Workshop

Agricultural History Society
Graduate Workshop 2017
“Farmers and Agriculture across Borders”

The Agricultural History Society Graduate Workshop 2017

The Agricultural History Society invites applications for a one-day graduate student workshop to be held Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in Grand Rapids, MI. The workshop will run immediately in advance of the AHS Annual Meeting (June 8 – 10, 2017), also in Grand Rapids. Applicants for the workshop are strongly encouraged to apply to present their work at the Annual Meeting as well.

The workshop will be oriented around the theme of “Farmers and Agriculture across Borders.” We are particularly interested in scholarship that examines the intersection of agriculture and agriculturalists with the creation, maintenance, and erosion of geographical borders, whether national, regional, state, or beyond. Scholars who examine movement, exchanges, dialogues, and border-crossings are especially invited to apply, as are those who employ global, comparative, or transnational approaches. Research projects pertaining to any periods and geographic regions are eligible, and graduate students working in history or affiliated disciplines with substantial historical components are welcomed.

All accepted papers will be pre-circulated, assigned a respondent from among a group of senior scholars, and given in-depth constructive feedback during individual sessions during the workshop. Participants appearing on the conference program of the AHS Annual Meeting will also be eligible for a $500 stipend to help defer the cost of travel and accommodations. A panel of senior scholars will also award a $500 prize to the workshop’s outstanding paper, sponsored by Yale University Press and Yale University's Agrarian Studies program.
To apply, please submit a 200-word paper abstract and a one-page CV to Prof. Tore Olsson, at colsson@utk.edu, by December 15, 2016. Questions may be directed to the same email address.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply concurrently to the AHS Annual Meeting program to ensure access to the stipend. Information about the Annual Meeting and the Agricultural History Society can be found at www.aghistorysociety.org