Book Series

We are very pleased to announce the launch of the ISCHE Global Histories of Education Book Series. The International Standing Conference for the History of Education has organized conferences in the field since 1978. Thanks to our collaboration with Palgrave Macmillan we are now able to offer an edited book series for the publication of innovative scholarship in the history of education.

The series seeks to engage with historical scholarship within a global, world, or transnational perspective.  Specifically, it seeks to examine the role of educational institutions, actors, technologies as well as pedagogical ideas that for centuries have crossed regional and national boundaries.  Topics for publication may include the study of educational networks and practices that connect national and colonial domains, or those that range in time from the age of Empire to decolonization.  These networks could concern the international movement of educational policies, curricula, pedagogies, or universities within and across different socio-political settings.  The ‘actors’ under examination might include individuals and groups of people, but also educational apparatuses such as textbooks, built-environments, and bureaucratic paperwork situated within a global perspective.  Books in the series may be single authored or edited volumes.  The strong transnational dimension of the Global Histories of Education series means that many of the volumes should be based on archival research undertaken in more than one country and using documents written in multiple languages.  All books in the series will be published in English, although we welcome English-language proposals for manuscripts which were initially written in other languages and which will be translated into English at the cost of the author.  All submitted manuscripts will be blind peer-reviewed with editorial decisions to be made by the ISCHE series editors who themselves are appointed by the ISCHE Executive Committee to serve three to five year terms.

Full submissions should include: (1) a proposal aligned to the Palgrave Book Proposal form (available here); (2) the CV of the author(s) or editor(s); and, (3) a cover letter that explains how the proposed book fits into the overall aims and framing of the ISCHE Global Histories of Education book series.  Proposals and queries should be addressed to bookseries@ische.org.  Preliminary inquiries are welcome and encouraged.

Book Series Editors

Book Series Editors: Diana Vidal (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil), Tim Allender (University of Sydney, Australia), Eckhardt Fuchs (Georg Eckert Institute, Germany), Noah W Sobe (Loyola University Chicago, USA)

A informational flyer on the book series is downloadable here.