Welcome to the Rural History conference, September 11–14, 2023!

It is a great privilege to inform you that the sixth biennial conference of the European Rural History Organization (EURHO) will take place in Cluj-Napoca, Romania from 11 to 14 September 2023.

The event is coordinated by the Babeș-Bolyai University and the Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography.

We are pleased to continue the tradition of the EURHO conferences, held before in Bern (2013), Girona (2015), Leuven (2017), Paris (2019) and Uppsala (2021/22). Therefore, Rural History 2023 wishes to provide a sparkling environment for debates, a platform to discuss the latest scientific achievements of the field. We welcome all topics related to rural history, encouraging in this way papers which support multidisciplinary and comparative approaches. 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.

Our website provides helpful information regarding registration fees, and suggestions on accommodation. We recommend all the participants to register at the earliest to take advantage of our early-bird fees!

We invite future attendants to consult our website for further information and suggestions regarding keynotes, panels, and papers.

We wish you a meaningful and memorable experience!

Enikő Rüsz- Fogarasi, professor of History at the Babeș-Bolyai University

II. Keynote Presentation