Science, Technologies and Material Culture in the History of Education - 2nd Call for Papers (Deadline: 6th September 2015)

Second Call for Papers

Annual Conference of the History of Education Society (UK)
Liverpool Hope University
20th-22nd November 2015
Confirmed keynote speakers:

Professor Ruth Watts, Emeritus Professor of History of Education, University of Birmingham
Dr Claire G. 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.
We welcome papers (from members and non-members of the Society) which 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: 6th September 2015

Conference host: Faculty of Education, Liverpool Hope University
Conference venue: Liverpool Hope University (Cornerstone Campus)/Feathers Best Western Hotel, Liverpool