CFP: Science, Technologies and Material Culture in the History of Education

November 20-22, 2015, Liverpool Hope University

Annual Conference of the History of Education Society (UK)

Confirmed keynote speakers

  • Professor Ruth Watts, Emeritus Professor of History of Education, University of Birmingham
  • Dr Claire Jones, Teacher and Honorary Fellow, University of Liverpool
  • Jonathan Reinarz, Professor of the History of Medicine, University of Birmingham

Too often the history of science and technology and the history of education have been written at a remove from each other despite being intimately connected. It is an important aim of this conference to bring these two significant and related areas of historiography into closer dialogue with one another. While we welcome papers which examine theoretical, methodological and historiographical aspects of the relationship between science, technologies and education, we are equally keen for speakers to focus on the interplay of these key themes in specific historical and material settings. Papers focusing on the artefacts and material culture of science, technology and education are especially welcome.

Papers are welcome to focus on one, two or all of the conference’s thematic areas, (science, technologies, material culture). Possible topics for papers may include (but are by no means limited to) the following:

  • Historiography of science, technology and education
  • Science and technology in the curriculum
  • Scientists as public intellectuals
  • Medical education
  • Technologies of the self
  • Science and identity formation
  • Science, technology and class
  • Science, technology and gender
  • Materialities of teaching and learning
  • Books, equipment, technology and the transfer of ideas
  • Scientific and technological networks
  • Scientific internationalism Science, technology and empire
  • School and university architecture
  • Education for the scientific professions
  • Popular science
  • Scientific and technological elites
  • Scientific societies
  • Science as popular education/entertainment
  • Science and education in the home
  • Subject and disciplinary formation
  • Medical humanities
  • Educational artefacts
  • Museums as educational spaces

Abstracts (250 words max) should be sent to Heather Ellis at
Deadline: 6 Sept 2015


Call for papers

Deadline: September 6, 2015

Posted: August 06, 2015