Call for Submissions| 2021 AERA Division F- History and Historiography| Deadline July 22

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The Call for Submissions for the 2021 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting is open. The deadline for submissions is July 22, 11:59 pm PDT. The meeting will be held in Orlando, Florida, April 9-12, 2021. 

The Division F Program Committee invites submissions addressing all periods and topics in the history and historiography of education, especially those that contextualize current debates in the field of public education. In keeping with the 2021 AERA program theme, “Accepting Educational Responsibility,” we welcome submissions that use historical analysis to reshape current understandings of the past, and public-facing projects that seek to use history to bring communities together to build a more inclusive and just present. Division F welcomes innovative formats for research presentation. We also encourage submissions that incorporate new strategies, media, and other formats of public scholarship into the 2021 Annual Meeting, as well as submissions that will draw interest both within Division F and beyond. 

Division F challenges citizen-scholars to interrogate linkages between education research and public policy, examine how migration and immigration transformed the American landscape, enrich our understanding of the experiences of underrepresented groups as part of diverse democracies, and use innovative theoretical frameworks that transcend traditional boundaries. We seek studies on the history of African American, Asian American, Latinx, Native American, and LGBTQ education, as well as investigations of the education of contemporary immigrant groups, the working classes, and those in poverty. We also seek historical and comparative studies on topics such as colonial education, civic education, sexuality and gender in education, rural education, urban education, suburban education, religion and education, education and state formation, education and the law, teachers’ work, curriculum and instruction, and community-based education. 

Submissions should clearly identify the historical sources on which the study is based and discuss the paper’s larger significance within the historiography of the topic and/or period. 

All submissions, whether papers or sessions, will undergo blind review; thus, they must not include author identification. 

How to Submit:
1. Log in to
2. Click "My AERA" at the top of the page
4. Scroll down to the 2021 Annual Meeting and click "Online program portal"


Questions related to the Division F Call for Submissions and review process can be sent to the Program Chair: Fevronia Soumakis, We look forward to your submissions and to working with you as a presenter, discussant, or chair. Thank you for your continued interest in participating in the AERA Annual Meeting.