Annual Report 2013, Istanbul
In general we considered that ECER 2013 was a very good Conference: good programme, good accommodations, nice staff, and well organized secretariat. EERA’s Office have developed a very well-appreciated work during the Conference’s preparation as well as during the Conference. Besides, Istanbul is a very beautiful city and the location of the University nearby the river was an inspiration.
Regarding Network 17’s sessions, the convenors’ team with the delegates attending the network meeting agreed that it has been a good conference with good papers and profitable discussions. The sessions included symposia, paper sessions, and a workshop. The workshop was a joint session with network 29 and ran particularly well. Once again, images, architecture and alternative methodologies were brought to discussion in many of the presentations. These subjects are still some of the network’s main interests.
The attendance was as expected in most of the sessions: 20-30 people per session, on average. The first session – an opening session, a symposium – and the joint session were especially attended with about 50 people. Last sessions, on the other hand, had very few participants.
We had our network social event – a very nice dinner – at the evening, on Wednesday.
As always, the convenors’ team acted as a well-articulated corpus in order to promote interaction among the participants. We met during the Conference to discuss our team work during the Conference and afterwards, especially focused on the network’s project: Education across Europe from a historical perspective - a photographic conversation and its final product, the ebook to be launched during ECER 2014.