Due to the clash with the International Congress of Historical Sciences (ICHS) including the International Standing Conference for the History of Education (ISCHE) (taking place at the same time) we had to deal with a limited number of submissions resulting in a reduced programme. Because of the same reason two convenors could not attend ECER.
There were five paper sessions with 3 papers each but one no show (14 presentations). Only four presenters provided handouts. Twice the presenters did not use PowerPoint or slides.
The papers were clustered around the following topics:
- social and cultural (ex)change;
- war and re-education;
- biographies and oral history (with a strong emphasis on methodology);
- gender and education
(among which one paper focussing on documentary film);
- (beyond) Europe (of which one paper on the history of EERA itself).
With regard to attendance, we notice that there were 10 persons present in the first session, 15 in the last session and 17 to 22 in the intervening sessions (average: 17 persons present).
The country breakdown shows 4 presenters from Belgium, 3 from the UK, 2 from Portugal, 1 from Norway (and 1 no show), and 1 from Ireland, the US, Australia and Switzerland.
The network also organized a visit to the University Museum (with guided tour) as well as a network dinner.