History of Education Doctoral Summer School


The summer school started as an initiative of EERA’s Network 17, “Histories of Education,” in Ghent in 2010 and was followed by meetings in Birmingham 2011, Lisbon 2012, Hamburg 2013, Umeå 2014, Luxembourg 2015, and Groningen 2016. The conference is supported by

  • Stichting Paedagogica Historica
  • History of Education Society, UK
  • European Educational Research Association (EERA)
  • International Standing Conference for the History of Education (ISCHE)
  • Dipartimento di Storia, Scienze dell’Uomo e della Formazione, University of Sassari

The summer school 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. Leading international historians of education will give lectures and workshops, and offer advice concerning the research process. There will be opportunities for students to discuss their dissertation projects with fellow doctoral candidates and receive comments from prominent scholars in the field.

The number of participants is limited to 30 students. The conference language is English. Participation in the conference is free of charge. Accommodation and meals will be provided, but delegates will have to cover the cost for their travel. Travel bursaries are available to students from low-GDP countries (for more information please check this year’s summer school application form).



This edition of the summer school is organised by the University of Sassari, Porto Conte (Alghero, Sardinia), Italy, 8–11 June 2017

Venue: http://www.portocontericerche.it/en

Tutors: Eckhardt Fuchs (Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research and Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany), Ian Grosvenor (University of Birmingham, UK), Iveta Kestere (University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia), Kristen Nawrotzki (Heidelberg University of Education, Germany), Stephen Parker (University of Worcester, UK), Fabio Pruneri (University of Sassari, Italy), Frank Simon and Angelo Van Gorp (Ghent University, Belgium).

Local organisers: Fabio Pruneri (chair), Paolo Bianchini (University of Turin), Luisa Pandolfi (University of Sassari) and Elena Tabacchi.

Application form
Please find the application form here and send it to summerschool-sassari@eera-ecer.de

Closing date for applications is 31 December 2016. Successful applicants will be notified in February 2017.

More information?
Contact Angelo Van Gorp (angelo.vangorp@ugent.be) for formal queries, e.g. regarding application, eligibility criteria.
Contact Fabio Pruneri (pruneri@uniss.it) or Luisa Pandolfi (lupandolfi@uniss.it) for practical queries, e.g. regarding travel, venue, meals, accompanying persons.