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III Congreso Internacional/XVII Congreso de Historia Agraria-SEHA/IX Encontro Rural RePort (Salamanca and Zamora, 28-30 June 2021)

As datas finais do próximo (IX) Encontro Rural RePort foram fixadas para 28-30 Junho 2021. Recorda-se que este Encontro – inicialmente agendado para Maio 2020 e adiado devido à pandemia – se realiza enquadrado no 3º congresso internacional organizado conjuntamente pela Rural RePort e pela SEHA, que nesta edição tem lugar em Salamanca e Zamora, subordinado ao tema “Despovoamento rural, desequilíbrio territorial e sustentabilidade”. (+ info at https://congresoseha.info/).

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Rural History 2021 (Uppsala, 23-26 Agosto 2021) - Extended call for papers – new deadline is 22 January 2021!

The Call for Sessions for Rural History 2021 has been very successful resulting in over 90 proposed sessions where of several proposed as double sessions. We now launch the Call for Papers to fill the accepted sessions with papers. The Call for Papers is open from 27 November 2020 to 15 January 2021 (extended deadline is 22 January 2021).

+ information at https://www.ruralhistory2021.se/call-for-papers/

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I Jorge Gelman Prize for Agrarian History, sponsored by Sociedad de Estudios de Historia Agraria (SEHA)

The I Jorge Gelman Prize is awarded to the best PhD thesis in the two preceding years (2018-2019) in the field of Agrarian History. The prize is sponsored by Sociedad de Estudios de Historia Agraria (SEHA). In December 2020, a honourable mention of the I Jorge Gelman Prize was awarded to two REPORT(H)A members:

Carlos Manuel Faísca - thesis: “El negocio corchero en Alentejo: explotación forestal, industria ypolítica económica, 1848-1914”, University of Extremadura, Spain, 2019.

Luís Pedro Silva - thesis: “O clima do Noroeste de Portugal (1600-1855): dos discursos aos impactos”, University of Porto, Portugal, 2019.

+ info: http://seha.info/es/PREMIOS/JORGE-GELMAN/

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Update on Oceans Past conference (postponed until 2022) / 2021 workshop announcements

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, we sadly announce that the proposed Oceans Past IX Conference which was due to be held in Oostende, Belgium, will be postponed until 2022.

We will be tracking the COVID-19 situation and will take all necessary precautions to enable us to meet safely, and will keep everyone updated to facilitate planning needs.

Watch this space!

The Oceans Past Conference convenors.

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 In the meantime, the Oceans Past Initiative is excited to announce we are planning a programme of online workshops to be held throughout 2021. 

These workshops will be focused upon specific problems and research areas that cater for the diverse interests of the OPI membership. 

If you are interested in organising an online workshop on a particular topic, please get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will facilitate the inclusion of your workshop in the 2021 programme. 

We welcome workshops ideas that aim to explore new topics, create novel collaborations, foster research outputs, or that engage new perspectives on previously completed research.

The Oceans Past Conference convenors.

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