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Go The Editor of Agricultural History Review, our peer-reviewed journal, welcomes proposals for articles. Before you submit your proposal, make sure you have read the Guidelines for Authors.

Go The Reviews Editor welcomes books to be reviewed in Agricultural History Review. The address to which books should be sent can be found on the Agricultural History Review page.

Go The Editor of Rural History Today, our twice-yearly magazine, welcomes items suitable for the magazine. Please have a look at the Rural History Today page where you will find all the back issues, and a note about the next two deadlines for copy.

The Editors are not responsible for sending out the journal or the magazine, so if you haven’t received yours, please send a message to the Assistant Treasurer.

Go The Assistant Treasurer also handles inquiries concerning:

Go The Hon. Secretary of the BAHS handles inquiries about the Conferences and Initiatives Fund.

Go If you have a question about agricultural history, or the history of rural life, the countryside, or the landscape, we invite you to post it on our Agricultural History Forum, where it will reach the greatest number of agricultural historians.

Go The Web Administrator (‘Webweaver’) handles most other inquiries, including:

Inquiries that Webweaver can’t answer will be forwarded to the Hon. Secretary or another member of the Executive Committee, as appropriate.

Please note that under no circumstances do we buy anything as a result of a message through our contact pages. Any message advertising paid content, SEO or other website services, or anything else, will be binned immediately.


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What’s reCAPTCHA all about? reCAPTCHA is a free service from Google that helps protect websites from spam and abuse. CAPTCHA stands for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart. It uses Javascript code to track your mouse movements, speed of typing in the keyboard, and possibly some tracking information about the websites you visited a few minutes before.

Robot here means a software program (not actual R2D2 or Terminator robots), and usually what programs do when navigating a webpage is to locate buttons and form inputs and links using HTML tags, rather than use mouse clicks or key presses, which makes the reCAPTCHA’s idea feasible.

But, there are some cases where this can’t work, for example, if you deactivate the tracking scripts, or if some programmer creates a program for generating fake mouse clicks and movements. In this case, if the reCAPTCHA is not sure if the user really a human or only a fake user, it uses another verification method, which is to ask you to ‘select all images containing a bus’ for example, or some kind of visual task that the machine cannot perform with a 100% accuracy (even with advanced machine learning techniques it’s very difficult to achieve such a perfect score for visual tasks).