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To promote the study of agricultural history, and the history of the rural economy and society, the BAHS publishes the Agricultural History Review and Rural History Today. The Society holds conferences twice a year: a day meeting in London in early December, and a residential conference at different locations in Britain in Spring. These are opportunities for professional and non-professional historians to meet, mix and exchange views in a friendly and sociable atmosphere.
The Mick Aston Memorial Lecture,
entitled Who Made the Medieval Landscape? will be given by Professor Chris Dyer on Thursday 9 October 2014 at Taunton Castle. Read more.Mick Aston memorial lecture poster

Rural History 2015, the next conference of the European Rural History Organisation (EuRHO), is being hosted by the Spanish Agricultural History Society at the University of Girona. More info

Announcing a brand new venture: a workshop for PhD and recent post-doc researchers in rural history, on Friday 5 December, the day before the BAHS Winter Conference, Rural Worlds in Motion on Saturday 6 December.

The workshop features presentations by Richard Hoyle, Mark Overton, Nicola Verdon and Jane Whittle, and is an opportunity for up to 18 new researchers to discuss their own work. The Call for Papers closes 24 October 2014.

The conference includes papers by Mark Bailey, Lyn Bootham, Harriet Ritvo, and Clair Wills. Enrollment closes 28 November 2014.

Both events will be at the newly reopened Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, University of London.

Rural History Today issue 27 and Agricultural History Review volume 62 part I are both available to members online and in print.