Published on March 17, 2016 by Sean Flynt  
Alabama plow girl (near Eutaw, Alabama, 1933). Dorothea Lange, Library of Congress

Samford’s history department will host the Southern Forum on Agricultural, Rural and Environmental History (SFARE) April 15–16, 2016. The annual conference is a production of the Center for the History of Agriculture, Science and the Environment of the South, based at Mississippi State University.

History professor Erin Mauldin, who has a special research interest in environmental history, is serving as the SFARE organizer and program committee chair. “This event will bring scholars from all over the country to our campus, and introduce our faculty and students to the cutting-edge research being done in the intersection of these fields,” Mauldin said. “Samford’s willingness to host demonstrates the university’s strong interest in fostering academic exchange, as well as its commitment to the core values of a liberal arts education.”