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The deadline is fast approaching to submit abstracts to present at the History of Education Society annual conference, at University College Dublin, on the 21st-23rd November 2014. 

We invite papers that examine the conference theme: Transnationalism, gender and teaching: perspectives from the history of education. Papers may also be considered that provide historical perspectives on one of the conference thematic areas: transnationalism and teaching, OR gender and teaching. 

Papers may address the conference theme through consideration of some of the following, though this list is only suggestive, and not definitive:
  • International education networks & alliance
  • Travel, transnational mobility and global citizenship
  • Knowledge formation & travel writing | education and the Grand Tour
  • Education and diasporas | missionary education
  • Travel scholarships, boarding and finishing schools, school tours
  • Education & experiential travel | teachers as ambassadors
  • Networks of schools and teachers | voluntarism, voluntary action and education
  • Life histories| history in the margins | masculinities and femininities
  • Heritage education and global knowledge| cross-cultural studies and the history of education
  • Nationality, language and schooling | transnational femininities | space and place
  • Academic leadership, public intellectuals and international education
  • Gender and university teaching | gender-differentiated curricula and schooling
  • Materialities of teaching | visual histories | education archives
  • Reading, libraries and transnational culture | books, publishing and the transfer of ideas
  • Teacher education and gender | teacher unions and professional societies

Keynote speakers

Professor Joyce Goodman MBE is Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of Winchester. Professor Goodman is a past President of HES, former Secretary of ISCHE and previous editor of History of Education. She was awarded an MBE in 2011 for services to higher education. Professor Goodman has published extensively on the history of women’s education, with a particular focus on: Colonialism, national identities, internationalism and transnationalism; Secondary education for girls; Educational policy and administration.

Professor Elizabeth Smyth is Professor and Vice Dean (Programs) at the School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto. Her research interests include the history of education in Canada , the history of the professions and professional education, the intersection of religion and history, history of teachers and the pedagogy of new technologies. She is co-editor of Historical Studies in Education, the journal of the Canadian History of Education Association.

Professor Dáire Keogh is President, St Patrick’s College, & Cregan Professor of Modern Irish History, Dublin City University. He has published widely on the history of popular politics, religion and education in Ireland. Professor Keogh is a founding member of the European Quality Assurance Register (EQAR) Committee, the body charged by EU Governments with monitoring quality assurance in higher education across the continent. 
The conference venue is Bewley’s Hotel / Thomas Prior Hall, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland. The hotel was once a Masonic School. Many of its original features remain. 

Abstracts (500 words max) should be sent to by Friday 12th September 2014.

With many thanks to our conference host:
The School of Education, University College Dublin, Ireland