Reminder: Call for Applications to the 9th History of Education Doctoral Summer School. Deadline: Dec. 31, 2017


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


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. 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 summer school started as an initiative of EERA’s Network 17, “Histories of Education,” and is the ninth conference in a series of successful events that started in Ghent in 2010 and was followed by meetings in Birmingham 2011, Lisbon 2012, Hamburg 2013, Umeå 2014, Luxembourg 2015, Groningen 2016, and Porto Conte 2017. This session of the summer school is organised by the University of Latvia. 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)
  • University of Latvia, Riga

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 the 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

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

More information?
Contact Angelo Van Gorp ( for queries regarding application, eligibility and selection criteria; Iveta Kestere ( for queries on practical issues, e.g. regarding travel, accommodation and venue.

Call for applications also available as .pdf here.




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