12.-15. Mai 2019

Economic inequality in pre-industrial societies: causes and effects.

51st Study Week (Settimana) of the Fondazione Datini (Prato, Italy)

Veranstalter:Fondazione Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica “F. Datini”, Prato, Italy

Ort: Prato, Italy

CFP bis 15.10.2017

The study week consists of four components: I. Sources and methods, II. Causes of economic inequality, III. Effects of economic inequality on the economy, IV. Effects of economic inequality on society.

Kompletter CFP: RHN 128 (2017).

22.-24. Mai 2019

Rurality and Future-Making – Comparative Perspectives from Europe, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean

Veranstalter: Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Cologne

Ort: University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Quelle: RHN


30. Mai - 1. Juni 2019

The Nature of Health, the Health of Nature: Perspectives from History and the Humanities

Organisers: Center for Ecological History, Renmin University of China, and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society

Ort: Renmin University of China, Beijing, China

Since Rachel Carson's path-breaking book Silent Spring (1962), many experts and citizens have been trying to understand how the health of nature and of human beings are related in the past, present, and future. Old concepts of disease and illness have been challenged by more holistic approaches that link humans to their environmental conditions. Toxic residues in the air, water, and soil have moved to the forefront of medical analysis, while ecologists have tried to define what a "healthy ecosystem" or "a healthy Earth" might mean.

This workshop will bring scholars to address such questions as these:

- How have definitions of health changed over time, and how have politics, science, religion, and other forces influenced those definitions?
- What connections have different cultures and societies made between the human body and nature in the past?
- How have discourses on human health and imaginaries of environmental degradation and planetary decay been linked? What effect have planetary trends such as climate change had on human and nonhuman health?

Quelle: rhn-2018-155

26. -28. Juni 2019

Ländliche Marktproduktion und Infrastruktur in Spätmittelalter und Früher Neuzeit - Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises für Spätmittelalterliche Wirtschaftsgeschichte

Ort: Göttingen, Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen

Veranstalter: Arbeitskreis für spätmittelalterliche Wirtschaftsgeschichte; Dr. Niels Petersen, Institut für Historische Landesforschung der Universität

Das Tagungsthema berührt verschiedene Forschungsfelder, darunter die Agrargeschichte und die Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte. Die Landesgeschichte hat zudem seit langem die jeweiligen Regionen in vielerlei Hinsicht bearbeitet. Letztlich soll die Tagung zwei übergreifende Fragen diskutieren: Welche Infrastruktur begleitete die Ausbildung und Perpetuierung von Landschaften spezialisierter agrarischer Produktion? Was bedeutete diese Infrastruktur für die ländliche Marktproduktion? 

CFP: hsozkult

28.-29. Juni 2019

Doing Unequality – Praktiken der Ungleichheit in der ländlichen Gesellschaft des Spätmittelalters und der Frühen Neuzeit

Ort: Göttingen

Veranstalter: Gesellschaft für Agrargeschichte (GfA); Prof. Dr. Stefan Brakensiek, Historisches Institut, Universität Duisburg-Essen; Dr. Arne Butt, Institut für Historische Landesforschung, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Direkt zur Ankündigung

10.-13. September 2019

Rural History 2019

4th conference of the European Rural History Organisation (EURHO)

Veranstalter: European Rural History Organisation

Ort: Paris

Call for Panels: bis 15.10.2018

See conference website: http://ruralhistory2019.ehess.fr.

10.-13. September 2019

"Roaming the Rural. Shepherds and Pastoralists as Cross-Cultural Agentsin the Mediterranean Basin (15th-16th centuries)"

Veranstalter: Fabian Kümmeler, Institute of East European History, University of Vienna; Dana-Silvia Caciur, Nicolae Iorga Institute of History, Bukarest

Ort: Paris

Mehr Infos: Hsozkult

9. Oktober 2019

Exploring the Connected Histories of Meteorology, Agriculture and the Environment

Organisator: DFG-Project "Environmental Factors in Agriculture: Observation and Experiment in Agricultural Meteorology (ca 1900-1950)"

Ort: Berlin, TU Berlin


Despite the relevance that agricultural meteorology and agricultural ecology have had for the past century and the increasing concerns for the sustainability of agriculture, there is little historical scholarship available on the topic. The role of agricultural meteorologists and agricultural ecologists, their institutions and agendas, their tools and practices, and their interaction with farming communities and policy makers have been largely neglected.

The workshop will address these issues by collecting case studies on the science and practice of agricultural meteorology and agricultural ecology during the twentieth century, with a preference for the first half of the century. These case studies will offer the opportunity to explore the interconnections between the histories of meteorology, agriculture and the environment, and to discuss how historiography can develop to better examine these interconnections.


CFP: hsozkult