Network Objectives

The focus of the Network is the histories of European educational spaces, their national or theoretical discourses, ways that ideas about education travelled and crossed disciplinary and national borders in the past, public exhibitions, intellectual and professional networks and their associated publications, issues that directly or indirectly relate to the history of schooling and the development of associated ideas and practices, and the history of multiculturalism.

The Network is especially interested in new forms of historical scholarship (for example, in images or artefacts or archives), new media (e.g. web based projects) and in under-represented areas (European regional influences, forms of colonial education, adult education and minority ethnic education). The Network would like to promote the format of a workshop.

Interview with Convenor at ECER 2010


  • history;
  • visual;
  • space;
  • educational reform;
  • educational sciences;
  • diversity;
  • schooling

NW 17 History of Education hosts the 8th History of Education Doctoral Summer School at the University of Sassari (Sardinia), on 8–11 June 2017 This conference invites applications from postgraduate students in the History of Education with an interest in the histories of educational spaces and discourses and new ways of working with images, artefacts, and archives.

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