Georg-Eckert-Institute für internationale Schulbuchforschung
International Workshop on ‘Learning in the Past,
Research Agendas for the Future: Connecting Histories of Education
1700-2000,’ Kolkata, India, 3-5 February 2010
We invite proposals for an international workshop, co-organized by the International Standing Conference for the History of Education (ISCHE) and Institute of Development Studies Kolkata (IDSK), which will take place in the first week of February 2010 in Kolkata, India. Focusing on the period from the eighteenth century onwards, the workshop proposes to bring together Asian historians of education and those from other continents. We invite scholars to present their current research in history of education focusing on connections and relationships between Asia and other parts of the world, colonial pedagogy, indigenous education, migration and education, nationalism, and educational media. We encourage proposals that grapple with key methodological and historiographical debates in the field addressed. Local, regional, national, and inter/ transnational levels of analysis will be welcomed. The conference proposes to build up a conversation between scholars from all over the world. It not only aims at enhancing a comparative perspective but also at creating a wider research network among scholars from Asia and other parts of the world. Participants from outside India will have to fund and arrange their own travel. Some support may be available for accommodation. It is hoped that this workshop will result in a publication and/or report of proceedings in an international journal.
Please send paper proposals of 300 words and a short CV by 10 June 2009 by email to BOTH
Barnita Bagchi (Utrecht University, Netherlands) email firstname.lastname@example.org,
and Eckhardt Fuchs (Georg Eckert Institute of International Textbook Research, Germany), email email@example.com