Join the Agricultural History Society for its 2012 Annual Conference in Manhattan, Kansas from June 6-9, 2012.
Agriculture and the State: The Politics of Farming and Rural Life across Space and Time
In view of the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Land Grant, the 2012 conference of the Agricultural History Society is not only taking place at one of the major U.S. land-grant schools (Kansas State University), but seeks to highlight the State's role in agriculture and the development of rural life. We welcome topics such as agricultural education, research, and technology; the development of agrarian ideals and improved farming; and land usage in rural settings in the United States and other countries. We invite panel sessions or individual papers from any of these areas, especially as they may apply to the role of the State and notions of progress and improvement in the construction of a better rural society and landscape.
Information on Submissions:
Topics from any location and time period are welcome.
The Agricultural History Society encourages proposals of all types and formats, including traditional sessions with successive papers and commentary, thematic panel discussions or debates, roundtables on recent books/films, and poster presentations. The program committee prefers complete session proposals, but individual papers will be considered.
The AHS extends a special welcome to graduate students and usually provides travel assistance to each grad student who presents a paper at the conference.
Session proposals should include a 200-word panel summary accompanied by a 200-word abstract for each paper and a one-page c.v. for each panelist (including the commentator).
Individual paper proposals should consist of a 200-word abstract and a one-page c.v. from the presenter.
All proposals should be submitted electronically in Word or similar format.
Submit all proposals to: Sterling Evans, Program Committee Chair, Department of History, University of Oklahoma (firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline for submissions October 1, 2011.
2010 Program Committee Members:
Barbara Hahn, Texas Tech. Univ.
Jeannie Whayne, University of Arkansas.
Nicola Verdon, Sheffield University.
Tim Bowman, Southern Methodist Univ.
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