University of Oxford, 17th – 18th October 2019
Call for Papers
Deadline for Submission: 22nd July 2019
The conference is organised around three themes in order to identify and compare the role and usages of identity in history education at the different stages of conflict. Below we offer the rationale for those themes suggesting possible topics and approached for submissions. We welcome papers from established academics, early career researchers, PhD and Master’s students and educators working in the fields of education, history, and social sciences.
Education in polarised societies
Education and conflict
Education in post-conflict societies
We welcome papers which explore how teachers and education systems have managed history and identity alongside the recent memory of conflict in societies past and present. Papers may address the general theme or one or more of the following questions:
Can history lessons help students heal from trauma?
The use of literature, art, music and memory in post-conflict education
What is the relationship between recent conflict and collective identities?
How should identity conflicts be navigated in the classroom?
How has violence and trauma been addressed in countries with difficult pasts?
Historic examples of reconciliation education
Can you educate for historical justice?
Is remembrance productive in educational settings?
Building bridges between conflicts: teaching other violent pasts
Teaching history for social cohesion: issues and dilemmas
Teacher identity when discussing difficult pasts in the classroom
How to broach the contemporary legacies of difficult pasts?
For details on the conference themes, read the full Call for Papers: Download here.
To submit a paper proposal, please submit a 350-word abstract and a short biography by June 22nd 2019.
Please email your submission as a single document to firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference Convenors: Heather Mann, Natasha Robinson, Jason Todd
Twitter Hashtag: #historyforpeace