As usual, ECER 2018, Bolzano, was a successful Conference for Network 17. A special call, Inclusion and Exclusion, Resources for educational research, was prepared by the convenors and sent out and circulated through EERA, and through other networks of historians of education.
In total 17 sessions were prepared – three symposia, 13 paper sessions and the network meeting – and took place in the lovely Castle of Mareccio. Two of the symposia, in fact a two parts’ symposium, although it was not formally a joint session, counted on the contribution of other networks’ members with a special reference to Network 29. Sessions were attended by senior and young scholars as well as doctoral students. Approximately 20-30 delegates participated in each session. It’s important to remark the diversity of nationalities represented; There were contributors from different European countries with an increasing participation from the East and also from outside Europe (e.g., Australia and Canada) which contributed to the discussion of research innovation across the world. The increasing high scientific quality of the contributions was noticed by the convenors and the attendees.
The authors underlined the importance of having a special call to guide them as well as the detailed and friendly feedback from the reviewers.
As always, ECER was an excellent opportunity to discuss current issues, new threads of research and new sources and methodologies in the scientific field of History of Education.
NW 17 held as usual, a social event which was highly appreciated by the participants.