History of Education Doctoral Summer School


University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia, 7-10 June 2018

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 to Riga (venue: Library of the University of Latvia, Kalpaka bulvāris 4, Riga, LV-1050). Travel bursaries are available to students from low-GDP countries (for more information please check this year’s summer school application form).

Tutors: Marc Depaepe (KU Leuven, Campus Kortrijk, Belgium), Jonathan Doney (University of Exeter, UK), Ian Grosvenor (University of Birmingham, UK), Ulrike Mietzner (Technical University Dortmund, Germany), Frank Simon (Ghent University, Belgium), Natalia Tsvetkova (St. Petersburg State University, Russia) and Angelo Van Gorp (University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau, Germany).

Local organisers: Iveta Kestere (chair), Zanda Rubene, Kitija Valeina, Arnis Strazdins.

Application form
Please find the application form here and should be sent to summerschool-sassari@eera-ecer.de

Closing date for applications is 31 December 2017. Successful applicants will be notified in February 2018.

More information?
Contact Angelo Van Gorp (angelo.vangorp@ugent.be) for formal queries, e.g. regarding application, eligibility criteria; Iveta Kestere (iveta.kestere@lu.lv) for queries on practical issues, e.g. regarding travel, accommodation and venue.


Previous editions of the History of education Doctoral Summer School

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

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.