Rural History: Insitutional – Economic – Social and Cultural Dimensions

Duration Time 13 weeks
Certificate yes
Lessons 0
Course features
6 Lecture Hours
Spring semester
Compulsory Course
Credits: 5
RE&D Department
Assistant Professor
His research interests generally concern the challenges of post-productive rural areas and are related to the transformation and multifunctionality of rural space, the protection, management and planning of the rural landscape, local entrepreneurship, the commons and the social economy, the production-processing-tourism-culture-sport interface and the promotion of history, collective memory and landscape values through ecomuseums and sustainable/ territorial development.
Laboratory & Teaching Staff
His research interests include the history of Greek agriculture and agricultural development, as well as the political, economic and social organization of the modern Greek state and the rural area in the 19th and 20th centuries. Also, the formation and development of higher education and the scientific and academic elites in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Course Content

The aims of this course include:

  • Presentation of a basic view of significant aspects of the Greek and European agricultural history and the history of the agricultural science.
  • The emergence of key issues related to rural economy, production and subsistence of rural populations, land relations and farming systems, employment relationships and the development of agricultural technology, tax systems and financial resources and tools, etc.
  • The analysis will focus on the social organization and the living conditions of farmers over time, will examine issues of rural ideology, political representation of peasants and other social and cultural aspects of rural life.
  • Generally, the main objective of this course is to familiarize students with the historical basis of rural issues and the emergence of comparative and interdisciplinary dimension phenomena usually studied in closely agronomical and national context.

A key element component of the course is to make students familiar with archival and bibliographic sources of rural history and review their reading through the Documentation Centre of the History of Greek Agriculture. Also, a key element of the course will be the preparation of group or small autonomous work and organizing thematic exhibitions, workshops and presentations at the Agricultural Museum.

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