The workshop runs Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 in Fredericton, New Brunswick from 4:00 to 5:30 pm on scheduled Thursdays.

The series addresses the topic of rural issues, broadly conceived. 

Our theme is rural issues from distinct thematic, theoretical, temporal, geographic, and disciplinary perspectives. Our interests include work on resource development and questions of energy and mining, on agrarian issues and farming and food production, on explorations of forestry and forest issues, on the challenges of transportation, communication, and infrastructure, on changing land use and the impact of climate change, on human and non-human relations, on communities living in forests, on rivers, and in coastal areas, on settler and First Nations issues, and on other topics, from contemporary, historical, and archaeological perspectives.

Our hope is for papers that are good to think with for an audience from diverse disciplinary backgrounds on topics relevant to those interested in rural issues either in New Brunswick or around the world. Our ultimate quarry is building a community of scholars (faculty, visiting fellows, graduate students, and undergraduate students) from across the social sciences, humanities, and sciences at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton and Saint Thomas University, alongside interested members of the broader Fredericton and wider New Brunswick communities.