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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History 2015(2014-12-19)

The Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural, and Environmental History (SFARE) is coming home. Mississippi State University will host the forum’s eighth annual meeting in Starkville, Mississippi, on April 10-11, 2015. Sponsored by the Mississippi State Department of History in collaboration with Center for the History of the Agriculture, Science, and Environment of the South (CHASES), SFARE provides a collegial setting for both students and established scholars to present new research in the fields 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.

The SFARE program committee is proud to announce that Mark Stoll will deliver this year’s keynote address. Dr. Stoll is an associate professor at Texas Tech, where he serves as the director of the environmental studies program. His second book, Inherit the Holy Mountain: Religion and the Rise of American Environmentalism will be published by Oxford University Press in May. You can learn more about Dr. Stoll at http://courses.ttu.edu/mstoll/.

Papers, sessions, and roundtable proposals on all geographic locations and time periods are welcome. Please submit a 100-word paper abstract or a 250-word panel abstract, along with a one-page CV to Jason Hauser (JLH547@msstate.edu) by February 15, 2015.

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