This 4-days Conference comprises two keynote lectures, four plenary sessions (including one roundtable), plus twenty-six panels in parallel sessions. There will be also a time slot for the general assemblies of the two organizing societies (RR and SEHA), a conference dinner and lots of opportunities for socialisation.
English, Portuguese and Spanish are the working languages accepted in this conference.
About 300 papers have been approved and more than 350 persons are expected to attend the Conference, coming from Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Germany, India, Mexico, Netherlands, Phillippines, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, UK, USA and many other countries.
The list of approved panels can be seen here, showing the variety of topics covered by this Conference, which main purpose is to discuss the global challenges currently faced by Rural History, namely the need for a wider dialogue among historians of several continents, and its transition from a specific disciplinary area into a broad research field open to several other disciplines.
Plenary and parallel sessions will be respectively 150 and 120 minutes-long; the roundtable will take 90 minutes only. Convenors have adopted different formats for their panels, some with individual presentations, but the most part with rapporteurs introducing and discussing groups of papers, since the many panels have 10 or more papers.
Debate will be especially encouraged, being 60 minutes the minimum time assigned for discussion open to the public in the plenary sessions and 45 minutes in the parallel sessions.
Papers are available online in advance, in order to promote the discussion – check them here.
The final conference schedule is here (pdf).