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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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  • The Futures of Global History
  • 15 February 2018, Richard Drayton and David Motadel
  • This is an extract from the article Discussion: the futures of global history by Richard Drayton and David Motadel published in Journal of Global History.…...
  • On Parliament’s decision to vacate the Palace of Westminster
  • 09 February 2018, Edward J. Gillin
  • Edward J. Gillin, author of The Victorian Palace of Science, discusses the history of the Palace of Westminster. Parliament’s recent decision to vacate the Palace of Westminster, passed in the House of Commons by 236 to 220 votes, might not be that surprising given the estimated £5.6 billion cost of modernizing the building.  But historically speaking, this really is a surprise.…...