CANCELLED: BAHS Spring Conference 2020

RHN 15/2020 | Event

Organiser: British Agricultural History Society (BAHS)

6–8 April 2020, Wortley Hall, near Sheffield, UK

Booking closes 20 March 2020

The BAHS regrets that, due to the Coronavirus situation, the Executive Committee has taken the decision to cancel the Spring Conference on 6-8 April. More information at the BAHS website...

 

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

Programme

Monday 6 April

12.30pm
Meeting of the Executive Committee (with buffet lunch)

3.30pm
Tea/Coffee and Registration

4.00pm
AGM (the agenda and other papers will be available on www.bahs.org.uk)

5.15pm
Session 1: No farmer is an island? Neighbourliness in early modern and modern agriculture
Prof. Paul Warde
(Cambridge), ‘There be’s some good neighbours to morrow with, and some would want to use you.’ Reflections on voluntary and involuntary co-operation in farming.

Dr James Bowen (Leeds Trinity), Reading between the pains: by-laws and neighbourliness in early modern Shropshire.

Prof. Nicola Whyte (Exeter), Landscape, Dwelling and Neighbourliness c.1550-1650.

7.00pm
Dinner

8.00pm
Sally Goodsir (Curator of Decorative Arts, Royal Collection Trust), Royal Animals: Agricultural Animals in the Royal Collection, 1800-1950.

Tuesday 7 April

8.00am
Breakfast

9.00am
New researchers’ session 2a:
Girija Joshi (Leiden), From itinerancy to settlement? The many meanings of sedentarization in a South Asian frontier, c.1750-1870.

Sam Grinsell (Edinburgh), Landscapes of fear and fertility: the British Empire and the making of the Nile Valley, 1880s-1920s.

Dr Aditya Ramesh (Manchester), ‘Weather, the ‘season’ and agrarian productivity: southern India c. 1880-1920’.

10.30am
Tea/Coffee

11.00am
New researchers’ session 2b: Rethinking British colonial agrarian pasts: environments, frontiers and science
Preeti x
(Sussex), Rule of the British ‘Experts’: Negotiating the Import of Western Science and Technology in Agrarian Bihar, 1880-1930.

Junhao Cao (Utrecht), Landed property rights and agricultural development in Norfolk: a regional investigation in the long term, c. 1350-1800.

Dr Eugene Costello (Stockholm), The importance of the periphery: the socio-economic role of seasonal upland herding in northern Europe, c.1500-1900.

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
Free time around the grounds of Wortley Hall.

4.00pm
Tea/Coffee

4.30pm
Session 3:
Dr Kristof Fatsar (Kingston), Professional Networking of European Gardeners in the First Half of the 19th Century.

Martino Lorenzo Fagnani (Pavia), From botany to agriculture: The scientific network between England, Spain and Italy in the late eighteenth century.

Luciamo Maffi (Genoa), Agricultural machinery on show: England on the late-19th-century Italian market.

7.30pm
Conference Dinner

 

Wednesday 8 April

8.00am
Breakfast

9.00am

Session 4:
Dr Spike Gibbs (LSE), A Medieval ‘Middling Sort’? Wealth and Manorial Officeholding in England, c.1300-1550.

Dr John Davies (Carmarthenshire), The Cawdor estates in south-west Wales as an agricultural entity.

Dr Jane Rowling (Hull), Horsemen and Tractormen: Male work identities and technological change in rural Yorkshire, 1914-2019.

10.30am
Tea/Coffee

11.00am
Session 5:
Prof. Gregory Bankoff (Hull), Internal drainage boards (IDBs) and the making of the English Lowlands: An applied environmental history approach.

Dr Harvey Osborne (Suffolk), The Changing Meaning of Salmon: Environmental crisis and social conflict in Victorian Britain.

Catherine Glover and Prof. Richard Hoyle (Reading), The failure of land reform in the New Forest, c.1660-1877.

12.45pm
Lunch

2.00pm
Conference disperses

For more information and booking please visit the BAHS Website.

 

Source: https://www.bahs.org.uk/Spring_Conference_Programme.html