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BERA History SIG

Education, history and democracy – SIG Launch Event

UCL Institute of Education, Wednesday 6 July 2016, 14.00 to 18.30.

Room 728,  20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H OAL

Register at https://www.bera.ac.uk/event/education-history-and-democracy

Free for all members of BERA and of the History of Education Society (£5 for student non-members, £10 for non-student non-members)

Download the full programme here.


About the special interest group in History

The British Educational Research Association (BERA) Council has approved the introduction of a new special interest group in History. The History SIG will provide a base for historical research, theories, representations and methodologies in education.  It includes for example the history of education, biography and life-history; and the history curriculum and representations of history in informal educational settings across life-cycles and societies as well as schools and schooling.  It will engage with other branches of history while seeking to understand and address inequalities in education and society over the longer term, and will aim to contribute to the research agendas posed in other SIGs across the range of BERA’s work.

Professor Gary McCulloch will act as the initial convenor of the new SIG.  Gary would welcome ideas from BERA members for History SIG activities including plans for the BERA 2016 Leeds conference.

If you would like to join the new BERA History SIG please login to your member profile and join the SIG via your member page.

Paper proposals in this area for the 2016 BERA Conference are also very welcome.

To find out more, read Gary’s short article about the SIG for BERA’s magazine Research Intelligence.

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