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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.
Agricultural History Review Volume 62 Part I is now available online and in print. Articles by Chris Dyer, David Hey, Jesper Larsson, Paul Warde and Tom Williamson, Thomas Smith, Brett Bennett, and Donald Opitz. AgHR621 Professor Richard Hoyle to be VCH Director
The editor of Agricultural History Review has been appointed Director and General Editor of Victoria County History, a post he will take up in October. Read more.

Rural History 2015 programme book Announcing 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. Proposals for panels will be accepted up to 30 September 2014. More info.

Who made the English medieval landscape? Professor Christopher Dyer will give the IHR Fellows’ Lecture on Tuesday 1 July 2014. Details.
Property Rights, Land and Territory in the European Overseas Empires
Lisbon, 26-27 June 2014. Details.
Farmers, consumers and innovators: the world of Joan Thirsk
A conference to be held at the University of Leicester
Saturday 20 September 2014.
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The Society is pleased to announce a conference, Farmers, consumers and innovators inspired by the work of Joan Thirsk, who died in October 2013. Joan was the leading agrarian historian of the late 20th century, and the conference is being held in Leicester, where she worked for 14 years. She is probably best known for her research into regional farming, but wrote much about rural industry, changing tastes and fashions, “projects”, and innovations in the rural economy. The conference is intended not to look back, but rather to identify Joan Thirsk’s relevance for historians now, and to display new work which has been influenced and inspired by her. Programme details.

Population Histories in Context: Past achievements and future directions. A conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, at Downing College, Cambridge, UK, 16-18 September 2014. More info. Government and agricultural change in comparative perspective, a workshop arranged within the International Scientific Coordination Network (GDRI): CRIses and Changes in the European Countryside in the long run (CRICEC), in Lund, Sweden 16-17 October 2014.
Minutes of the AGM held during the Society’s 2014 Spring Conference at Denman College, Oxfordshire, home of the WI. Many of us explored the beautiful grounds as well as attending the interesting academic programme. It was nice to see old faces and especially good to see some new faces as well. Rural History Today issue 26 is available here. From now on issues will be dated February and August. Please send material for inclusion in the August edition by 30 June 2014 and for the February edition by 30 December 2014.