A question from Johan Gärdebo from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm:
"Together with an archeology colleague, Daniel Löwenborg (Uppsala University), I am writing an article on farmer diaries and GIS-analysis.
We are using the diary as source material to map influence of market and infrastructure processes had on late 19th century smallholdings. This has been done before in macro-terms, but we seek to use the history from below, the accounts of the farmers themselves, to provide a corrective to the grander narrative of the agrarian and industrial revolution.
We are most interested in getting in touch with researchers who are working on farmer diaries around Scandinavia and internationally."
Could anyone who has worked on 19th century farmers diaries get in touch with Johan directly at the following address: [log in to unmask]
Thank you very much!
Prof. dr. Wim Vandenbussche
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Centrum voor linguïstiek - lokaal 5B444
Tel.: +32 2 629 26 59
Fax.: +32 2 629 36 84
E-mail: [log in to unmask]