Call for Sessions and Papers

Call for Sessions 2023

The Rural History 2023 conference continues the tradition of the previous Rural History conferences held in Bern, Girona, Leuven, Paris, Uppsala 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. We 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. Our 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

Sessions will be led by a chair and a discussant. Each session leader can decide the number of papers in his/her panel. Each paper presentation can last a maximum of 20 minutes, Double sessions on a particular topic are possible. We 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.

Panel proposals will be assessed by the Academic Research Committee which will accept or refuse them or suggest modifications.

The deadline for session proposals is 10 November 2022.

Call for Papers

The following sessions and special panels will be featured at the conference

We are pleased to announce that we received plenty of session proposals for the Rural History 2023 Conference. All researchers of the countryside are invited now to submit their papers choosing one of the accepted sessions (See the list of the panels and their organizers here) And on this link you can read about each individual session proposal in detail.

Please keep in mind, that all researchers – regardless if they are already registered in one of the panels – must submit their paper-abstract individually as well!


A paper must include a title, the full name and affiliation of the author (and coauthors), an abstract (max. 2000 characters) which should include the key points of the research, its scope, and its approach.
Each session will have a chair and discussant. Panel-organizers could decide on the timeframe and the number of accepted / presented papers.

The deadline for paper proposals has been extended until the 10th of February 2023.

The letters of acceptance will be sent out until the 28th of February 2023.

Conference fees

We kindly remind you that there is a registration fee of 200 Euro (in case of late registration 250 Euro). This includes coffee, tea, and water for breaks; conference booklet; a printed program; bags and stationery. We also provide free accommodation for 10 students.
In addition, we offer – upon registration – a welcome dinner, goodbye lunch, and a cocktail; a trip to the Ethnographical Museum and two professional guided tours.
This payment comes also with an EURHO membership for two years.

In the case of encountering technical difficulties, don’t hesitate to contact us on the
email address.

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