The Society seeks to further the study of the history of education by providing opportunities for discussion among those engaged in its study and teaching. The website provides information about the Society's aims, membership, publications, conferences, awards, prizes and bibliographical resources. It also offers links to other sites of interest to researchers in the history of education.

If you are not on our email distribution list, and would like to be, please contact the Secretary (Stephen G. Parker).

Exe Libris

Exe Libris: The UK History of Education Society’s On-line Bibliography enables you to search for articles published in the leading historical journals founded or edited in the British Isles between 1939 and 2011, and in selected international journals specialising in the history of education.

Exe Libris has recently undergone its bi-annual update, and now includes articles upto, and including, the end of 2014. Dr Jonathan Doney, (Richard Aldrich Fellow of the Society), who carried out the most recent update says 'The number, and quality, of articles relating to the history of education remains high, and the bringing together of the bibligraphical details of these articles into one, easy to use, portal (Exe Libris) represents a tremendous resource for historians of education, and others interested in the field'.

John Dewey Conference

John Dewey's "Democracy and Education" 100 Years On: Past, Present, and Future Relevance September 28 - October 1 2016
at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
Co-sponsored by History of Education Society (UK) & Philosophy of Education Society GB

The call for papers is at

Closing date: 15th Jan 2016

Bursaries available for HES members presenting historical papers. Email for terms and conditions

Peter Gosden Fellows

We are pleased to announce that two Peter Gosden Fellows have been appointed for 2016: Alice Kirke and Annemarie Valdes. Alice will be leading on the re-development of the Society's website. Annemarie will be taking over responsibility for maintaining and improving the society’s existing social media presence. You can find us on twitter and on Facebook and read and contribute to the History of Education Society Blog (Details on how to submit a blog post can be found here).

HES / ANZHES Annual Conference 2016

Title: ‘Sight, Sound and Text in the History of Education’
Convenors: History of Education Society, UK / Australian & New Zealand History of Education Society
Dates: November 18-20, 2016
Location: Abbey Hotel, Malvern, Worcestershire, UK
Call for Papers Deadline: 31st March, 2016; Second call: 31st July, 2016.
Further information
Conference webpage