2023 - Histories of Education Summer School


  • Call for Applications
  • Dates: 8–10 June 2023
  • Venue: University of Zurich and the conference centre Schloss Au, Switzerland
  • Application deadline: 31 December 2022

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 thirteenth 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, Liverpool 2019, Lyon 2021 and Madrid 2022. This session of the summer school is organised at the University of Zurich and the conference centre Schloss Au (Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich), Switzerland. 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)
  • Universität Zürich, Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich
  • Stiftung Pestalozzianum
  • Pädagogische Hochschule FHNW
  • Universität Basel, Institut für Bildungswissenschaften
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Schwyz

The number of participants is limited to 25 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 Zürich. ISCHE travel bursaries are available to students from low-GDP countries. For more information, please check the application form.

Tutors: Lisa Rosén Rasmussen (Aarhus University, Denmark), Björn Norlin (Umeå University, Sweden), Ian Grosvenor and Siân Roberts (University of Birmingham, UK), Angelo Van Gorp (University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany), Tom Woodin, (IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society, UK and History of Education Society, UK) and Lilli Riettiens (University of Cologne, Germany).

Local organisers: Anne Bosche ( Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich and Stiftung Pestalozzianum), Lukas Boser (Universität Basel), Patrick Bühler ( Pädagogische Hochschule FHNW), Frederik Herman (chair of the LOC - Pädagogische Hochschule Schwyz ) and Michèle Hofmann (Universität Zürich )

Application form

The Application form should be sent to history-of-ed-ss-2023(at)eera-ecer.de

Closing date for applications is 31 December 2022. Applicants will be notified in February 2023.

Contact:history-of-ed-ss-2023(at)eera-ecer.de for queries regarding application, eligibility and selection criteria; Frederik Herman (frederik.herman(at)phsz.ch) for queries on practical issues, e.g. regarding travel, accommodation and venue.

We are thankful to the following local partners and supporters

Application form

Application form
Deadline: 31 December 2022


Application, eligibility and selection criteria:

Travel, accommodation and venue:
Frederik Herman (Frederik.herman@phsz.ch)