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Rural History 2013

Rural History 2013 was the first conference held under the auspices of the European Rural History Organisation (EURHO). Organised by the Swiss Rural History Society (SRHS) and the Archives of Rural History (ARH) it took place at the University of Bern from 19-22 August 2013.
More than 300 participants from virtually every country in Europe as well as from Africa, Asia and the Americas presented and discussed their newest research. The keynote sessions illustrated that rural historians do not solely look backwards but also reflect on their own activities.

On this page you can find the documentation for the Rural History 2013 conference.

KEYNOTES

Keynote Session I: Lost in Translations?:

Michael Cronin: Expanding Worlds? Translation and the Challenge of Microspection
19.08.2013

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Keynote Session I: Comments by Claire Strom
19.08.2013

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Keynote Session I: Comments by Martin Schaffner
19.08.2013

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Keynote Session I: Roundtable
19.08.2013

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Keynote Session II: Rural History in Europe – Rural History in Switzerland:

Gérard Béaur: Rural history in Europe in the last two decades – an overview and analysis
21.08.2013

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Sacha Zala: Rural History in Switzerland: from the fringe to the centre?
21.08.2013

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Jürgen Schlumbohm: Twelve workshops, twelve books – achievements, shortcomings and perspectives
21.08.2013

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Keynote Session II: Comments by Sandra Swart
21.08.2013

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Keynote Session II: Comments by Juan Pan-Montojo
21.08.2013

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Keynote Session II: Comments by Nigel Swain
21.08.2013

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Keynote Session II: Discussion
21.08.2013

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Keynote Session III: Films - a new Source in Rural History:

Keynote Session III: Films - a new Source in Rural History
Introduction by Peter Moser
22.08.2013

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Keynote Session III: Films - a new Source in Rural History
Interaction of science, administration and agricultural practise
22.08.2013

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Keynote Session III: Films - a new Source in Rural History
Visualisation of the invisible
22.08.2013

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Keynote Session III: Films - a new Source in Rural History
Self-representation
22.08.2013

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INTERVIEW

Interview with Peter Moser (Archives of Rural History, Bern)
by
Group Harca.
21.08.2013
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PANEL REPORTS

Consumption of wood, energy transitions and woodland management from a historical perspective. Part I, 19.08.2013, Bericht von Thomas Schröter

Consumption of wood, energy transitions and woodland management from a historical perspective. Part II, 19.08.2013, Bericht von Thomas Schröter

Childhood and the Countryside in the Twentieth Century, 20.08.2013, Bericht von Caitriona Clear

Agro-Food Chains in the First World War, 20.08.2013, Bericht von Daniel Burkhard

Transforming Village Culture: Village Halls and Cultural Centres in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century. Part I, 20.08.2013, Bericht von Thomas Keller

Rural Russia: 1880s to present day, 21.08.2013, Bericht von Eva Maurer

Rural Resilience to Disaster. Part II: Warfare, 21.08.2013, Bericht von Oleg Rusakovskiy

Cotton, Race, and Labor in the Post-Civil War South, 20.8.2013, Bericht von Marcel Berni

Konferenzbericht: Rural History 2013 - Konferenz der European Rural History Organisation, 19.-22.08.2013, Bericht von Jürgen Schlumbohm

Themenbericht: Europäische Agrarpolitik des 20. Jahrhunderts, 20.08.2013, Bericht von Dorothee Ryser

Themenbericht: Commons - Von der Vergangenheit bis in die Gegenwart, Bericht von Elisabeth Meyer-Renschhausen

PHOTOS

Photographs taken by Kurt Graf during the Rural History 2013 conference in Bern.


MEDIA COVERAGE

Rural History Today, Rural History 2013 –
 A European Success Story (Liz Griffiths), February 2014

Berner Zeitung (BZ), Stadt und Land sind kein Gegensatz mehr (Stefan von Bergen), 18-08-13

Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ), Das Leben der Bauern (Urs Hafner), 24-08-13

Die Zeit, Freilichtmuseum Ballenberg - Was ist ländlich? (Matthias Daum), 01-08-2013