History of Education Society 2015 (St. Louis)
City: St. Louis
Abstr. due: 15.03.2015
Dates: 05.11.15 — 08.11.15
Organizing comittee e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizers: University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Program Committee for the 2015 Annual Meeting of the History of Education Society invites proposals on all topics related to the history of education, in any period or nation, and especially proposals that cross cultures, periods, or national boundaries. The Committee defines education broadly to include all institutions of socialization—mass media, voluntary organizations, and so on—as well as schools; universities; learned and/or scientific societies; libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions; vocational and/or corporate training enterprises; after-school and out-of-school learning environments; international organizations; educational technologies (children’s literature, textbooks, other print and digital culture, fully online educational environments), etc. We invite proposals for individual papers, complete paper sessions, panel discussions, or workshops.
At the 2015 Annual Meeting, we will mark several key anniversaries in the history of education, including the 50th anniversary of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Higher Education Act, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the 70th anniversary of the founding of UNESCO in 1945, the 150th anniversary of the creation of the Freedman’s Bureau in 1865, and the 325th anniversary of the publication of John Locke’s influential Essay Concerning Human Understanding in 1690. All proposals are welcome, but we particularly encourage submissions on the following themes:
1. Rights: The history of education and civil rights, freedom, equity, and/or “human rights” broadly;
2. Federalism: The history of the federal role—or federalism—in U.S. education, or debates concerning education and “the state” broadly;
3. Modernity: The history of education in the early modern era, or education and “modernity” broadly;
4. Internationalism: The history of education from an international, transnational, global, or comparative perspective.
5. Local histories/National discourses: Given the historic location of St. Louis, we also seek proposals related to the history of education in our host city. Topics might include education and American Indians before or after the Lewis and Clark Expedition; the educational contexts of the Dred Scott case, abolitionism, and the antebellum era; the Gilded Age reforms of William T. Harris and Susan E. Blow; the educational aspects of the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904 or the St. Louis race riots of 1917; or the history of race and education in St. Louis suburbs such as Ferguson, MO.
The society is also interested in proposal related to research methods and teaching practices in the history of education. We therefore encourage submissions in the following areas as well:
6. Research methods in the history of education (including archival research, quantitative research, oral history, digital humanities, new types of sources, historiography, etc.);
7. Teaching the history of education (including pedagogical strategies, primary sources and technology, the place of foundations of education in the disciplines of history, education, and other humanities and social sciences, etc.)
Conference Web-Site: http://www.historyofeducation.org/our-annual-meeting/
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