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Rural History
  • ISSN: 0956-7933 (Print), 1474-0656 (Online)
  • Editors: Dr Carl Griffin University of Sussex, UK , Professor Keith D. M. Snell University of Leicester, UK and Professor Tom Williamson University of East Anglia, UK
  • Editorial board
Rural History is well known as a stimulating forum for interdisciplinary exchange. Its definition of rural history ignores traditional subject boundaries to encourage the cross-fertilisation that is essential for an understanding of rural society. It stimulates original scholarship and provides access to the best of recent research. While concentrating on the English-speaking world and Europe, the journal is not limited in geographical coverage. Subject areas include: agricultural history; historical ecology; folklore; popular culture and religion; rural literature; landscape history, archaeology and material culture; vernacular architecture; ethnography, anthropology and rural sociology; the study of women in rural societies; relationships between the urban and the rural; and the politics of rural societies. The journal accommodates varying disciplinary reference systems, and publishes book reviews and review articles.

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  • Writing comparative and transnational histories in twenty-first century Ireland
  • 21 November 2017, Richard Mc Mahon and Andrew G. Newby
  • This blog accompanies the new special issue of Irish Historical Studies, Ireland and Finland, 1860–1930: Comparative and Transnational Histories. Just over twenty years ago, the central debate among Irish historians could be presented as one between two competing strands of conservatism.…...