of Medieval Bishops
Chantal Camenisch: Aldermen under Compulsion. Subsistence Crises, Coping Strategies and Market Regulation in the Town of Bern (Switzerland) from the 14th to the 16th Century

F-9 - RUR05a: The Nationalisation of Rural Politics in Europe, from the French Revolution to the Second World War

Organizers: Juan Pan-Montojo, Leen Van Molle
Chair and Discussant: Juan Pan-Montojo

Laurent Brassart: French Revolution and the Dynamics of Nationalisation of Rural Politics on Both Sides of the Northern Border (1789-1830)
Niels Grüne: Participation from a Distance? Paths and Obstacles to Translocal Politics in German Rural Societies (Late 18th to Mid-19th Century)
Florencia Peyrou: Transition to National Politics in the Spanish Rural Society, 1808-1840
Nadine Vivier: Politics in the Village in Nineteenth-century France

H-9 - RUR16: Social Organisation and Agricultural Development

Chair: Pieter De Graef

Sanjukta Ghosh: Agricultural Improvement and Elite Roles: Colonial Rural India 1921-29.
Peter Gray: The Agrarian Thought of William Sharman Crawford
Sarah Kunkel: Nkrumah’s Farmers: Agricultural Development under State-Capitalism in Ghana
Piotr Miodunka: The Diversity of the Agro-system in Southern Poland to the Mid-19th Century


Friday 6 April 2018, 11.00 - 13.00

F-10 - RUR05b: The Nationalisation of Rural Politics in Europe, from the French Revolution to the Second World War

Organizer, Chair and Discussant: Leen Van Molle

Óscar Bascuñán Añover: The Social Conflicts in the Nationalisation of Politics in Rural Spain (1875-1931)
Alexandre Dupont: Below and Beyond the States? Boundary Communities and the Control of the Border in the Age of State-building (France-Spain)
Darina Martykanova: Countryside and Modernisation in the Discourse of Turkish Urban Intellectuals in the Early 20th Century
Jordi Planas , Raimon Soler-Becerro: Agricultural Cooperatives, Farmers’ Unions and the Politicisation of the Catalan Countryside in the Early Twentieth Century

Friday 6 April 2018, 16.30 - 18.30

F-12 - RUR12: Crisis in the Countryside: Managing Problems of Food and Agriculture in the Low Countries, 19th-20th Century

Organizers: Dries Claeys, Laura Eskens
Chair: Nadine Vivier
Discussant: Liesbeth van de Grift

Dries Claeys: Governing the Reconstruction of the Belgian Countryside after the First World War
Laura Eskens: From Farmers to Forks. Belgium’s Changing Agro-Food Policy of the 1930s
Floor Haalboom: Disease as Disaster: Public Debate about Foot-and-mouth Disease Crises in the 1960s and 2001 in the Netherlands
Anton Schuurman: Three is the Magic Number. Dutch Agriculture and the Crises of 1840s, 1880s and 1930s

Saturday 7 April 2018, 8.30 - 10.30

D-13 - RUR17: Rural Families and their Economic Strategies

Chair: Dulce Freire

Stefan Backius , Camilla Berglund & Anders Forsell : From Prosperity to Rust – Studies from the post-industrial Bergslagen in Sweden
Haim Kim , Kwon Nae-Hyun : Strategies for the Survival of Local Elite Families against Natural Disasters in the Mid-18th Century to Early 20th Century
Olaf März : Spatial Aspects of Economic Diversity in Rural and Urban Societies. A Microstructural Comparison in Mid-18th Century Northern Germany
Manoela Pedroza : Some Possibilities of Accumulation Outside Market by Brazilian Tenants in the Nineteenth Century (Imperial Farm of Santa Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 1808-1888)
Lucas Rappo : Social Ties in Corsier-sur-Vevey (Switzerland) at the End of 18th Century: the Role of Neighbourhood and Kinship

F-13 - RUR07a: Policies of Innovation and Technological Change in European Atlantic Agricultures (1945 – 2000)

Organizers: Bruno Esperante Paramos, Lourenzo Fernández-Prieto
Chair: Mats Morell

Alba Díaz Geada: Dairy Specialization in Rural Galiza. Resistances and Adaptations in Capitalist Modernization under Franco Dictatorship
Bruno Esperante Paramos: Policies of Technological Change and Moto-mechanization in the Galician Agriculture 1939-1986
Daniel Lanero Táboas: A Successful Experience of Dairy Specialization: the Región of Beira Litoral, 1960 – 1980 (Portugal)
Margot Lyautey: Fertilizers in France and Germany from the 1930’s to the 1950’s


Saturday 7 April 2018, 11.00 - 13.00

F-14 - RUR07b: Policies of Innovation and Technological Change in European Atlantic Agricultures (1945 – 2000)

Chair: Daniel Lanero Táboas

Lourenzo Fernández-Prieto: Two Social Behaviour in the Technological Change in 20th Century
Dulce Freire: Agricultural or rural extension services? Modernizing ambitions and political decisions in Portugal during the green revolution
Laurent Herment: Were Belgian farmers better than French farmers? North of France at the beginning of the French Agricultural Revolution 1945-1955.

Saturday 7 April 2018, 14.00 - 16.00

F-15 - RUR13: Enduring Transformations: Settler Colonialism in al-Andalus and the Canary Islands (12th-16th Centuries)

Organizer, Chair and Discussant: Ignacio Díaz Sierra

Ariadna Closa Ribera , Marina Mateu Mercadé: Instruments of Colonisation: the Towers of the Baix Ebre and their Link to the Creation of New Peasant Communities after the Conquest of Tortosa (Catalonia, 12th-13th Centuries)
Esteban López García: Displacement, Destruction and Settlement: the Management of Colonist and Indigenous Populations in the Kingdom of Granada and Gran Canaria (15th and 16th C.)
Núria Pacheco Catalán: Family Ties: Kinship Structures and Property Management in Muslim and Christian Medieval Communities (Tortosa-Catalonia and Casarabonela–Malaga, 12th and 16th Centuries)
Montserrat Rovira Rafecas: The Irrigated Agriculture of the Muslim Population of Miravet (Catalonia, 12th-16th Centuries)

Source: ESSHC 2018 Programme – Network: Rural

Please find the programme overview and detailed information on other networks and panels at the ESSHC 2018 website.