The History Educators International Research Network: Conference Registration and call for Abstracts

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The History Educators International Research Network [HEIRNET] brings together colleagues from around the world interested in History’s civilising, cultural, educational, moral, social, political and citizenship roles.  Our 14th annual conference meets from Wednesday August 30th to Friday 1st September in the Dublin City University [DCU] Institute of Education, St. Patrick’s Campus, Dublin, Ireland.

Registration for the 14th annual conference of the HEIRNET is now open. The topic for this year’s conference is “History Education In Challenging Times: Meeting ‘The Other’ Across Time And Space”, and the conference takes place at the Dublin City University in Ireland. For more detailed information about the conference, please visit the HEIRNET website here.

Read more about the fees and what they cover here.

Moreover, the conference welcomes abstract submissions on a broad range of topics.
Early bird registration, which means a discounted fee for the conference, expires on the 3rd of July, 2017. Deadline for submitting conference papers or workshop proposals and abstracts expires on the 24th of July, 2017.



Call for Papers: Meaning, Thinking and Learning in History

Meaning, Thinking and Learning in History Conference welcomes teachers, scholars, and everyone interested in pedagogy of history to submit proposals dealing with history education practice and research, ranging from elementary level to the university.

The conference seeks to strengthen research on history pedagogy by furthering cooperation between history education practice and research. The primary goal of this two-day conference is to encourage collaboration and foster dialogue between professional historians, education scholars, graduate students, and classroom teachers in order to find ways of balancing the scholarship on the pedagogy of history with increasing demands and classroom realities.

Scholars and practitioners interested in the pedagogy of history in both schools and universities are invited to submit proposals that address the learning, teaching and researching of history in schools, universities, and, more generally, society. Submissions from teachers who specialise in history or social science education are encouraged, as well as from graduate students and scholars.

The conference invites proposals for presentations, panels and workshops on a variety of relevant topics, including (but not limited to) the following questions:

  • How do we teach historical thinking and skills-based history to students?
  • How can educators support the teaching and learning of skills-based history and historical thinking?
  • What kinds of skills are needed in learning history and developing historical thinking?
  • How can new platforms (social media, digital archives, etc.) support the development of historical thinking?
  • How can we assess students’ historical thinking and its development?
  • What innovative pedagogical methods exist for teaching history?

Proposal materials must be submitted by 15 January, 2017. Details on submitting proposals can be found from the conference pages. Please send all materials to The accepted proposals will be notified by 30 January, 2017. Any materials intended for pre-circulation must be received by 15 May, 2017. The conference has a participation fee of 70€. Please contact for any questions.

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The conference is bilingual, in English and Finnish. The conference will be designed so that there is an English-language programme throughout.

Meaning, Thinking and Learning in History Conference in Jyväskylä, Finland

Conference Call for “Money Matters: The Economic Value of Museums” in Germany

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From 10-12 November 2016 NEMO – the Network of European Museum Organisations – is holding its 24th Annual Conference “Money Matters: The Economic Value of Museums” in Karlsruhe, Germany. NEMO serves as a voice and network for museums and museum organisations throughout Europe providing them with information, networking and opportunities for cooperation.

The conference will explore the economic dimension of museums by looking at business models for museums that can lower financial dependency from public funding on the one hand and examining museum’s positive spill-over effects on different parts of society on the other.

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“Money Matters: The Economic Value of Museums” in Karlsruhe, Germany

International Society for History Didactics visits Chinese Conference

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Mare Oja attended at the 22nd International Congress of Historical Science in Jinan 23-29 August, 2015 as a member of the International Society for History Didactics (ISHD). The association had there four sessions: 1. Nostalgia in Historical Consciousness and Culture, 2. New media and teaching history, 3. The importance oh the Concept of Veracity in History Education and 4. Remembering and Recounting the Cold War – Commonly Shared History, and the general assembly.

There were all together around of 2000 participants. Mare had her presentation in the second session. The topic she introduced was IT in history teaching in Estonia: challenges for teachers. Alois Ecker from Vienna University introduced in the same session the e-book prepared by the Council of Europe Shared histories for a Europe without dividing lines. Przemyslaw Wiszewski from University of Wroclaw discussed on Digital or cultural challenge? E-textbook of history written by old for young. Polish case. Terry Haydn spoke on The impact of the internet, social media and Web 2.0 applications on history education in schools. Taking part of such a big congress is really a challenge and opportunity, said Mare. It gives the possibility to hear presentations of colleagues, and to be part of discussions.

Call for Papers Pro Torpedo Rijeka History and Heritage Conference

Pro Torpedo Rijeka, the association for promotion and protection of Rijeka industrial heritage is holding its 7th biennial International Industrial Heritage Conference   on ‘Torpedo History and Heritage’ on from 19 – 21 May 2016   in Rijeka, Croatia.

The conference, which will be organized under the high patronage of the President of the Republic of Croatia, H.E. Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, is still open for registration – of participation and papers. For more information and the programme, visit the Pro Torpedo website.

How can we deal with conflicts in a constructive way – in schools, in families, in society?

It’s this question that the Evens Foundation invites you; teachers, educators, parents and policymakers, to explore at the Conflict Matters Conference in Brussels (21-23 October 2015). The Conflict Matters conference is a unique opportunity to learn all about inspiring practices and to forge new partnerships to advance constructive conflict-management education in the EU. With the right skills, conflict offers a great opportunity to work on urgent issues – such as prejudice, racism and violence in schools – and can bring about transformative change, creativity and growth. Become part of this fruitful conference by registering here. Visit the website for more information on the program and the individual workshops.

Association for Critical Heritage Studies Calls for Papers on ‘Co-production in heritage’

Call for Papers for the session ‘Co-production in heritage: towards new imaginaries’ to be held at the Association for Critical Heritage Studies, Third Biennial Conference in Montreal, 6th - 10th June 2016.

If you would like to contribute to this session, please submit an abstract (600 words) and a brief resume (300 words) through the conference website as soon as possible but no later than the 1 November 2015. A peer-review panel will make the final selection of papers. The peer-review committee is composed of the session organisers and representatives from the ACHS.

For questions on the submission process or any other matters please contact session organiser Bethany Rex, International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies, Newcastle (UK) (

Key dates: 1 November 2015 (deadline for abstracts), 31 August 2015 (registration opens), 1 April 2016 (registration deadline for presenters).


Involving communities, visitors or the public is frequently presented as one of the major tasks of museums and heritage sites in current global movements towards new collaborative paradigms (Golding and Modest, 2013; Watson and Waterton, 2011). Co-production is a highly current issue, and a proposed emancipatory solution to the authorized heritage discourse, which seemingly has reached a critical juncture. Scholarship has echoed calls from communities for more direct involvement in the presentation and management of heritage and material culture. However there is also a strong critique within the literature and a sense of dissatisfaction from professionals around the gap between the well-meaning rhetoric and practical realities – its effects have more often been tokenistic than transformative. This important critique has brought to the fore the issues of power and inequality in co-production, often drawing on the imagery of the ladder or spectrum of participation (Arnstein, 1969; Simon, 2010). It has also tended to optimistically re-employ these same critical modes to reimagine co-production practice.

This session invites new perspectives and new approaches to co-production that go beyond these strictly critical modes. The session aims to push the debate beyond the current focus of co-production debates which view co-production as something that takes place at various levels; the recognition of co-production as inevitably messy; and as meaning very different things to policymakers, practitioners and almost nothing to the ‘public’. We encourage papers to get up close to the recognised issues of power, hegemony and domination, but also beyond, in a ‘post-critical’ vein. This might include new languages, metaphors and imaginaries to address the roles, relations and stakes involved in the co-production of heritage, as well as approaches taken from a variety of disciplinary traditions. We therefore invite contributions drawing from diverse theoretical perspectives such as actor-network theory (Latour, 2005; Bennett, 2007), assemblage (Deleuze and Guatarri, 1987; Macdonald, 2009) and non-representational theory and affect (Thrift, 2010; Waterton 2014).

We invite theoretical and/or empirical contributions that explore the processes and practice of co-production along different terms to generate a richer understanding of the politics of co-production and its progressive possibilities for change. We particularly invite contributions focusing on professionals’ experience of co-production and their shifting understanding of expertise, knowledge practices and professional identities. With these issues in mind, we invite papers along (but not limited to) the following themes:

-how alternative framings of co-production change understandings of heritage;
-the merging of local knowledge/professional expertise;
-how knowledge and knowledge practices are constructed in empirical examples of co-production;

-how professional values/subjectivities are being challenged or altered in response to the imperative to co-produce;

-how emotion and feelings of belonging encourage co-production and/or co-management to flourish.

The format of the session will be 20 minute paper presentations followed by 10 minutes of questions from the audience.

If you would like to contribute to this session, please submit an abstract (600 words) and a brief resume (300 words) through the conference website as soon as possible but no later than the 1 November 2015. A peer-review panel will make the final selection of papers. The peer-review committee is composed of the session organisers and representatives from the ACHS.

For questions on the submission process or any other matters please contact session organiser Bethany Rex, International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies, Newcastle (UK) (

Key dates: 1 November 2015 (deadline for abstracts), 31 August 2015 (registration opens), 1 April 2016 (registration deadline for presenters).

Time and Space in History Education – Call for Papers for the IRAHSSE Conference in 2016

The third Conference of the International Research Association for History and Social Sciences Education (IRAHSSE), reflecting on the epistemological dimension of the concept of time and space in history and social sciences education, will be held the 7th-9th of September, 2016, in Braga, Portugal.

Participants will focus their thinking on emerging challenges, places and experiences of space and time, official texts and educational policies, time and space in textbooks, and empirical studies on space-time in the school context.

Proposals for papers must be submitted before the 30th of September 2015 to Maria do Céu de Melo (Universidade do Minho): Visit the conference website for more information.

Practitioner Research Conference in Luxembourg Calls for Presentations

EAPRIL stands for European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning (in education and professional practice). It is a non-profit organisation under Belgian law, governed by an Executive Board in cooperation with the EAPRIL office. The association promotes practice-based research on learning issues in the context of initial, formal, lifelong and organisational learning with the aim to enhance practice.

For the EAPRIL 2015 conference in Belval, Luxembourg, registrations are already flowing in. Hereby we remind you of the upcoming EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION Deadline, September 10, 2015. Please be invited to visit the registration page.

Furthermore, please be aware that the presenter registration deadline is September 25, 2015 In order to secure your timeslot in the programme, please register before this date.

The EAPRIL Office is working on the Conference Programme and aims to share the final Programme with you by the end of September. Keep an eye on the conference website.



On Tuesday morning November 24 various schools of different educational levels with unique features will open their doors for EAPRIL delegates. In cooperation with the Ministry of Education of Luxembourg, we are currently finalising a nice programme, which will be published online in 2 weeks time on the following page. For only €30 per visit you are able to take part in one or more of these visits. If you wish to wait for the final programme before ordering a school visit ticket, that is also possible. There will be the opportunity to order a school visit ticket, on top of your conference order in September.


On Thursday evening November 26, the EAPRIL Board invites the delegates to mix business with pleasure at the Official EAPRIL Conference Diner. What do we have in store for you? A 3-course dinner and drinks, followed by the performance of a local music group that will lead you straight to the dance floor. Participants that joined our Conference Dinner last year in Nicosia know how vibrant our Conference Dinner Party’s can be. Mixing business with pleasure, why not!

EAPRIL Conference dinner tickets can be purchased together with your conference registration for an extra of €65.

European Commemoration Report Europaeische Errineringskulturen now available!

Late 2014 the German Foreign Office organized in cooperation with several partners an international Conference under the title European Commemoration – Europäische Erinnerungskulturen 2014 with participants from the world of academia, education and media. The report is now available here. EuroClio Founder and Special Advisor Joke van der Leeuw-Roord had a prominent role in chairing the education-related workshops. Also video-footage and an interview with her is available here, and the overall panel is available here.

A publication on European Commemoration with in-depth articles on this topic by several Conference participants will be available by the end of the year.