Friday 31 March 2023, by Izsan Csaba

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 will be coordinated by the History and Philosophy Faculty of the Babeș-Bolyai University and the Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography.

During the 4 days of the conference, a total of 404 presentations will be held in 68 thematic sessions, beside which 4 special panels (book presentations, roundtable discussions) will also be organised in the main building of the Babeș-Bolyai University. The conference will be the platform to discuss the latest scientific achievements of rural historiography, incorporating papers on the early medieval period up to the present. Our conference will also be a great opportunity to bring into discussion contemporary concerns regarding rurality and to highlight ways we could contribute to the safeguarding of living heritage. The participants of the event will represent 39 countries from 5 continents of the globe. The highest number of researchers will come from Spain and Italy, as we will welcome around 40 historians from both Mediterranean countries. Romania, Hungary and the UK will be represented by 20 to 25 historians. 10 to 15 participants will arrive from France, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Austria and Slovenia, 5 to 10 historians from Belgium, the Netherlands, the USA, Greece, Republic of Türkiye, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Finland, Norway, Brazil and Argentina. Ireland, Iceland, Serbia, China and Columbia will all be represented by 5 researchers each, and last but not least, there will be 1 to 2 participants for Israel, Croatia, North Macedonia, Ukraine, Estonia, India, Kenya, South Africa, Mexico, Costa Rica and Uruguay.

II. Keynote Presentation