Within Network 17. Histories of Education there has been a change of Link Convenor. Iveta Kestere, who has done a marvelous job at leading the network from 2018 onwards, following her election at ECER 2017 in Copenhagen, and steering it through difficult, digital COVID-19 times, has passed on the torch to Geert Thyssen, who hopes to follow in her footsteps by continuing to invigorate and expand the network.
Some of the highlights of this year's conference were, at ECER 2022, a well-attended and -received workshop on new perspectives of 'The Acoustic in the History of Education', an equally successful session on 'Childhood History, Musea and Cultural Artefacts' and an inspiring joint Network 13 and 17 Film session, and at ECER Plus, respectively a very interesting research workshop on 'Contested Views on Citizenship Education' focusing on 'Actors and Networks from Local to Transnational' and exciting symposium from a 'Global South Perspective' on 'Decolonizing the 'Sciences of Childhood”. Overall, contributions were of excellent quality, which made up for the slightly lower-than-usual attendance due to COVID and war.