Network Activities

General Activities

Network 17 is running a project funded by EERA, Stiching Paedagogica Historica and University of Sassari, School Time in Flux and Flow in Europe and beyond, led by Geert Thyssen and Fabio Pruneri. The project will officially end on the 31st December 2018. As stressed before, the aim of the project is to create windows of opportunity for time-inflected comparative thinking and re/imagining around conditions of schooling in Europe and beyond. There was a call for contributions to the final publication, challenging authors to write a short essay (1000 words) starting from an image and a number about education in a chosen country for a heterogeneous audience of secondary school and above (young people, educators, lay persons), not only academics as usual.

In June, the Network engaged with the 9th History of Education Summer School (HEDSS), which took place in Riga, Latvia. 28 doctoral students from 16 countries took part in the HEDSS-9. Among the tutors and local organizers were several active participants of NW17 and its former and current convenors: e.g., Ian Grosvenor, Frank Simon, Angelo Van Gorp and Iveta Kestere. Thanks to collaboration with EERA, finances of HEDSS-9 were successfully managed. Several doctoral students, participants of HEDSS, became the active contributors of NW17 (e.g., Catherina Schreiber and Bernhard Hemetsberger from Austria and Ebba Blavarg from Sweden) .

Two highly respected scholars, historians of education, Prof. Ian Grosvenor and Prof. Frank Simon became honorary members of NW17.

The Facebook page of NW17 was activated:

Future Plans

The 10th History of Education Summer School will be held in Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK, in June 2019 (local organizer – NW17 convenor Geert Thyssen).

In 2019, NW17 celebrates the 20th anniversary of its foundation. The preparation of ECER 2019, in Hamburg will take that into good account. The special session (round table or workshop) will be organized with the presence of NW17’s founders and young scholars. Overview of NW17 history will be prepared.

Engagement of social media (e.g., Facebook and Twitter) to make NW17 more visible.

Network Publications

Participants of Network 17 have long standing relations to Paedagogica Historica published by Taylor & Francis Group (Routledge). Several members and convenors of NW17 integrate the International Advisory Board of this journal (e.g. Fabio Pruneri, Iveta Kestere, Angelo Van Gorp). Many members of the network regularly publish their articles there.

NW 17's e-/publications

Below please find NW 17's e-/publications:

  • "Looking Back Going Forward: School_Time in Flux and Flow in Europe and Beyond" (new!)
  • "Education Across Europe: A Visual Conversation"

NW 17 runs a mailing list and invites researchers to join. To join the mailing list, send a blank message to nw17-subscribe(at)

Interview with Convenor at ECER 2010

11th History of Education Doctoral Summer School, 11 – 14 June 2020, University of Lyon, France (École normale supérieure de Lyon)
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