Corn Workshop: The transformation of politics in the countryside and the rural-urban political cleavage, 1789-1945

RHN 43/2019 | Event

Organisers : Corinne Marache (U. Bordeaux Montaigne), Juan Pan-Montojo (U. autonoma of Madrid), Leen Van Molle (KU Leuven)

4-5 April 2019, Université Bordeaux Montaigne, MSHA (Salle Jean Borde), Bordeaux, France


Corn (Comparative Rural History Network):
The transformation of politics in the countryside and the rural-urban political cleavage, 1789-1945



Jeudi/Thursday, 4 April 2019

8.30-9.00: Welcoming participants

09.00-09.30: Short introduction by the organizers

  1. Politicization (especially local, bottom-up approach)

Juan Pan-Montojo (chair), Laurent Brassart (discussant)

Jean-Pierre Jessenne, IRHIS-Université de Lille, Académie d’Agriculture de France
Towns/Countryside between Seine and Flanders in the Time of Revolutions: Harmony and Wrong Notes of Partitions Town /Countryside and their Political Consequences (1789-1815)

Niels Grüne, University of Innsbruck
Social Inequality and the Political Integration of Rural Communities in Nineteenth-Century Germany: Comparative Views on the Dynamics of Translocalisation [late 18th c.-1850]

Benjamin Duinat, Université Paris Sciences et Lettres – Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Is the Experience of Rupture in Contiguity a Specific Vector of Appropriating Politics of Nation-States? Basque Borderland (France-Spain) during the Era of Delimitation, 1780-1880

  1. Violence and Protest

Leen Van Molle (chair), Corinne Marache (discussant)

Alexandre Dupont, Université de Strasbourg
A War within the War: Peasants’ Attacks against the Woods during the Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871

Óscar Bascuñán Añover, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Rituals of Punishment: Popular Justice in Spain, 1895-1923

Leen Van Molle (chair), Nadine Vivier (discussant)

Milan Řepa, Univerzita Masarykova, Brno
Nation, and Self-Interest. The Moravian Peasantry at Daybreak of Civil Society (1860-1880)

Daniel Brett, University College London
Shifting Repertoires of Contention? Politicisation, Enfranchisement and Small Arms Fire in the Rural Class Conflict. Romania and Ireland from 1900-1950


Vendredri/Friday 5 April 2019

  1. Politicization (especially party politics, from above, plus perceptions)

Corinne Marache (chair), Juan Pan-Montojo (discussant)

Florencia Peyrou, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Was there a Republican Discourse on the Countryside in 19th Century Europe? An approach from Spain (1840-1873)

Jordi Planas, University of Barcelona, and Raimon Soler-Becerro, University of Barcelona
The Transition to Mass Politics in the Catalan Countryside, 1890-1936

Corinne Marache (chair), Leen Van Molle (discussant)

Miguel Cabo, University of Santiago de Compostela
Agrarian Parties in Europe, 1888-1945

Clare Griffiths, Cardiff University
The Rural Voter in Britain, 1832-1945: Separate and Unequal?


12.30-13.00: General discussion + publication prospects