HISTORY OF EDUCATION SOCIETY
2015 ANNUAL MEETING
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
NOVEMBER 5 – 8, 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Program Committee for the 2015 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. The Committee defines educationbroadly 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; educational technologies (children’s literature, textbooks, other print and digital culture, fully online educational environments), etc. We invite proposals for individual papers, complete paper sessions, panel discussions, or workshops.
At the 2015 Annual Meeting, we will mark several key anniversaries in the history of education, including the 50th anniversary of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Higher Education Act, and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the 70th anniversary of the founding of UNESCO in 1945, the 150th anniversary of the creation of the Freedman’s Bureau in 1865, and the 325th anniversary of the publication of John Locke’s influential Essay Concerning Human Understanding in 1690. All proposals are welcome, but we particularly encourage submissions on the following themes:
The society is also interested in proposal related to research methods and teaching practices in the history of education. We therefore encourage submissions in the following areas as well:
- Rights: The history of education and civil rights, freedom, equity, and/or “human rights” broadly;
- Federalism: The history of the federal role—or federalism—in U.S. education, or debates concerning education and “the state” broadly;
- Modernity: The history of education in the early modern era, or education and “modernity” broadly;
- Internationalism: The history of education from an international, transnational, global, or comparative perspective.
- Local histories/National discourses: Given the historic location of St. Louis, we also seek proposals related to the history of education in our host city. Topics might include education and American Indians before or after the Lewis and Clark Expedition; the educational contexts of theDred Scott case, abolitionism, and the antebellum era; the Gilded Age reforms of William T. Harris and Susan E. Blow; the educational aspects of the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904 or the St. Louis race riots of 1917; or the history of race and education in St. Louis suburbs such as Ferguson, MO.
- Research methods in the history of education (including archival research, quantitative research, oral history, digital humanities, new types of sources, historiography, etc.);
- Teaching the history of education (including pedagogical strategies, primary sources and technology, the place of foundations of education in the disciplines of history, education, and other humanities and social sciences, etc.)
Proposals can take one of four forms: (a) a complete session, (b) an individual paper, (c) a panel discussion, or (d) a workshop.
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.
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.
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.
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 work-shop 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.
The submission website will be available beginning January 1, 2015. Proposals are due on or before Sunday, March 15, 2015 (no later than 11:59 p.m., PT).
To submit a proposal, please go to https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/HES2015. The website will accept proposals beginning January 15. (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 2015 conference to be members of the Society. Invitations for membership will be sent to authors of accepted proposals along with details about the conference.
If you have questions about payments or conference registration, please contact Ralph Kidder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please plan to join us in St. Louis! Our conference venue, the Hilton-St. Louis at the Ballpark, is right next to the Old Courthouse and overlooks Busch Stadium, the home of the St. Louis Cardinals. The Gateway Arch and Jefferson National Expansion Memorial Park, as well as the Cathedral of St. Louis of France, are just steps away. The hotel is surrounded by a wide range of eateries, and the renowned Missouri Botanical Garden—together with the Missouri History Museum, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Science Center, and St. Louis Art Museum (all located in the beautiful 1,400-acre Forest Park)—are all less than three miles by taxi. The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis contains the largest collection of mosaic art in the world, and the city is home to many prominent universities, including Washington University, St. Louis University, Webster University, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. For a quick overview of the city, see http://explorestlouis.com/