To bring together scholars who explain historical phenomena using the methods of the social sciences


Showing: Rural (all days)
Wed 4 April
    8.30 - 10.30
    11.00 - 13.00
    14.00 - 16.00
    16.30 - 18.30

Thu 5 April
    8.30 - 10.30
    11.00 - 13.00
    14.00 - 16.00
    16.30 - 18.30
    19.00 - 20.15
    20.30 - 22.00

Fri 6 April
    8.30 - 10.30
    11.00 - 13.00
    14.00 - 16.00
    16.30 - 18.30

Sat 7 April
    8.30 - 10.30
    11.00 - 13.00
    14.00 - 16.00
    16.00 - 17.00

All days
Wednesday 4 April 2018 8.30 - 10.30
F-1 - RUR11 : Specialisation or Diversification? Income Strategies of Farmers in Times of Economic Downturn
MAP/OG/017 Maths and Physics
Networks: Labour , Rural Chair: Tim Soens
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Elisa Botella-Rodríquez : Inward-looking Development in Cuba (1990-2008): Income and Employment Opportunities for Small Farmers
Christiane Cheneaux-Berthelot : Vegetable Growers on the Outskirts of Paris during the 19th Century: Competition or Emulation between Small-scale and Large-scale Agriculture?
Omar Mazzotti : Sharecroppers and Farmers of Romagna facing Agricultural Invasion: Income or Survival Strategies?
Mats Morell : Smallholders’ and Large Estates’ Reaction to Changed Market Conditions in the Late 19th Century

Wednesday 4 April 2018 11.00 - 13.00
E-2 - CRI02 : Crime and Criminal Justice in Rural Europe (17th-19th centuries)
MAP/OG/006 Maths and Physics
Networks: Criminal Justice , Rural Chair: Xavier Rousseaux
Organizer: Dieter BruneelDiscussant: Xavier Rousseaux
Sander Berghmans : Optimising Forest Management by the Arenberg Family in the 18th Century: Making Use of Legal Power in the “Land of Enghien” (Southern Netherlands)
Dieter Bruneel : Liberating the Land? Use-Rights Conflicts and the Limits of Legal Sanction (Southern Netherlands, c. 1800 - c. 1820)
Riikka Miettinen : Pleading Insanity in Criminal Trials: Establishing the Insanity Defense in the Early Modern Swedish and Finnish Rural District Courts (17th Early 18th Century)
Stephan Sander-Faes : Struggling for Existence During ‘Hard Times’: Thievery, Justice, and Survival Strategies in Rural Bohemia, c. 1700

V-2 - LAB02 : Commercial Farming and Rural Relations in a Global Context
6 CP/01/035 6 College Park, School of Sociology
Networks: Labour , Rural Chair: Mats Greiff
Organizer: Fredrik LiljaDiscussant: Mats Greiff
Onur Ada : Making the Roads of the Turkish Republic: Resistance of the Peasants against the Road Tax as a Matter of Life and Death
Mark Hailwood : The Gender Division of Labour in Rural England, 1500-1700: New Evidence from Court Depositions
Fredrik Lilja : Land and Labour in Zambia from the 1920s to the 1990s. Settler Farmers, Investments and Resistance towards Proletarianisation
Dionicio Valdés : Entre Boss y Vaca. The New Mexico Dairy Worker from Family Farm to Corporate Industry

Wednesday 4 April 2018 16.30 - 18.30
F-4 - RUR10 : Consumption, Food and Social Change
MAP/OG/017 Maths and Physics
Network: Rural Chair: Rosa Congost
Organizer: Rosa CongostDiscussant: Julie Marfany
Gérard Béaur : Patterns of Food Consumption and Social Changes in the Long Run. The Postmortem Inventories of Meaux and the Brie Countryside (1600-1790)
Laurent Heyberger , Laurent Herment : Male Breadwinners’ Food Intakes and Estimations and Height of Conscripts in Nineteenth-century Rural France
Rosa Lluch-Bramon , Maria Soler-Sala : The Imposition of Bread in the Catalan Countryside in the Middle Ages
Rosa Ros , Rosa Congost & Enric Saguer : Consumption and Social Change. The Humble Social Groups in Rural Catalonia (the Girona Reggion, Eighteenth Century)
Ulrich Schwarz : Variation in Food Consumption Practices in Austria during the Crisis of the 1930s

Thursday 5 April 2018 8.30 - 10.30
D-5 - RUR15 : Political Institutions and Agricultural Intensification in Pre-modern Europe (500 BC – AD 1,200)
MAP/OG/005 Maths and Physics
Network: Rural Chair: Mario Adamo
Organizer: Mario AdamoDiscussant: Daniel Curtis
Margaret Burr : Peasants to Entrepreneurs? The Intensification of Grain Malting in Roman Hampshire
Tim Sorg : Peopling the Land: Human Capital and Syracusan Land Allotment, 483-380 BCE
Paolo Tomei , Lorenzo Tabarrini : Insecurity of Tenure, Desire for Control. The Long History of Manentes in the Light of Tuscan Medieval Sources (9th-12th Centuries).

F-5 - RUR01a : Between Abundance and Scarcity: International Grain Markets in Pre-Industrial Europe (XVI-XIX centuries) (session 1)
MAP/OG/017 Maths and Physics
Network: Rural Chair: Cormac O'Grada
Organizers: Luca Mocarelli, Giulio OngaroDiscussant: Cormac O'Grada
Daniele Andreozzi : "I grandi commerci portano in groppa i piccoli". Trieste and the Cereal Trade in the XVIII Century (Practices, Merchants, Markets and States)
Andrea Bonoldi , Pier Luigi Novi Inverardi & Isabella Salvador : The Cereal Market in an Alpine Region at the End of the Ancient Regime: Tyrol (1745-1820)
Alida Clemente , Annastella Carrino : Grain Markets in an Emergency Situation: Circuits, Actors and Institutions during the 1763-64 Famine in the Kingdom of Naples
Ida Fazio : Foreign and Domestic Grain Markets meet at the Caricatori: the Sicilian Institutional System of Conservation and Distribution of Wheat
Mikolaj Malinowski : The Power of Consensus: Parlamentarizm and Market Integration in Poland, 1505-1772
Giulio Ongaro , Luca Mocarelli & Fabrizio Constantini & Luciano Maffi : Wheat Prices and Wheat Market in the Republic of Venice and in the State of Milan (XVIIIth Century)

Z-5 - SOC03 : Comparative Perspectives on Poor Relief in European Rural Societies 1700 - 1830
Music Lecture Theatre School of Music
Networks: Rural , Social Inequality Chair: Esther Beeckaert
Organizer: Nick Van den BroeckDiscussant: Wouter Ryckbosch
Thijs Lambrecht , Anne Winter : The Determinants of Poor Relief in Early Modern Rural Societies: Western Flanders C. 1700
Luciano Maffi , Giovanni Gregorini & Marco Rochini : Poor Relief Systems in Northern Italy Rural Societies in the 18th Century.
Julie Marfany , Montserrat Carbonell-Esteller & Joana Maria Pujadas-Mora : Migration and the Household Economy of the Poor in Catalonia, 1762-1803
Nick Van den Broeck : Between Regions and Localities: Framing and Explaining Micro-Variations in Rural Poor Relief Practices in the Southern Low Countries (1750-1830)

Thursday 5 April 2018 11.00 - 13.00
F-6 - RUR01b : Between Abundance and Scarcity: International Grain Markets in Pre-Industrial Europe (XVI-XIX centuries) (session 2)
MAP/OG/017 Maths and Physics
Network: Rural Chair: Cormac O'Grada
Organizers: Luca Mocarelli, Giulio OngaroDiscussant: Cormac O'Grada
Federico D'Onofrio , G. Duadin & C. Loïc : France and the European Grain Trade in the Long Eighteenth-century (1700-1820)
Pietro Ficarra : Scarcity in a Land of Plenty: the Case of XV-XVI Century Padua
Aleksander Panjek : Urban Merchants vs. Peasant Traders: the Parallel Grain Trade in Early Modern Slovenia
Laura Prosperi : Famine, Staple Trade and Food Habits: what about the Impact of Grain Losses in the Modern Age?
Donatella Strangio : Between Abundance and Scarcity: “Tratte”, Smuggling of Grain, Merchants

Thursday 5 April 2018 14.00 - 16.00
F-7 - RUR03a : Disseminating Rural Knowledge. Transnational Perspectives on Agricultural Education in the 20th Century (session 1)
MAP/OG/017 Maths and Physics
Networks: Education and Childhood , Rural Chair: Bengt Sandin
Organizer: Julia TischlerDiscussants: -
Dietmar Müller : Agrarianism in East Central Europe. Co-operatives and the Quest for Transforming Rural Societies
Julia Tischler : Agricultural Education, Segregation, and Transnational Knowledge in South Africa, c. 1900-1950
Liesbeth van de Grift : Governing the Rural through Agricultural Education

Thursday 5 April 2018 16.30 - 18.30
B-8 - RUR14 : Growth and Inequality. Explaining Unequal Growth Paths in European Pre-Industrial Societies (Late Middle Ages - 19th Century)
OSCR Lanyon Building
Networks: Rural , Social Inequality Chair: Tim Soens
Organizer: Davide CristoferiDiscussant: Tim Soens
Ana Avino de Pablo : Inequality and the Evolution of the Land Market(s) within Peasant Societies. An Aspect of the Relations between Economic Growth and Inequality in Late Medieval England (14th-16th c.)
Esther Beeckaert , Eric Vanhoute : Access to Land and Regional Inequalities in Belgium, ca. 1800-1850
Pinar Ceylan : Regional Variations in the Sixteenth Century Western Anatolia
Davide Cristoferi : Inequalities and Growth in the Late Medieval Mezzadria Tuscany (15th-early 16th c.): First Results from an Ongoing Research

F-8 - RUR03b : Disseminating Rural Knowledge. Transnational Perspectives on Agricultural Education in the 20th Century (session 2)
MAP/OG/017 Maths and Physics
Network: Rural Chairs: -
Organizer: Heinrich HartmannDiscussant: Katja Bruisch
Kalliopi Geronymaki : Forming Farmers and Citizens. Greek Governmental Planning of Agricultural Professional Training and its Transnational Connotations, 1945-1953
Heinrich Hartmann : Building on Old Institutions. The Agricultural Extension Service and the Village Institutes in Post-war Rural Turkey
Cassandra Mark-Thiesen : Postwar Black Atlantic Development Encounters in Liberia: Rural Education, Race and the Question of Revolution and Social Change
Corinne A. Pernet : Getting Closer to the Ground: Agricultural Education Programs at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture, Costa Rica (1958 to 1978)

J-8 - SPA03 : Rural and Environmental
MST/OG/010 Main Site Tower
Networks: Rural , Spatial and Digital History Chair: Sebastian Klüsener
Organizers: -Discussant: Bogumil Szady
Óskar Guðlaugsson , Gudmundur Jonsson : The Household Economy of Early 18th Century Iceland
Ewa Kazmierczyk : Geographical Context of the Population Distribution in Southern Poland at the End of 18th Century – a Case Study
Joshua Rhodes : Using GIS to Uncover and Understand Subtenancy in Seventeenth- to Eighteenth-century England

Friday 6 April 2018 8.30 - 10.30
D-9 - RUR09 : Shock Cities: Medieval Cities Managing Food Crises
MAP/OG/005 Maths and Physics
Networks: Middle Ages , Rural , Urban Chair: Tim Soens
Organizer: Tim SoensDiscussants: -
Nicolas Barla : Political Responses to Food Crises in Narrative Sources. A Methodological and Comparative Analysis of Famine Narratives from the Southern Low Countries (XIth-XVth Century)
Antoine Bonnivert : Facing Food Crises in the Rheno-Mosan Area: the Political Responses of Medieval Bishops
Chantal Camenisch : Aldermen under Compulsion. Subsistence Crises, Coping Strategies and Market Regulation in the Town of Bern (Switzerland) from the 14th to the 16th Century
Stef Espeel : Shock Cities. Food Prices and Access to Food in Flemish Cities during the Age of Shocks (1280-1370)

F-9 - RUR05a : The Nationalisation of Rural Politics in Europe, from the French Revolution to the Second World War (session 1)
MAP/OG/017 Maths and Physics
Networks: Politics, Citizenship, and Nations , Rural Chair: Daniel Brett
Organizers: Juan Pan-Montojo, Leen Van MolleDiscussant: Daniel Brett
Laurent Brassart : French Revolution and the Dynamics of Nationalisation of Rural Politics on Both Sides of the Northern Border (1789-1830)
Niels Grüne : Participation from a Distance? Paths and Obstacles to Translocal Politics in German Rural Societies (Late 18th to Mid-19th Century)
Florencia Peyrou : Transition to National Politics in the Spanish Rural Society, 1808-1840
Nadine Vivier : Politics in the Village in Nineteenth-century France

H-9 - RUR16 : Social Organisation and Agricultural Development
MST/03/004 Main Site Tower
Network: Rural Chair: Anton Schuurman
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Sanjukta Ghosh : Agricultural Improvement and Elite Roles: Colonial Rural India 1921-29.
Peter Gray : The Agrarian Thought of William Sharman Crawford
Sarah Kunkel : Nkrumah’s Farmers: Agricultural Development under State-Capitalism in Ghana
Piotr Miodunka : The Diversity of the Agro-system in Southern Poland to the Mid-19th Century

Friday 6 April 2018 11.00 - 13.00
F-10 - RUR05b : The Nationalisation of Rural Politics in Europe, from the French Revolution to the Second World War (session 2)
MAP/OG/017 Maths and Physics
Networks: Politics, Citizenship, and Nations , Rural Chair: Leen Van Molle
Organizer: Leen Van MolleDiscussant: Leen Van Molle
Óscar Bascuñán Añover : The Social Conflicts in the Nationalisation of Politics in Rural Spain (1875-1931)
Alexandre Dupont : Below and Beyond the States? Boundary Communities and the Control of the Border in the Age of State-building (France-Spain)
Darina Martykanova : Countryside and Modernisation in the Discourse of Turkish Urban Intellectuals in the Early 20th Century
Jordi Planas , Raimon Soler-Becerro : Agricultural Cooperatives, Farmers’ Unions and the Politicisation of the Catalan Countryside in the Early Twentieth Century

Friday 6 April 2018 16.30 - 18.30
F-12 - RUR12 : Crisis in the Countryside: Managing Problems of Food and Agriculture in the Low Countries, 19th-20th Century
MAP/OG/017 Maths and Physics
Network: Rural Chair: Nadine Vivier
Organizers: Dries Claeys, Laura EskensDiscussant: Liesbeth van de Grift
Dries Claeys : Governing the Reconstruction of the Belgian Countryside after the First World War
Laura Eskens : From Farmers to Forks. Belgium’s Changing Agro-Food Policy of the 1930s
Floor Haalboom : Disease as Disaster: Public Debate about Foot-and-mouth Disease Crises in the 1960s and 2001 in the Netherlands
Anton Schuurman : Three is the Magic Number. Dutch Agriculture and the Crises of 1840s, 1880s and 1930s

Saturday 7 April 2018 8.30 - 10.30
D-13 - RUR17 : Rural Families and their Economic Strategies
MAP/OG/005 Maths and Physics
Network: Rural Chair: Dulce Freire
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Stefan Backius , Camilla Berglund & Anders Forsell : From Prosperity to Rust – Studies from the Post-industrial Bergslagen in Sweden
Haim Kim , Kwon Nae-Hyun : Strategies for the Survival of Local Elite Families against Natural Disasters in the Mid-18th Century to Early 20th Century
Olaf März : Spatial Aspects of Economic Diversity in Rural and Urban Societies. A Microstructural Comparison in Mid-18th Century Northern Germany
Manoela Pedroza : Some Possibilities of Non-market Accumulation by Members of the Elite in Nineteenth Century Brazil (The Imperial Estate of Fazenda de Santa Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, 1808-1860)
Lucas Rappo : Social Ties in Corsier-sur-Vevey (Switzerland) at the End of 18th Century: the Role of Neighbourhood and Kinship

F-13 - RUR07a : Policies of Innovation and Technological Change in European Atlantic Agricultures (1945 – 2000) I
MAP/OG/017 Maths and Physics
Networks: Rural , Science & Technology Chair: Mats Morell
Organizers: Bruno Esperante Paramos, Lourenzo Fernández-PrietoDiscussants: -
Alba Díaz Geada : Dairy Specialization in Rural Galiza. Resistances and Adaptations in Capitalist Modernization under Franco Dictatorship
Bruno Esperante Paramos : Policies of Technological Change and Moto-mechanization in the Galician Agriculture 1939-1986
Daniel Lanero Táboas : A Successful Experience of Dairy Specialization: the Región of Beira Litoral, 1960 – 1980 (Portugal)
Margot Lyautey : Fertilizers in France and Germany from the 1930’s to the 1950’s

Saturday 7 April 2018 11.00 - 13.00
F-14 - RUR07b : Policies of Innovation and Technological Change in European Atlantic Agricultures (1945 – 2000) II
MAP/OG/017 Maths and Physics
Network: Rural Chair: Daniel Lanero Táboas
Organizers: -Discussants: -
Lourenzo Fernández-Prieto : Two Social Behaviour in the Technological Change in 20th Century
Dulce Freire : Agricultural or Rural Extension Services? Modernizing Ambitions and Political Decisions in Portugal during the Green Revolution
Laurent Herment : Were Belgian Farmers better than French Farmers? North of France at the Beginning of the French Agricultural Revolution 1945-1955

Saturday 7 April 2018 14.00 - 16.00
F-15 - RUR13 : Enduring Transformations: Settler Colonialism in al-Andalus and the Canary Islands (12th-16th Centuries)
MAP/OG/017 Maths and Physics
Network: Rural Chair: Ignacio Díaz Sierra
Organizer: Ignacio Díaz SierraDiscussant: Ignacio Díaz Sierra
Ariadna Closa Ribera , Marina Mateu Mercadé : Instruments of Colonisation: the Towers of the Baix Ebre and their Link to the Creation of New Peasant Communities after the Conquest of Tortosa (Catalonia, 12th-13th Centuries)
Esteban López García : Displacement, Destruction and Settlement: the Management of Colonist and Indigenous Populations in the Kingdom of Granada and Gran Canaria (15th and 16th C.)
Núria Pacheco Catalán , Sandra Pérez Herranz : Family Ties: Kinship Structures and Property Management in Muslim and Christian Medieval Communities (Tortosa-Catalonia and Casarabonela–Malaga, 12th and 16th Centuries)
Montserrat Rovira Rafecas : The Irrigated Agriculture of the Muslim Population of Miravet (Catalonia, 12th-16th Centuries)