Group of young women reading in library of normal school,
Washington, D.C. Library of Congress,

Native American men and a boy posed outside of Carlisle Indian School.

Education in rural school. Williams County, North Dakota.

Questa, New Mexico. Spanish-American students in the grade school

Veazy, Greene County, Georgia.
The one-teacher African American school, south of Greensboro

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HES Site Coordinator Position Call For Volunteer

The History of Education Society seeks a member to fill the position of Site Coordinator for the Society. The new Coordinator will take office at the November 2019 annual meeting in Columbus. The Coordinator will be responsible for site selection for the 2022 annual...

Announcing the 2019 Barnard Prize

April 8, 2019 The History of Education Society awards the Barnard Prize biennially 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....

2019 HES Call for Proposals: Deadline Extended

The Program Committee for the 2019 Annual Meeting of the History of Education Society has extended the deadline for submission of proposals for the 2019 annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Proposals are now due on or before Monday, April 15, 2019 (no later than 11:59...

Announcing the 2019 HES Call for Proposals

The Program Committee for the 2019 Annual Meeting of the History of Education Society invites proposals on all topics related to the history of education, in any period or nation, and especially proposals that cross cultures, periods, or national boundaries. We invite...

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