2017 First Book Award Announcement
May 11, 2017 1325 Views

2017 First Book Award Announcement


ISCHE is proud to announce that the winner of the 2017 First Book Award is Damiano Matasci for his monograph, L’école républicaine et l’étranger. Une histoire internationale des réformes scolaires en France 1870-1914. Lyon: ENS Éditions, 2015, 274 pp.

Matasci’s book also received the Louis Cros Prize in 2013 for an academic piece of research in the field of education written in French.


The  award committee evaluated seven books that met the requirements of the competition.

Special thanks to the following colleagues who accepted to serve on the 2016-2017 award committee:

Klaus Dittrich, Education University of Hong Kong;
Christine Mayer, Universität Hamburg, Germany;
Pablo Pineau, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina;
Elsie Rockwell, DIE-Cinvestav, Mexico;
and particularly to  Frank Simon (Ghent University, Belgium) who chaired this committee.

Submission for the 2018 ISCHE First Book Award are now being accepted. See http://www.ische.org/early-career-researchers/ische-first-book-award/ for details of the submission process.


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