• Spike Gibbs and Steve Hindle win Thirsk Prize 2024
    Like last year, two books stood out. The first, Spike Gibbs’ ‘Lordship, State Formation and Local Authority in late Medieval and Early Modern England’ (Cambridge University Press), is a book that the panel agreed will shape the historiography for many years to come. The second, Steve Hindle’s ‘The Social Topography of a Rural Community: Scenes from a Labouring Life’ (Oxford University Press), is a wonderful, illuminating microhistory of one early modern Warwickshire community.
  • Rural History Today, Issue 46 (January 2024)
    Issue 46 carries articles on the diaries of Violet Dickinson; oral history and environmental land management; rural resistance to land dispossession in the Western Isles; and county magazines.
  • Rural History Today, Issue 45 (July 2023)
    This issue features an article by Christopher Dyer on medieval peasants’ contributions to the countryside; Elizabeth Pimblett on women’s roles in the story of cider; Tony Pratt on the British cattle census of 1866; and Paul Warde on land valuation and surveying in mid-nineteenth-century Ireland.
  • How peasants made the rural landscape
    Peasants were not rich or powerful, but they had a capacity, often when operating together in a community, to make decisions and change the world around them. The peasant contribution to the medieval countryside has emerged gradually in the thinking of historians and archaeologists.
  • 2017 AGM minutes
    Minutes of the 65th Annual General Meeting of the British Agricultural History Society held at Plumpton College, Sussex on Monday 3rd AprilThe meeting began at 4.15pmPresent: There were 24 members of the Society present. The Chair was taken by Prof Henry French. Officers of the Society present were Dr Nicola Verdon (Secretary), Prof Richard Hoyle …

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  • 2016 AGM minutes
    Minutes of the 64rd Annual General Meeting of the British Agricultural History society held at Wortley Hall, near Sheffield on Monday 4th April 2016 The meeting began at 4pmPresent: There were 22 members of the Society present. The Chair was taken by Prof Henry French. Officers of the Society present were Dr Nicola Verdon (Secretary), …

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  • 2015 AGM minutes
    Minutes of the 63rd Annual General Meeting of the British Agricultural History society held at the University of Bangor at 4pm on Monday 30th March 2015 The meeting began at 4pmPresent: There were 25 members of the Society present. The Chair was taken by Prof Jane Whittle. Officers of the Society present were Dr N …

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  • 2014 AGM minutes
    Minutes of the 62nd Annual General Meeting of the British Agricultural History society held at Denman College, near Abingdon, Oxfordshire at 4pm on Monday 7th April 2014 The meeting began at 4pmPresent: There were 24 members of the Society present. The Chair was taken by Prof Jane Whittle. Officers of the Society present were Dr …

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  • 2013 AGM minutes
    Minutes of the 61st Annual General Meeting of the British Agricultural History society held at Askham Bryan College, York at 6pm on Tuesday 9th April 2013 The meeting began at 6.15pmPresent: There were 26 members of the Society present. In the absence of the Chair of the Executive Committee Prof Whittle, the Chair was taken …

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  • 2012 AGM minutes
    Minutes of the 60th Annual General Meeting of the British Agricultural History society held at Sparsholt College, Winchester at 6pm on Tuesday 3rd April 2012 The meeting began at 6.00pmPresent: There were 21 members of the Society present. The Chair was taken by Dr John Broad, Chairman of the Executive Committee. Officers of the Society …

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  • 2011 AGM minutes
    Minutes of the 59th Annual General Meeting of the British Agricultural History society held at Easton College, Norfolk at 6pm on Tuesday 12th April 2011 The meeting began at 6.30pmPresent: There were 29 members of the Society present. The Chair was taken by Dr John Broad, Chairman of the Executive Committee. Officers of the Society …

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  • 2010 AGM minutes
    Minutes of the 58th Annual General Meeting of the British Agricultural History society held at the University of Durham at 6pm on Tuesday 30th March 2010 The meeting began at 6pmPresent: There were 29 members of the Society present. The Chair was taken by Dr John Broad, Chairman of the Executive Committee. Officers of the …

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  • Rural History Today, Issue 44 (February 2023)
    The February 2023 edition of Rural History Today leads with an article by BAHS President Professor Nicola Verdon on Ruth Uzzell, a trailblazing campaigner and the second woman to serve on the Executive Committee of the National Union of Agricultural Workers, elected in 1922. Ian Godwin contributes an article on Seale-Hayne College in Devon; Penny Lawrence on early twentieth-century British calf clubs; Marc Collinson, Shaun Evans, Matthew Rowland, Mari Wiliam, and Catrin Williams on the Bodorgan Estate in the south-west of Anglesey and the Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates (ISWE) at Bangor University; and Angus J.L. Winchester on common land in Britain.
  • Rural History Today, Issue 43 (August 2022)
  • Rural History Today, Issue 42 (February 2022)