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Call for Papers: Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History 2018(2017-12-01)

The Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History (SFARE) is now accepting proposals for its annual conference, to be held at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee, April 27-28, 2018.
Now in its eleventh year, SFARE provides a collegial setting for established scholars and advanced graduate students to present material that pushes the boundaries of agricultural, rural, and environmental history.  In keeping with SFARE’s tradition of fostering a welcoming and constructive atmosphere, participants should plan to attend ALL panels (there are no concurrent sessions) in order to provide quality feedback for each presenter. This year’s event is supported by the Department of History at the University of Tennessee, with additional support from the Center for the History of Agriculture, Science, and the Environment of the South (CHASES) at Mississippi State University and the Agricultural History Society.
Drew Swanson will deliver this year’s keynote address. Dr. Swanson is an associate professor of history at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He is the author of A Golden Weed: Tobacco and Environment in the Piedmont South, published by Yale University Press in 2014 and winner of the Theodore Saloutos Prize from the Agricultural History Society, and Remaking Wormsloe Plantation: The Environmental History of a Lowcountry Landscape, published by the University of Georgia Press in 2012. He is currently completing a book on the environmental history of Appalachia.
Work on all geographic locations and time periods is welcome. Faculty and students are invited to submit panel, roundtable, or single-paper proposals on any topic dealing with rural, agricultural, or environmental history. Please submit a 250-word paper proposal or a 500-word panel proposal, along with a one-page CV for each person involved, to Dr. Tore Olsson at
The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2018. Responses will be sent by February 1.

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