Annual Report 2008, Göteborg
There were 22 papers presented, including two symposia and one workshop this year. The first symposium consisted of five papers examining Girls’ Secondary Education in Europe, 18th – 20th centuries from the point of view of France, Portugal and Germany. The second symposium consisted of three papers examining Women’s Intellectual Networks in Transnational Perspective. There were an unusually large number of withdrawals in the period leading up to the conference including the withdrawal of two symposia.
The sessions were very well attended with an average (= stable number) of 20-30 audience members. All of the sessions were chaired and useful discussions were stimulated. There was a strong European component in every panel. There were no technological problems and the venue and accommodation was particularly comfortable and well equipped.
The Network continues its strong record of publications and this year held a double book launch with two publications having emerged directly from the Network. These are An Atlantic Crossing? The Work of the International Examination Inquiry, its Researchers, Methods and Influence, edited by Martin Lawn, Symposium Books, and School, Reaktion Press, co-authored by Catherine Burke and Ian Grosvenor. Both books were published in 2008.
Network member and past lead convenor, Ian Grosvenor has been elected new secretary-general of EERA . The network has a new lead convenor who is Dr Angelo Van Gorp.