HISTORY OF EDUCATION SOCIETY
2018 ANNUAL MEETING
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 4
The Program Committee for the 2018 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.
All proposals are welcome, but we particularly encourage submissions on the following themes:
1. The History of Teachers and Teaching
Teachers’ pedagogy, the history of teachers’ work and labor, teachers’ involvement in social movements and professional organizations, and professors’ work and the professoriate. Conceptualized broadly, proposals may explore the work of K-12 classroom teachers, college professors and instructors, administrators, and community educators.
2. Ideas and Ideology in Educational Policy and Practice
The role of ideas and ideology in the genesis, development, and evolution of contemporary educational policies and practice. Proposals should seek to reveal how ideas and ideology in historical context influence local, state, and national educational policies and practice.
3. Methods and Methodology in the History of Education
Research methods and methodologies in the history of education. Proposals should examine the challenges contemporary historians of education face using new primary sources, such as social media and online repositories and collections. Proposals exploring the use of primary source material from archival collections in innovative ways are also welcome.
The submission website will be available beginning January 1, 2018. Proposals are due on or before March 15, 2018 (no later than 11:59 p.m., PT).
Proposals can take one of four forms: 1) individual paper; 2) complete session; 3) panel discussion; or 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/HES2018.
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 2018 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 Derrick Alridge, program chair, at email@example.com; telephone: 706-255-8268, or mail: Curry School of Education, 319 Bavaro Hall, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22904.