The Program Committee for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the History of Education Society invites proposals on all topics related to the history of education, in any period or setting. 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; and technology-mediated systems of education. We invite proposals for individual papers, complete paper sessions, panel discussions, or workshops.
At the 2017 Annual Meeting, we will mark several key anniversaries in the history of education, including the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock Nine; the 150th anniversary of the first Reconstruction Acts; and the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Department of Education.
All proposals are welcome, but we particularly encourage submissions on the following themes:
- Agency and Action: The history of education and civil rights, freedom, equity, academic freedom, and/or “human rights” broadly; the history of education and social movements; unionization; teacher/student/community activism and coalition-building;
- Pluralism and Unity: The history of local, state, or federal control of education from a regional, national, international transnational, global, or comparative perspective; the politics of schooling; ideologies of education in different contexts; agnotology (or miseducation);
- Education Markets: The history of education markets and for-profit schooling; the history of learning and knowledge acquisition in families, communities, and private and public institutions; the economics of schooling in historical perspective; the history of “school choice” policies and practices;
- Microhistories/Local histories: The history of important events and national discourses in personal and local contexts, including historical biographies, case studies, and community studies. Given the historic location of Little Rock, we also seek proposals related to the history of education in our host city and in the state of Arkansas;
- Teaching and Research: The history of the recruitment, induction, and retention of teachers; the status and professionalization of teaching. The teaching of the history of education (including pedagogical strategies, primary sources and technology); the place of foundations of education in the disciplines of history and other humanities and social sciences. Also, research methods in the history of education (including archival research, quantitative research, oral history, digital humanities, new types of sources and research tools, and historiography).
The submission website will be available beginning January 1, 2017. Proposals are due on or before Sunday, March 15, 2017 (no later than 11:59 p.m., PT).
Proposals can take one of four forms: 1) individual paper; 2) complete session; 3) panel discussion; 4) workshop.
Individual paper: A proposal for an individual paper should spell out the paper’s focus and rationale; if accepted, this paper and others related to it will be combined into a complete session. An individual-paper proposal should be single-spaced and no more than two pages long, not including references. It should include the topic and an overview of the findings or conclusions, a discussion of how the paper relates to other scholarship in the field, and the sources. Please remove personal identifying information from the proposal before uploading it, but include institutional affiliations and email addresses as instructed on the website.
Complete Session: A proposal for a complete session provides a prospectus for a coherent collection of 3-4 papers, including a title for the session, a title and summary of each paper, and a chair and discussant, if possible. A complete-session proposal should be single-spaced and no more than four pages long, not including references. The proposal should include the topic and an overview of the findings or conclusions, a discussion of how the session relates to other scholarship in the field, and the sources. Please remove personal identifying information from the proposal before uploading it, but include institutional affiliations and email addresses for all participants elsewhere as instructed on the website.
Panel Discussion: A proposal for a panel discussion outlines a session in which a group of three or four qualified panelists presents a series of thought-pieces that discuss important issues, research, or books in the field. A panel-discussion proposal should be single-spaced and no more than four pages long, not including references. The proposal should include an overview of the discussion topic, the major findings or conclusions, and how they contribute to the field. The identities of panel members need not be anonymous.
Workshop: A proposal for a workshop explains the focus of the session (e.g., research methods or teaching practices), the number of leaders (no more than three), and how the session will proceed. A workshop proposal should be single-spaced and no more than four pages long, not including references. The proposal should describe the plan of the workshop, the intended audience, the activities, and the workshop’s connections to larger issues in the field. The identities of panel members need not be anonymous.
To submit a proposal, please go to https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/HES17. The website will accept proposals beginning January 1. (NB: you must use https; using simply http will not work.)
Simply click the “New User” button and create an account. Then click the “Create a New Paper Submission” button. The prompts will help you enter your proposal information (title, abstract, and author(s)) and upload your proposal.
The History of Education Society requires all presenters at the 2017 conference to be members of the Society. Invitations for membership will be sent to authors of accepted proposals along with details about the conference.
Please send questions to Kim Tolley, program chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone: 650-303-7103, or mail: School of Education and Psychology, St. Joseph’s Hall 105, Notre Dame de Namur University, 1500 Ralston Avenue, Belmont CA 94002.
If you have questions about payments or conference registration, please contact Ralph Kidder at email@example.com.
Please plan to join us in Little Rock! Our conference venue, the Little Rock Marriott, is located in the heart of Little Rock’s downtown River Market District. The Clinton Presidential Center, Historic Arkansas Museum, Arkansas State Archives, Arkansas Museum of Discovery, Nature Center, and the River Market are all within easy walking distance. The hotel is surrounded by a wide range of restaurants and coffee shops and sits adjacent to the Arkansas River Trail. For an overview of the city, see http://www.littlerock.com.