H-Education seeks to link participants with shared interests in the history of education, broadly defined as a recognized field covering both formal and informal institutions and processes regarding teaching and learning. We anticipate that our audience will consist of university professors, independent scholars, educators, and graduate students, from diverse fields of study.

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Ancient and Modern Knowledges Colloquium - 22-23 June 2018, Sheffield - Provisional Programme and Registration Details

We are very pleased to announce the provisional programme for the Ancient and Modern Knowledges Colloquium, 22-23 June 2018 at the University of Sheffield.


While the chief focus of this event is on the making of academic knowledge, the colloquium will be of interest to those working in the history of higher education, in particular, the history of research practices as part of university culture.


Re: Call for Blogposts: H-Ideas’ Blog “Premodern Universities” in search of contributors

Hi All,

The first post in this series, "Chandling the Scholar" by Bennett Gilbert, may be of interest of Historians of Higher Education. The work examines candle consumption and use in colleges and among students/scholars during the late Early Modern Period. The blog post can be found here: goo.gl/vXvt48


PS - it took all my will power not to include an "illuminating" pun is this post.