Call for sessions


Extension of deadline for submisson of session proposals to October 15, 2020

We are happy to anounce that we have recieved a large number of submissions, particurarly these last days before deadline. Nevertheless, several colleagues have asked if it would be possible to extend the deadline due to difficulties in getting in contact with colleagues and creating good proposals during these difficult times. So, in order for all to have a chance of contributing to the conference the deadline for submissions of sessions is extended to October 15, 2020.


The aim of the Rural History 2021 conference is to promote a scientific discussion on new research on rural history in a broad sense by bringing together researchers dealing with different regions, different time periods and from different theoretical and methodological traditions.

In accordance with this, the conference is open for research on all aspects on the history of the countryside in Europe and its interaction with other parts of the world throughout time. We welcome participation from different academic subjects (e.g. history, archaeology, geography, economic history, economics, sociology, anthropology, development studies, gender studies, environmental history, historical demography) presenting and discussing new research and thereby contributing to expanding our knowledge on the rural history of Europe and beyond.

In order to ensure a broad participation and high scientific value each session should focus on a specific topic and include presenters from at least two different countries. The topic could be both related to a specific theme, to methods, or to theories and concepts.

Each session will last two hours and include four papers. Sessions will be led by a chair and a discussant. Double sessions on a particular topic are possible. We also welcome proposals for “Meet-the-author” sessions. In this case at least two commentators/discussants, besides the author, should be in the proposal. Participants are asked to limit themselves to a maximum of two presentations at the conference.

A session proposal should include a title, the full name and affiliation of the organizer, and a short abstract (max 500 words) introducing the topic, the aim of the session, and the names and affiliations of at least two of the proposed panel contributors.

The deadline for session proposals is 15 September 2020. Deadline extended to October 15!

Decisions on acceptance is taken by the International Scientific Committee and will be sent to the proposal givers in the end of October. An open Call for papers will be launched 2 November, intended to fill remaining slots in accepted sessions with papers on respective topic.


E-mail (academic questions):

Academic Conferences
Phone: +46 18 67 10 03
E-mail (practical questions):

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Important dates

15/5 2020: Call for session proposals
15/9 2020: Deadline for session proposals
2/11 2020: Call for papers
4/1 2021: Deadline for paper proposals
1/3 2021: Opening of registration
1/6 2021: Deadline for early bird
2/8 2021: Deadline for late registration

Organised by

SLU, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Logotype.
A symbol that looks like an emblem and text Uppsala University. Logotype.

In collaboration with


European rural history organisation. Logotype.