Meet the Authors: Oxford Handbook of Agricultural History
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This session will introduce the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Agricultural History. The editor will outline the general concept of the volume and, together with three of its authors, present specific aspects among the thirty-five chapters. Two discussants will assess the volume and selected chapters from multiple perspectives. The idea for the volume arose from the editor?s attendance at EURHO meetings and conversations with many other attendees ? conversations that demonstrated the connectedness of agriculture across the globe. There are many agricultural historiographical traditions within geographic regions across the world that intersect either directly in the historiography or indirectly in subject matter. This volume is designed to promote a broader perspective on subjects often discussed in geographic isolation. Authors were invited to eschew the restriction of local or national boundaries and write within a comparative framework. In that sense, the volume promotes the development of a global agricultural historiography. Nevertheless, the volume also serves the purpose of show casing the historiographical trends on topics already written in a global framework, exposing a new generation of scholars to those debates.