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CFP: Uneasy Neighbours?: Rural-Urban Relationships in the Nineteenth Century

Edwardian scholars may be interested in the following CFP:

Uneasy Neighbours?: Rural-Urban Relationships in the Nineteenth Century

An International Interdisciplinary Conference, 20 September 2013
Centre of Nineteenth-Century Research, University of Southampton

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: KEITH D.M. SNELL, Professor of Rural and Cultural History, University of Leicester

The relationship between urban and rural communities in the nineteenth century was increasingly strained by the unprecedented rate and scale of social, industrial, technological and economic change worldwide. Cities demanded ever more from agriculture, while rural populations decreased; country life and work were changed by mechanisation and industrialisation, while newcomers to the cities had to adjust to alien ways of living and conditions of employment; poverty was commonplace in both the countryside and the cities, while the newly wealthy became landowners and urban leaders. Continue reading