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Rural Women's Studies Association

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Welcome to the RWSA

Founded in 1998 as an outgrowth of the Sixth Conference on Rural and Farm Women in Historical Perspective, the Rural Women's Studies Association is an international association for the advancement and promotion of farm and rural women's gender studies in historical perspective. The Association aims to encourage research, to promote existing and forthcoming scholarship, and to establish and maintain links with contemporary farm and rural women's organizations. The RWSA aims to encourage scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds and countries to communicate about their research and all other activities that are supportive of the Association's goals.

Rural Women's Studies Blog

Rural Women’s Studies is a weekly blog hosted by the Rural Women’s Studies Association. Its purpose is to improve the visibility of rural women’s studies research and activism around the world.

RWSA members and others who work in the field of rural women’s studies are encouraged to submit material for possible inclusion in this blog to the editorial team at cynthia.culver@gmail.com.

RWSA Announcements

RWSA Calls for Cookbook Submissions

Call for Submissions Backstories: The Kitchen Table Talk Cookbook Cynthia Prescott and Maureen Thompson, editors Food brings people to the table and dialogue ensues. While sharing food we exchange information and ideas, but also elements of our personal lives. We nourish each other with sustenance and knowledge. Food consumption is […]

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Posted on 11/08/2019

RWSA Meeting at EURHO Conference

The Rural Women’s Studies Association (RWSA) will be holding a planning meeting at the upcoming European Rural History Organisation (EURHO) conference in Paris, September 10-13, 2019. The RWSA meeting will be held Tuesday, September 10, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. (Check the EURHO conference program for location.) RWSA members and […]

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Posted on 08/27/2019

2019 RWSA Business Meeting Minutes

Rural Women’s Studies Association Business Meeting Agricultural History Society Annual Meeting Washington, D.C. June 6, 2019 Katherine Jellison greeted everyone. Co-chair Catherine Wilson was unable to attend. Jodey Nurse-Gupta brought materials for the Guelph Conference. Thanks to Debra Reid, Cathy Wilson, and the History Department at Iowa State University for […]

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Posted on 06/13/2019

Submit your news to the RWSA newsletter

Editor Margaret Thomas Evans is seeking news items for the RWSA Newsletter. So please send any news about recent publications, research, conferences, awards, etc., to margevan@iue.edu.

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Posted on 04/18/2019

Register for June RWSA Business Meeting

Registration is now open for the Rural Women’s Studies Association annual business meeting. The meeting will take place during the Agricultural History Society conference in Washington, DC. Date: June 6, 2019. Time: 7:15-8:20 a.m. Place: Washington’s Hamilton Hotel (AHS conference headquarters). Cost: $10 for students and $15 for all others. […]

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Posted on 03/31/2019

Minutes of the Rural Women’s Studies Association (RWSA) Meeting, 2018

Rural Women’s Studies Association RWSA Business Meeting Saturday, May 19, 2018 Kudos to Katherine Jellison as meeting organizer. Invitation to others to join the organization, and to check out the FB page and blog. Approval of minutes from Grand Rapids: moved by Debra Reid, second by Cherisse Jones-Branch, moved. One […]

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Posted on 05/23/2018

Rural Women’s Studies Association 13th Triennial Conference, May 17-19

Rural Women's Studies Association 13th Triennial Conference, May 17-19, 2018. Photo of woman on tractor from mid-20th centuryThe 13th Triennial Rural Women’s Studies Association Conference is May 17-19, 2018, at Ohio University. This year’s theme is “Surviving and Thriving: Gender, Justice, Power, and Placemaking,” focusing on the role of gender in rural community formation and survival. Presenters will explore the ways that gendered identity (as women, men, […]

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Posted on 05/01/2018

Registration Open for Rural Women’s Studies Association Conference at OHIO

The Dairy Barn, photo taken from bottom of hill looking up  The 2018 Rural Women’s Studies Association Triennial Conference takes place May 17-19 at Ohio University. This year’s theme is “Surviving and Thriving: Gender, Justice, Power, and Place-Making,” and the conference emphasizes the role of gender in rural community formation and survival. Participants are invited to register online. Reminder when […]

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Posted on 01/31/2018