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.

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HES Annual Conference 2014 (Dublin)
Read a review of the conference

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.


Dates: 20-22 November 2015.

Title: Science, Technologies and Material Culture in the History of Education.

Confirmed keynotes: Prof. Ruth Watts (Birmingham) and Dr. Claire Jones (Liverpool)

Location: Liverpool Hope University/Best Western Feathers Hotel Liverpool.

Contact for further information:

Call for papers
Booking form
Provisional programme

Sad news: Richard Aldrich

Professor Richard Aldrich, Emeritus Professor of the History of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, sadly passed away on 20 September 2014. Further information

History of Education Society Blog

The 2015-16 Peter Gosden Fellow is Professor John Field. In this role he is responsible for the society’s 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).