Crops and Cultures: Cultivating Commodities and Communities
Scholars of agricultural history examine both the processes of production and the context of cultivationócommodities and communities as well as rural worlds and market relations represent some of the central concerns of the discipline. For the 2013 Agricultural History Society Annual conference, we invite submissions that blend these approaches or consider their relationship. Topics closely related to the theme may include the growing and marketing of specific crops, the changing methods of agricultural practice over time, the intersection of farming work and rural life, and cultural diversity in rural areas.
To highlight the unique conference location, the committee also especially welcomes papers on Canadian, trans-national, and international themes, or sessions on subjects including tourism and agri-tourism, public and private land use, and creation and recreation.
Information on submissions:
>Topics from any location and time period are welcome.
>The AHS encourages proposals of all types, including traditional sessions with successive papers and commentary, thematic panel discussions or debates, roundtables on recent books/films, and poster presentations.
>There will be no technology (computer, VPU, etc.) available for presenters in an effort to control conference costs.
>The program committee prefers complete session proposals, but individual papers will be considered.
>The AHS extends a special welcome to graduate students and has a competitive travel grant for students presenting papers.
>Session proposals should include a two-hundred-word panel summary accompanied by a two-hundred-word abstract for each paper and a one-page CV for each panel member.
>Individual paper proposals should consist of a two-hundred-word abstract and a one-page CV.
>All proposals should be submitted electronically in Word.
Submit all proposals to: AgHistory2013@gmail.com
Deadline for submissions is October 1, 2012
Questions may be addressed to Barbara Hahn, firstname.lastname@example.org
>Program Committee Members:
Barbara Hahn (Chair), Texas Tech University
Megan Birk, University of Texas-Pan American
Jacqueline Cannata, University of Guelph
Jeffrey Charles, California State University-San Marcos
Cynthia Prescott, University of North Dakota
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