AHS 2018 Graduate Workshop


The Agricultural History Society invites applications for its third annual one-day graduate student workshop to be held Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in St. Petersburg, FL. The workshop will run immediately in advance of the AHS Annual Meeting (May 24-26, 2018), also in St. Petersburg.

Graduate students working and writing in all fields of agricultural history or closely related fields are welcome to apply. Selected papers will represent a wide range of topics, regions and time periods. Scholars who examine agricultural labor, economics and geography, including the movement of commodities, the shifting nature of rural work, the history of food security and insecurity, and the impact climate change has had on the food supply and patterns of agricultural exploitation are especially welcome, as are those who employ global, comparative, or transnational approaches. Graduate students working in history or closely affiliated disciplines in the humanities and social sciences are all invited to apply.

All accepted papers will be pre-circulated, assigned a respondent who is a senior scholar active in the discipline, and given in-depth constructive feedback during individual sessions during the workshop. Participants appearing on the conference program of the AHS Annual Meeting will be eligible for a $500 stipend to help defer the cost of travel and accommodations. At least one panel at the Agricultural History Society Meeting will be set aside to showcase the research of workshop participants, so conference participation, while not guaranteed, is likely. In addition, a cash prize of $250 will be awarded to the best paper submitted to the 2018 workshop.

To apply, please submit a brief abstract and a one-page CV to Dr. Jenny Leigh Smith, at jenny.smith@ust.hk, by December 31, 2017. Questions may be directed to the same email address. Applicants will be notified of final decisions by mid-January.

Information about the Annual Meeting and the Agricultural History Society can be found at http://www.aghistorysociety.org.