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.

Submission Guidelines

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

Conference Convenors: Heather Mann, Natasha Robinson, Jason Todd



Twitter: @idconflictedu

Twitter Hashtag: #historyforpeace

Read the full Call for Papers: Download here.