HEDSS - Histories of Education Summer School



University of Lyon, France (École normale supérieure de Lyon), 11–14 June 2020

This conference invites applications from postgraduate students in the history of education with an interest in the histories of educational spaces and discourses and new ways of working with images, artefacts, and archives. Leading international historians of education will give lectures and workshops, and offer advice concerning the research process. There will be opportunities for students to discuss their dissertation projects with fellow doctoral candidates and receive comments from prominent scholars in the field.

The summer school started as an EERA pilot project and is the eleventh conference in a series of successful events that started in Ghent in 2010 and was followed by meetings in Birmingham 2011, Lisbon 2012, Hamburg 2013, Umeå 2014, Luxembourg 2015, Groningen 2016, Porto Conte 2017, Riga 2018 and Liverpool 2019. This session of the summer school is organised at the University of Lyon, France. The conference is supported by:

  • Stichting Paedagogica Historica
  • History of Education Society, UK
  • European Educational Research Association (EERA)
  • International Standing Conference for the History of Education (ISCHE)
  • University of Lyon (École normale supérieure de Lyon)

The number of participants is limited to 30 students. The conference language is English. Participation in the conference is free of charge. Accommodation and meals will be provided, but delegates will have to cover the cost for their travel to Lyon. ISCHE travel bursaries are available to students from low-GDP countries. For more information, please check the application form.

Tutors & Organisers

Tutors: Antonio Canales Serrano (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain), Björn Norlin (Umeå University), Ian Grosvenor and Siân Roberts (University of Birmingham, UK), Angelo Van Gorp (University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau, Germany), Susannah Wright (Oxford Brookes University, UK and History of Education Society, UK) and Clémence Cardon-Quint (Université de Bordeaux).

Local organisers: Emmanuelle Picard (ENS de Lyon), Solenn Huitric (ENS de Lyon), Rebecca Rogers (Université Paris Descartes), Marianne Thivend (Université Lyon 2).


Downloadthe application form and send  to summerschool-lyon(at)eera-ecer.de.

Closing date for applications is 31 December 2019.
Successful applicants will be notified in February 2020.

More information

Contactsummerschool-lyon(at)eera-ecer.de for queries regarding application, eligibility and selection criteria; Solenn Huitric (solenn.huitric(at)ens-lyon.org) for queries on practical issues, e.g. regarding travel, accommodation and venue.