Government, Agriculture and Rural Society

Papers and discussions on the theme of the government's role in agriculture and rural society

British Agricultural History Society

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2 December 2023, LSE

The major reform of British agricultural policy in the wake of Brexit serves as a reminder of how much farming, and rural society, is shaped by the actions and institutions of government. The theme of this year's British Agricultural History Society Winter conference is the role of government in its broadest sense in agriculture and rural society - from manorial and estate governance in the medieval period and, later, to the ministerial decisions and international agreements of the modern era.

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Workshop Programme

10.00am - Coffee, tea and registration

10.15am - Sally Finn-Kelcey, Trinity College Dublin
Interwoven fortunes: English Government, Burgundian Dukes and Irish Wool in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries

11.15am - Bess Rhodes, University of St Andrews
A Vision for Scotland? The Environmental Policies of James V and Marie de Guise

12.15 - Lunch

1.15pm - Pankoj Sarkar, University of Warsaw
The British Raj and Vernacular Agricultural Science Periodicals in India: Peer, Periodical and Practices in Agricultural Science Dissemination in Colonial Bengal

2.15pm - Lewis Willcox, University of Edinburgh
The Turra Coo Revisited: An Episode of State Intervention in Rural Scotland

3.15pm - coffee/tea

3.30pm - Alan Swinbank, University of Reading
Reconciling Britain's Agricultural Trade Policy Initiatives, 1960-1975, with World Trade Rules