This year the review process was efficient, drawing from a number of scholars linked to the network resulting in a ow rejection rate - from over 50 submissions. 10 submissions were redirected. As well as a series of themed panels, there were two symposia and one workshop. An additional call for papers tried to relate our profile to the theme was successful. Many papers dealt with the theme which made it easier to make the programme.
While the larger than usual number of papers in the programme resulted in two parallel sessions for the first time, where we had late withdrawals, resulting in two paper sessions, this resulted in longer and deeper discussions.
The panels attracted a good audience throughout the programme. In general between 30-50 people attended and participated in the discussions. The workshop on documentary film was particularly well attended: a number of people were unable to get into the room. Chairing was of good quality this year and it was notable how chairs took the initiative to stimulate and generate the discussion ensuring the connections between papers were made.
The workshop on film was followed by a book launch. The publications recognised included a special issue of Paedagogica Historica ‘Education in Motion’ edited by Paul Warmington and Angelo Van Gorp (link convenor of Network 17 (retired)).