Organization of Educational Historians 2016 Annual Conference

Country: USA

City: Chicago

Abstr. due: 30.04.2016

Dates: 30.09.16 — 01.10.16

Area Of Sciences: History and archeology; Pedagogy;

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Organizers: Organization of Educational Historians


The Organization of Educational Historians (OEH) is an academic society of scholars from throughout the nation who produce research on educational history. OEH, formerly known as the Midwest History of Education Society, meets each fall for its annual conference, which is typically held in Chicago. We present papers, discuss recent changes in scholarship on educational history, consider ways to promote the teaching of educational history at our universities, and otherwise make plans for the future of OEH.

Since 1965, the Organization of Educational Historians, formerly the Midwest History of Education Society, has brought together a wide range of scholars to examine the history of education through a broad framing of perspectives and possibilities.

The theme of this year’s annual conference, “The Position of Place in the History of Education,” directs attention to the importance of examining local dynamics as they relate to education. Centering inquiry on particular contextual understandings brings with it the potential to shape and reshape educational history based on cultural experiences, sociopolitical landscapes, community, time, and scale. As historians of education shift their inquiry to more localized treatments, new perspectives in the field can provide meaningful insights into the power of place in education.

Papers are not restricted to topics that focus on the conference theme. However, proposals that relate to the conference theme will be grouped into the topical sessions and presented in the main meeting room to accommodate larger audiences.

All papers presented at the annual conference can be submitted for peer review and possible publication in the American Educational History Journal.

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