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CFP: Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History (SFARE)

CFP: Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History (SFARE)

Call for Papers:  The Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History (SFARE) is now accepting proposals for its annual conference, to be held at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, April 26-27, 2019.

Now in its twelfth year, SFARE provides a collegial setting for advanced graduate students and established scholars to present material that pushes the boundaries of agricultural, rural, and environmental history.  In keeping with SFARE’s tradition of fostering a welcoming and constructive atmosphere, participants should plan to attend all panels (there are no concurrent sessions) in order to provide quality feedback for each presenter.  This year’s event is supported by the Department of History and University Speakers & Issues Series at Midwestern State University, with additional support from the Center for the History of Agriculture, Science, & the Environment of the South (CHASES) at Mississippi State University and the Agricultural History Society.

Christopher Morris will deliver this year’s keynote address on nitrogen networks in a global context, the subject of his current book project.  Dr. Morris is Professor of History at the University of Texas at Arlington and the author of Becoming Southern: The Evolution of a Way of Life, Warren County and Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1770-1860 and The Big Muddy: An Environmental History of Mississippi and Its Peoples from Hernando de Soto to Hurricane Katrina.

Work on all geographic locations and time periods is welcome.  Faculty and students are invited to submit panel, roundtable, or single-paper proposals on any topic dealing with rural, agricultural, or environmental history.  Please submit a 250-word paper proposal or a 500-word panel proposal, along with a one-page cv for each person involved, to Dr. Whitney Snow at

The deadline for submission is January 28.  Responses will be sent by February 11.

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