Rural History 2013
Rural History 2013 was the first conference held under the auspices of the EURHO. It was organised by the Swiss Rural History Society (SRHS) and the Archives of Rural History (ARH) in Bern and took place at the University of Bern from 19-22 August 2013. The main aim of the conference was to provide an overview of the state of the art of rural history today. Another goal was to strengthen the existing networks and co-operation of rural historians and their institutions. The conference provided possibilities for historians to discuss the basic question of what exactly rural history is, how it can be narrated and, crucial for the future development of rural history, how the attractions of rural history in an era of worldwide urbanisation can be communicated to the younger generation.