November 5-8, 2020
Please submit proposals by June 1, 2020.
The History of Education Society, in collaboration with the Society for the History of Children and Youth, will be held VIRTUALLY because of COVID-19.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: NEW SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS June 1, 2020
The Program Committee for the 2020 Annual Meeting of the History of Education Society, in collaboration with the Society for the History of Children and Youth (shcy.org), 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.
SHCY will sponsor panels at this conference and its members are encouraged to attend.
The 2020 Annual Meeting occurs days after this year’s Presidential election, and marks several key anniversaries relevant to the history of education, including the 400th anniversary of the arrival of The Mayflower; the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment that gave African American males the right to vote; the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote; the 50th anniversaries of the Chicano Movement, the Red Power Movement, the Black Power Movement, the Gay Rights Movement, the Women’s Equal Rights Movement, and the rise of Ethnic Studies programs in higher education, the 40th anniversary of A People’s History by Howard Zinn, and the 25th anniversary of Ayers v. Fordice (1995).
CONFERENCE THEME: GIVE MORE POWER TO THE PEOPLE
The central theme of the History of Education Society (HES) 2020 Conference in Baltimore is “Give More Power to the People”. Arguably no space or place in public life has this theme been more present than in the field of education. Everyday people demanding access, equality, equity, inclusion, democracy, empowerment, leadership, courage, and change have reshaped the educational landscapes of their respective societies for centuries.
This year’s conference recognizes the power everyday people have had on the transformation of schools and society.
All proposals are welcome, but we particularly encourage submissions on the following areas:
- Global Democracies, Citizenship-Making and Education as a Fundamental Right
- Social and Cultural Movements in Education
- Innovations and Problematics in Research Methodologies
- The Role of Social Foundations in Building Civil Societies
- Reconsiderations of Theory and Historiographies
Proposals can take one of four forms: (a) an individual paper, (b) a complete session, (c) a panel discussion, or (d) a workshop.
- Individual Paper: Proposals 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 between 750-1000 words, excluding 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 identifying information from the proposal document before uploading it, but include institutional affiliations and email addresses as instructed on the website.
- Complete Session: Proposals should provide 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 between 1500-2000 words, excluding 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 identifying information from the proposal document before uploading it, but include institutional affiliations and email addresses for all participants elsewhere as instructed on the website.
- Panel Discussion: Proposals should outline 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 2000 words, excluding references. The proposal should include an overview of the discussion topic, the major findings or conclusions, how they contribute to the field, and a chair. The identities of panel members need not be anonymous. Regardless, however, please include institutional affiliations and email addresses for all participants elsewhere as instructed on the website.
- Workshop: Proposals should explain 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 1500 words, excluding 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. Regardless, however, please include institutional affiliations and email addresses for all participants elsewhere as instructed on the website.
Please submit proposals by June 1, 2020. To submit a proposal, please go to https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/HES2020.
If the CMT site does not direct you automatically to the HES2020 submission page, please scroll down the array of conference selections until you see the HES2020 conference link and select that. The website will accept proposals beginning January 15th. (Note: You must use https; using http will not work.)
From the Login screen, simply click “Create Account” (or choose the “Registration” tab at the top). Then click the “+Create new submission” button from the “Author Console” page. The prompts will help you enter your proposal information (title, abstract, and author(s)…) and upload your proposal.
Proposals submitted specifically for SHCY should contain the tag “SHCY” indicating the society’s affiliation in the proposal’s information.
The History of Education Society requires all presenters at the 2020 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:
Christopher M. Span, HES Program Chair
phone: 217-333-9865, or
mail: 1310 S. Sixth Street, MC-708, Champaign, IL 61820.
Provided we are back to normal by then and the museum is open, I can offer an onsite tour of Smithsonian’s History of Education collections at National Museum of American History either pre-conference (Wednesday November 4th) or post conference. I maybe able to also arrange something for the education collections at National Museum of African American History and Culture-at the very least providing a museum map indicating exhibits with education artifacts. You would need to either arrange a bus from the hotel or we could provide information about the train and subway to reach the museums.
Is this a peer-reviewed conference?
Yes. Proposals will be reviewed by members of the program committee, who will provide feedback and make a decision regarding the proposal’s suitability. Thanks!
I have 2 and possibly 3 submissions that I’d like to make. One most appropriately belongs in belongs, I believe, with the History of Children and Youth. The other one or two proposals will be with HES. (1) Is one account sufficient for me to send all three proposals? (2) I can submit to History of Children and Youth, with tag “SCHY” as a member of HES, correct? Thank you for your assistance. I am an independent researcher, retired teacher (educator) 50 years and I’ve recently moved to South Carolina to research one of my topics. With Covid-19 I’m now restricted from libraries and archives that I had been utilizing. This means I’ll need to finish these papers without direct contact with some archival materials I had found and collected some materials. I’m not affiliated with a university. Any suggestions?
One account (I am assuming an email account is fine), but each submission, regardless for HES or SHCY, has to be sent separately as each will go out for review.