Call for Papers: BAHS Spring Conference 2020

RHN 89/2019 | Call

Organiser: British Agricultural History Society

6-8 April 2020, Wortley Hall Conference Centre, Sheffield, UK

Deadline for proposal submissions: 30 September 2019


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

Call for papers for the 68th annual British Agricultural History Society Spring Conference, to be held at the Wortley Hall Conference Centre, near Sheffield, 6th-8th Apr. 2020. 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, landscapes and environments, 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, and travel bursaries may be available to doctoral/post-doctoral researchers for this event (please indicate whether you will be applying for such awards with your proposal).

Paper Proposals:
Proposals for individual papers (30 mins duration + questions) 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.

Panel Proposals:
Panel proposals should normally consist of three papers on a related theme. Each panel will be 2 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.

Proposals for individual papers and panel proposals should be submitted to the BAHS Conference Committee Chair Prof. H. French ( by 30 Sept. 2019. Successful applicants will be informed by end Nov. 2019.