- Lev Centrih | University of Primorska, Slovenia; Institute of Contemporary History, Ljubljana
- Davide Cristoferi | Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
- Harm Zwarts | Groningen University
Rural History embraces economic, social, ecological, geographical, demographical, cultural and political approaches to the rural. World food needs, rural heritage, management of natural resources are all relevant topics of rural history for us as are productivity change in agriculture or transfer of property and rural organization. We believe that the use of comparisons between periods and regions can strengthen our discipline. Finally we want to be a forum where new sources and methods for the many branches of rural history can be tested and discussed.