Publications

The History of Education Society (UK) sponsors the publication of  two peer-reviewed journals: History of Education and History of Education Researcher. In partnership with the University of Exeter, the society also publishes the Exe Libris Database, an online bibliography of scholarly works specialising in the History of Education.

History of Education is a leading, international, peer-reviewed journal, focusing on the history of education in all parts of the world. It is recognised as a key resource for both educationists and social historians alike. The journal publishes original research and major reviews of books in the history of education. Papers dealing with both formal and informal education systems, comparative education, policy-making, the politics and experience of education and pedagogy are welcomed. It is currently edited by Heather Ellis, Mark Freeman and Stephanie Olsen. The book reviews editor is Rebecca Swartz. The journal has a separate section, ‘Sources and Interpretations’, which examines historical sources and debates around their interpretation in research and practice. This section is edited by Jonathan Doney. 

The History of Education Researcher (previously the History of Education Society Bulletin), edited by Sue Anderson-Faithful and Meritxell Simon-Martin, is a peer refereed journal which publishes shorter articles on the history of education (max. 5,000 words). It is published twice a year in May and November and distributed to all members of History of Education Society (UK) and a range of institutional libraries both in the UK and abroad.

You can access a digital archive of the full back-run of the Bulletin / Researcher (1968- ) here.

You can find information about the journal and notes for prospective authors here.

Exe Libris is the UK History of Education Society’s Online Bibliography. Here you can search more than 6,000 articles published in leading historical journals founded or edited in the British Isles since 1939, and in selected international journals specialising in the history of education.

Searches that lead to one or more of the 650+ articles which have been published in the History of Education Society Bulletin / Researcher since 1968 provide access to the full text of these articles.