Call for Papers: Animal Husbandry in 20th Century Europe

RHN 9/2019 | Call

Organisers: Carin Martiin and Kristina Nordéus, Division of Rural History, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

26-28 June 2019, Uppsala, Sweden

Deadline for abstracts: 28 February 2019


Call for Papers for the Workshop:
Animal husbandry in 20th Century Europe: Policies, trade, animal and public health, breeding and production systems

This workshop is part of the Paris-based GDRI-project ‘Agriculture, Approvisionnement, Alimentation’ and follows a workshop in Santiago de Compostela in December 2017 (‘From peasant innovation to a model of milk specialization under the Green Revolution: Twentieth century Europe’).

The 20th Century saw great changes in animal husbandry - towards a market oriented, intensified and specialized production. This influenced and was influenced by policies, trade, aspects of animal and public health, food supply issues, aims in animal breeding, development of production systems, principles in feeding and impact of producer cooperatives among other things. Papers on these or other aspects of 20th Century animal husbandry are most welcome!

The workshop will take place at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala. During one of the three workshop days we will make an excursion. We have pre-booked a cheap and nice hotel-hostel within walking distance from the university. Uppsala is centrally located, near Arlanda airport and 60 kilometres north of Stockholm.

Abstract submissions to: or

Carin Martiin, Associate Professor, +46 18 67 17 11
Kristina Nordéus, Postdoctor, +46 72 541 01 33

Agrarian History, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Urban and Rural Development, P.O. Box 7012, SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden