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With great reluctance, because of continuing uncertainties about Covid-19, we have had to turn our Spring Conference 2022 into an online conference, and we are pleased to announce that registration for the three afternoon sessions – to be held on 4, 5, and 6 April – is now open.

The full programme is on our web site. 
Programme and Registration
Rural History Today Issue 42 is now available on the web site, with articles by Ken Worpole on a communal farm in the 1950s, Paul Brassley on the real agricultural revolution, Samuel Grinsell on Empire and the making of the Suez Canal, and Susanne Seymour on links between transatlantic slavery and rural Nottinghamshire. Read more...
On 16 February 2022, members of the N.W. Posthumus Research Network Societies in Context: Interactions between humans and rural-urban environments will organise the online colloquium The Impact of Climate and Weather on the Premodern Provision of Food and Water: New Historical Perspectives on Resilience and Vulnerability. Read more...
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Membership is very good value: you will receive two issues of Agricultural History Review per year, and two issues of Rural History Today. You will also be supporting all our other activities: these newsletters, our web site, and LIBRAL, our online LIBrary of Rural and Agricultural Literature, which now contains nearly 1000 items. We are entirely dependent on members' subscriptions to continue this work. For membership details see our web site.
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New on LIBRAL in February 2022

The following items have been recently added to the online LIBrary of Rural and Agricultural Literature, which celebrated its Fifth Birthday on 31 January and uploaded its 1000 item on the following day.
Agriculture, 61.1 (Apr. 1954)
Agriculture, 61.2 (May 1954)
Agriculture, 61.3 (June 1954)
Agriculture, 61.4 (July 1954)
Agriculture, 61.5 (Aug. 1954)
Agriculture, 61.6 (Sep. 1954)
Agriculture, 61.7 (Oct. 1954)
Agriculture, 61.8 (Nov. 1954)
Agriculture, 61.9 (Dec. 1954)
Agriculture, 61.10 (Jan. 1955)
Agriculture, 61.11 (Feb. 1955)
Agriculture, 61.12 (Mar. 1955)
Agriculture, 62.1 (Apr. 1955)
Agriculture, 62.2 (May 1955)
Agriculture, 62.3 (June 1955)
Agriculture, 62.4 (July 1955)
Agriculture, 62.5 (Aug. 1955)
Agriculture, 62.6 (Sep. 1955)
Agriculture, 62.7 (Oct. 1955)
Agriculture, 62.8 (Nov. 1955)
Agriculture, 62.9 (Dec. 1955)
Agriculture, 62.10 (Jan. 1956)
Agriculture, 62.11 (Feb. 1956)
Agriculture, 62.12 (Mar. 1956)
Agriculture, 61, Index (1955)
Agriculture, 62, Index (Mar. 1956)
Adams, Leonard P. , Agricultural Depression and Farm Relief in England, 1813-1852 (1932)
Copley, Esther, Cottage Comforts (1831)
Department of Agriculture for Scotland, An Economic Survey of Small Holdings in Scotland, 1934 (1934)
Hallett, Graham and James, Gwyn, Farming for Consumers (1963)
de Lavergene, Leonce (translated from the French, with notes by a Scottish farmer), The Rural Economy of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1855)
McConnell, Primrose, The Diary of a Working Farmer, being the true history of a year's farming in Essex(1906)
Wrightson, John, Sheep: Breeds and Management (1919)
Young, Arthur, The Farmer's Kalendar (1771)
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Remember, you can download any item as a PDF by clicking on the PDF icon.
Best wishes
Jean Morrin
Secretary, British Agricultural History Society
BAHS Website
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