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HES / ANZHES Joint Conference 2016

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Date(s) - 18/11/2016 - 20/11/2016
All Day

Abbey Hotel


Title: ‘Sight, Sound and Text in the History of Education’
Convenors: History of Education Society, UK and 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.

Taking as its theme ‘sight, sound and text in the history of education’, this multi-disciplinary conference invites reflections and input from scholars working in fields as disparate as history of education, media history, disability history, history of art, history of textbooks, and more.

Papers are particularly invited, which address the following questions and themes:

  • What might a more sensory aware history of education look like?
  • What part have the arts played in the history of education?
  • What are the methodological challenges in developing a sensory aware history?
  • Which senses have been given prominence, and which neglected, in the history of education, and why?
  • What types of archival and other sources can we use to explore the history of the senses in education?
  • How do age and the life course affect the role of the senses in learning?
  • What part has the media played in education in different national contexts?
  • What can media historians learn of their own history from historians of education, and vice versa?
  • What does the study of textbooks reveal about the history of education in differing subjects?
  • Theoretical and methodological perspectives
  • Educational film, radio and television
  • The arts and education
  • Soundscapes
  • Disability and impairment
  • Inclusive history
  • Special education

This is an indicative list, other questions, themes and topics for papers will also be considered.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words representing a proposal for a paper of 20 minutes in duration to Stephen Parker by the deadline(s).

This is a joint conference of the History of Education Society, UK and ANZHES. See conference webpage.

The conference is to be hosted by the University of Worcester and organized by Professor Stephen G. Parker. Email: Address: Henwick Grove, Worcester, WR2 6AJ, United Kingdom.

NOTE: The HES / ANZHES conference is to be preceded on the 17 November, 2016, by a one-day conference, at the same location, entitled Childhood, Faith and the Media. This conference is a plenary of the Leverhulme Trust-funded project, titled ‘Faith on the Air: a religious educational broadcasting history’ , led by Professor Stephen G. Parker at the University of Worcester. Further details