2016 - Histories of Education Summer School

7th History of Education Doctoral Summer School

University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 9-12 June 2016

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 initiative of EERA’s Network 17, ‘Histories of Education’ and is the seventh 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 and Luxembourg 2015. This edition of the summer school is organised by the University of Groningen.

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 Groningen.


  • Ian Grosvenor (University of Birmingham, UK)
  • María del Mar del Pozo Andrés (University of Alcalá, Spain),
  • Fabio Pruneri (University Degli Studi di Sassari, Italy)
  • Noah Sobe (Loyola University Chicago, US)
  • Frank Simon (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Angelo Van Gorp (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • Hilda Amsing, Nelleke Bakker, Jeroen Dekker, Sanne Parlevliet, Piet van der Ploeg (University of Groningen, the Netherlands).

 Local organisers:

  • Jeroen Dekker (chair)
  • Hilda Amsing
  • Nelleke Bakker
  • Linda Greveling
  • Sanne Parlevliet
  • Piet van der Ploeg


Angelo Van Gorp (vangorp(at)uni-landau.de) for formal queries, e.g. regarding application, eligibility criteria.

Iveta Kestere (iveta.kestere(at)lu.lv) for practical queries e.g., regarding travel, venue, meals, accompanying persons

Dates and Deadlines

Application deadline: 31 Dec. 2017
Information on acceptance: Feb. 2018
Course dates: 7 - 10 June 2018
Call for Summer School
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Supporters and Organizers

The conference is supported by the

  • Stichting Paedagogica Historica
  • History of Education Society, UK
  • European Educational Research Association (EERA)
  • International Standing Conference for the History of Education (ISCHE)
  • University of Latvia, Riga