Call for Sessions for the Rural History Conference 2023 (09/2023, Cluj-Napoca); by – extended: 10.11.2022

Babeș-Bolyai University and Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography (Web)

Time: 11.–14.09.2023
Venue: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Proposals by – extended: 10.11.2022

The Rural History 2023 conference continues the tradition of the previous Rural History conferences held in Bern (2013), Girona (2015), Leuven (2017), Paris (2019) and Uppsala (2021/22) aiming to promote a scientific discussion on new research on rural history in a broad sense by bringing together researchers dealing with different regions, different periods and from different theoretical and methodological traditions.

In accordance with this, the conference is open for research on all aspects on the history of the countryside in Europe and its interaction with other parts of the world throughout time. The organizers welcome participation from different academic subjects dealing with history, archaeology, geography, economic history, economics, sociology, ethnology, anthropology, development studies, gender studies, environmental history, historical demography, science and technology history, colonial history, global history, etc.) presenting and discussing new research and thereby contributing to expanding our knowledge on the rural history of Europe and beyond.

The conference is also a great opportunity to bring into discussion contemporary concerns regarding rurality, and to highlight ways we could contribute to the safeguarding of living heritage. Each session will last two hours and include four papers. Sessions will be led by a chair and a discussant. Double sessions on a particular topic are possible. The organizers also welcome proposals for “Meet-the-author” sessions. In this case at least two commentators/discussants, besides the author, should be in the proposal. Participants are asked to limit themselves to a maximum of two presentations at the conference. Read more … (Web)

Source: Rural History Newsletter 94/2022-100/2022