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HES News

Graduate students who have had papers accepted for presentation at the International Standing Conference for the History of Education in Istanbul, June 24-27, 2015, and who are members of the History of Education Society (USA), may apply for the Jurgen Herbst Travel Award. The application should be sent to HES President Christine Ogren (chris-ogren@uiowa.edu) by 1 May 2015.

The application process can be found here.

The History of Education Society is accepting submissions for the Claude A. Eggertsen Prize for the dissertation judged to be most outstanding in the field of history of education. Self-nominations are welcome. Qualified applicants must have completed the dissertation and graduated during the calendar year 2014. The deadline for entries is May 15, 2015. 

The full announcement can be found here.


The Henry Barnard Prize prize is for the best graduate student essay in the history of education, broadly defined to cover a wide range of educational and cultural institutions inside and outside of the United States.  This includes work on schools and universities, teachers, students, and families.  Nominations by faculty, graduate advisors, department chairs, and deans, as well as self-nominations by students, are welcome. The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2015. Entrants should e-mail the essay and a one-page vita as separate attachments (in Microsoft Word) to ddamico2@gmu.edu.  

The official call for papers can be found here.