Call for Papers: Historical Perspectives on Rural Economies, Societies, Landscapes and Environment

RHN 86/2018 | Call

Organiser: British Agricultural History Society (BAHS)

8-10 April 2019, University of Nottingham, UK

Deadline for proposal submissions: 30 September 2018

Call for Papers:
British Agricultural History Society’s Spring Conference
Historical Perspectives on Rural Economies, Societies, Landscapes and Environment

We are interested in receiving proposals for panels or papers on any aspect of the history of agriculture and of the wider rural economy, society, landscape and environment, particularly in relation to the history of Britain and Ireland, but including comparative European or global contexts. We are keen to encourage papers from doctoral or post-doctoral researchers, for whom travel bursaries may be available (please indicate whether you will be applying for a bursary with your proposal).

Panel Proposals:
Panel proposals should normally consist of three papers on a related theme. Each panel will last two hours including questions, so individual papers should be of 35-40 minutes duration. Proposals should consist of:

  • A title for the panel and each of the papers (20 words maximum each)

  • Explanation of the overall theme for the panel (100 words maximum).

  • Description of the main themes to be covered by each paper (200 words maximum)

  • Names and institutional/organisational affiliations of panel participants.

Paper Proposals:
Proposals for individual papers should consist of a paper title (20 words maximum) and a 200-word description of the main themes of the paper. Please provide your name, institutional/organisational affiliation and indicate if you are a doctoral or post-doctoral early career scholar, and whether you will be seeking a travel bursary.

Proposals for all proposals should be submitted to the BAHS Conference Committee Chair, Prof. H. French ( by 30 September 2018. Successful applicants will be informed by 30 November 2018.