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International Scientific Committee


  • Gérard Béaur, professor, CNRS/EHESS, Paris, France, Chair
  • Rosa Congost, professor, University of Girona, Spain
  • Gesine Gerhard, professor, University of the Pacific, Stockton, USA
  • Anne-Lise Head-König, professor, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Laurent Herment, researcher, CNRS, Paris, France (co-organizer)
  • Richard Hoyle, professor, University College of London, United Kingdom
  • Ernst Langthaler, professor, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria
  • Mats Morell, professor, University of Uppsala, Sweden
  • Peter Moser, irector, Archives of Rural History, Bern, Switzerland
  • Socrates Petmezas, professor, University of Crete, Greece
  • Patrick Svensson, professor, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
  • Erik Thoen, professor, University of Ghent, Belgium
  • Leen Van Molle, professor, University of Leuven, Belgium
  • Zsuzsanna Varga, professor, Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest, Hungary


The International Scientific Committee is responsible for the selection of panels and individual papers.


 French Scientific Committee


  • Gérard Béaur, Directeur of Studies, EHESS and emeritus Director of Research, CNRS, CRH-ERHIMOR, Paris, Chair.
  • Fabrice Boudjaaba, Research Fellow, CNRS, CRH-ERHIMOR, Paris.
  • Laurent Herment, Research Fellow, CNRS, CRH-ERHIMOR, Paris, Co-organiser.
  • Alain Chatriot, Professor, SciencesPo, ERHIMOR, Paris.
  • Alice Ingold, Assistant Professor, EHESS, CRH- GGH-TERres & GRHEN, Paris.
  • Florence Hachez-Leroy, Professor, Université d’Artois, Nord-Pas de Calais
  • Morgane Labbé, Assistant Professor, EHESS, CRH-ESOPP, Paris.
  • Gilles Laferté, Research Fellow, INRA, France.
  • Pablo Luna, Assistant Professor, University Paris-Sorbonne, CRH-ERHIMOR, Paris.
  • Perrine Mane, Directeur of Studies, CNRS, CRH-GAM, Paris.
  • Niccolo Mignemi, Former Member of Ecole Française de Rome, ERHIMOR, Paris.
  • Jean-Baptiste Paranthoën, Post Ph D Student, EHESS, CRH-ERHIMOR.
  • Anne Varet-Vitu, Engineer of Researches, CNRS, CRH-LADEHIS, Paris.
  • Nadine Vivier, emeritus Professor, University Le Mans, member of the Academy of Agriculture, ERHIMOR, Paris.
  • Nadja Vuckovic, Assistant Engineer, EHESS, CRH, Paris.
  • Federico Zemborain, Research engineering, CNRS, CRH, Paris.




18 May 2018



Call for panels proposals

15 October 2018 Dead line for panels submissions
30 November 2018 Notification of acceptance of panels
1 December 2018 Call for papers
1 February 2019 Dead line for papers submissions
28 February 2019 Notification of acceptance of selected papers
1 April 2019 Opening of registration
7 June 2019 Deadline for early bird registration
31 July 2019 Final conference program on line
27 august 2019 Deadline for late registration
10 September 2019 Opening session
13 September 2019 End of congress


From the Palatinate to Pennsylvania: Gender Relations and the New Agriculture in Europe and North America


Keynote at the Sorbonne, 12 September 2019

Katherine Jellison (Ohio University)


Agriculture and Food-Supply. Perspectives for a global history


Round table at the EHESS, 10 September 2019

Nadine Vivier, Paul Brassley, Antoni Furio, Alessandro Stanziani



Departure excursions on Wednesday 11 September 2019 2 p.m. 54 Bd. Raspail, 75006, Paris:


  • Chartres: COMPA + Cathedral + Diner Grand Monarque – 78 € (Maximum 50 participants)
  • Versailles: Grignon Farm + Queen’s Hamlet (Hameau de la Reine) – 35 € (Maximum 50 participants)
  • Bois de Vincennes : Jardin Tropical – 25 € (Maximum 50 participants)


To experience rural and urban history from a French perspective, we offer an afternoon programme with three different and inspiring tours.

We kindly ask you to indicate your selected activity during the registration process. Please note that all activities will have a surcharge as well as a minimum and maximum number of attendees. Transfers are included.




 Chartres is a commune located about 90 km southwest of Paris. Chartres is famous world-wide for its cathedral. Mostly constructed between 1193 and 1250, this Gothic cathedral is in an exceptional state of preservation. It is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The majority of the original stained glass windows survive intact, while the architecture has seen only minor changes since the early 13th century.

Close to the Cathedral, the International Stained-Glass Centre (Centre International de vitrail), established in 1980, collaborates with the relevant scientific, cultural and professional organizations in order to promote the study and conservation of stained glass and the knowledge about, and contributes to encourage its contemporary forms of expression.


The visit includes the COMPA, Conservatoire de l’Agriculture, an agricultural Museum, and a diner in the Restaurant Le Grand Monarch- Les Georges, a “One Star Michelin” Restaurant.

Note: We will return to Paris around midnight.

  • Minimum number of participants: 15 persons
  • Maximum number of participants: 50 persons
  • The cost for this tour is €78 per person and includes transfers, visit to COMPA and Cathedral, and the three meals at the Grand Monarque Restaurant.




  • The Queen’s Hamlet (Hameau de la Reine)
  • Grignon Farm (Ferme de Grignon)


Versailles, le Hameau de la Reine Agronomy in the 18th century


The Petit Trianon, considered to be royal architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel’s masterpiece, is something of a manifesto for the neo-classical movement. Completed in 1768, this new royal residence was in fact an extension of the king’s passion for the botanical sciences: he was keen to have a home in the heart of the gardens to which he devoted so much of his time and which, by the time of his death, were among the most richly-stocked in Europe. Marie-Antoinette, received the Petit Trianon as a gift from Louis XVI in 1774. In this domain she created The Queen’s Hamlet. Constructed between 1783 and 1786 under the supervision of Richard Mique, it is an excellent example of the contemporary fascination with the charms of rural life. Inspired by the traditional rustic architecture of Normandy, this peculiar model village included a windmill and dairy, as well as a dining room, salon, billiard room and boudoir. Although it was reserved primarily for the education of her children, Marie-Antoinette also used the hamlet for promenades and hosting guests.

Grignon Farm: an experimental and environment friendly farm

The Grignon Farm is at the heart of Versailles’ prairie, agricultural area in the hilly landscapes with charming villages.

Grignon Farm depends on AgroParisTech, Grande Ecole of Agronomists.

Today there are about 200 cows, 600 sheep, 400 ha of cultivation and a dairy.

Around twenty employees work every day for the well-being of the animals, for specific crops and dairy products of high quality, all in respect of the environment. A methanizer is an element of their “positive energy program”.

  • Minimum number of participants: 15 persons
  • Maximum number of participants: 50 persons
  • The cost for this tour is €35 per person and includes transfers, visit to the Grignon Farm + Queen’s Hamlet (Hameau de la Reine)


Jardin d’agronomie tropicale and Bois de Vincennes tour


The Jardin d’agronomie tropicale is situated in Nogent-sur-Marne, on the east side of the Bois de Vincennes, where colonial trial gardens and greenhouses were created in 1899, initially as an annex of the National Museum of Natural History. It was then attached to the Ministry of Colonies and the 1907 Colonial Exhibition built special pavillons to present French colonies to the public. The Jardin colonial rapidly became a centre producing scientific knowledge on tropical plants and organising specialised services for the agricultural exploitation in the French colonial empire, especially in Africa and Asia.

In 1902, the École nationale supérieure d’agriculture coloniale was placed here for educating specialists to be employed by the agricultural services and the private companies in tropical regions. Its library represents today the historical collection conserved by the Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD). The collection includes 8000 printed documents (monographs, surveys, official reports, conference minutes, and brochures), 600 journals, and 3000 photos. It focuses on farming and breeding, food production and agricultural markets, plant and animal disease, forestry and natural resources.

The guided tour will be the opportunity to visit the vestiges of the ancient Jardin colonial, and discover this rich collection specialised on tropical and mediterranean agricultures.

The guided tour will be the opportunity to visit the vestiges of the ancient Jardin colonial, and discover this rich collection specialised on tropical and mediterranean agricultures. The tour will then continue with a visit to the botanical garden (Parc Floral de Paris) in the north part of the Bois de Vincennes, in face of the Château de Vincennes.


  • Minimum number of participants: 15 persons
  • Maximum number of participants: 50 persons
  • The cost for this tour is €25 per person and includes transfers by RER (Train)



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Location: EHESS, 54 and 105 Bd. Raspail – 75006 – Paris






The Organising Committee of the EURHO 2019 has planned to pay 20 scholarships from 300 to 800 Euros to provide financial support to young researchers participating in the 2019 EURHO in Paris.

The amount of the aid granted will be fixed by the Organising Committee of the EURHO 2019 after studying the dossier, and especially taking into account the transport costs, the geographical origin or the personal situation of the applicant.

These scholarships will be awarded priority to doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers, young doctors and former postgraduate unaffectedly on the First of September 2019.


Term and conditions


The files have to be sent by electronic email to, and

Deadline: 20th of May 2019 11:59 p.m. (Paris time).


Documents to be attached


  • Photocopy of the student card (for the PhD student) or PhD diploma (for doctors or post-docs);
  • Title of the PhD Dissertation and possibly postdoctoral project;
  • Optionally: letter of support from the PhD Supervisor (maximum half a page);
  • Photocopy of the Identity card or Passport;
  • Panel’s Abstract (or Panels) in which the candidate is speaker or organiser;
  • Paper’s Abstract(s);
  • Mention of possible financial support of an institution, and level of support.


Bank Transfer


The scholarship will be transferred in September 2019 at the end of the Conference, for applicants who have already paid the registration fees.

In case of no presence at the Conference, the scholarship will not be refunded.




Attendants are required to book their own accommodation.

Paris offers plenty of accommodation for every budget. Below is a short list of some optional choices of hotels, which are close to the EHESS and which offer special fares.


Hôtel Perreyve (6th District) ***

63 rue Madame

75006 PARIS – France

Tel.: +33 (0) 1 45 48 35 01

Single room: 150 €

Code reservation: EHESS

Hotel Pierre Nicole (5th District) * *

39 Rue Pierre Nicole

75005 Paris

+33 1 43 54 76 86

Single room: 130 €/Double room: 150 €

Code reservation: CONFERENCE EURHO

Hotel de Senlis (5th District) * *

7-9 rue Malebranche

75005 Paris

+33 1 43 29 93 10 / +33 1 43 29 00 24

Single room : 106 €

Hotel Du Bresil (5th District) * *

10 rue Le Goff

75005 Paris

+33 1 43 54 76 11

Single room: 106 € (tax and breakfast included)

Double room: 116 € (tax and one breakfast included)

Hotel Claude Bernard Saint Germain (5th District) * * *

43 Rue des Ecoles

75005 Paris

+33 1 43 26 32 52

Hotel Coypel (13th District) * * *

142 boulevard de l’Hôpital

75013 Paris

+33 1 43 31 18 08 / +33 1 47 07 27 45

Single room: 107€ (limited offer)

Hotel Saint Christophe (5th District) * * *

17 Rue Lacépède

75005 Paris

+33 1 43 31 81 54

Single room: 135 €

Double room: 155 €

Timhotel Tour Eiffel (15th District) * * *

11 rue Juge

75015 Paris

+33 1 45 78 29 29


-15% of Flexible rate

Code: TIMCNRS0920


First Hotel (15th District) * * * *

2 boulevard Garibaldi

75015 Paris

+33 1 43 06 93 26

Single room: 169 € breakfast included

Double room: 199 € breakfast included

Tax city: 2.88 €

Annulation without fee until 7 days before

Hotel La Parizienne (6th District) * * *

33 Boulevard du Montparnasse

75006 Paris

+33 1 45 48 75 64

Single room: 219 €


Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (14th District)

The International University Campus (Cité U) is a foundation located in the South of Paris. With 5,800 rooms in 40 residences, the International University Campus in Paris is the largest site hosting foreign students and researchers.

To book a room, please fill the admission criteria.


Citadines Apart’hotel

Citadines Apart’hotel provides all the services and amenities you need to establish yourself in Paris.

With the Code Ehes4863, Citadines will offer 15% reduction booking online on (on the best rate posted the day of your booking request, conditions of booking and change without constraints).

Central of reservation: / +33 (1) 41 05 79 70

Three possibilities not far of the EURHO’s Conference:

Call for Papers

List of Panels

Call for Papers EURHO Conference, Paris, 5 December 2018 – 1 February 2019


After the success of the Call for Panels (more of one hundred proposals from 37 countries around the world), the EURHO will launch the Call for papers, which will be opened from 5 December 2018 to 1 February 2019.


All researchers working on the history of the countryside are invited to submit their paper choosing one of the accepted panel proposals.


A paper must include a title, the full name and affiliation of author and co-author (s), and a short abstract (up to 400 words) introducing the topic, its scope and approach. Participants are asked to limit themselves to the presentation of a maximum of two papers in different panels.


Each session will last two hours and include four papers. Sessions will be led by a chair and a discussant.


Please, choose your panel on the List of Panels and apply your submission via this link. 



The deadline for paper proposals is 1st February 2019.