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CFP: AHS Panel "Illicit Agriculture" at the 2015 OAH (2014-04-29)

The Agricultural History Society invites individual paper proposals for its sponsored panel at the 2015 Organization of American Historians conference in St. Louis, Missouri from April 16-19. The panel theme is “illicit agriculture,” which overlaps with the conference theme of “Taboos.” We seek paper proposals that will explore illegal or subaltern agricultural efforts that historians have not generally considered as part of mainstream agricultural history. This might include anything from the cultivation of illegal substances, to criminal sites for farming. Topics that explore illicit recreation, food, or medicine, or trade and consumption in an agricultural context are also encouraged. This panel seeks national and global perspectives. Participants need not be members of the Agricultural History Society. Please send an individual paper proposal (between 175-225 words) and a one-page c.v. to executive secretary James C. Giesen ( before May 19, 2014. We will select three papers for the panel and notify those selected before June 1, 2014.

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