History of Education Society (UK) Conference 2015: ‘Science, Technologies and Material Culture’

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Date / time: 20 November - 22 November, All day

Liverpool Hope University

History of Education Society (UK) Conference 2015: 'Science, Technologies and Material Culture'

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 will focus on one, two or all of the conference’s thematic areas, (science, technologies, material culture) including:

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

Postgraduate Panel

There will also be 10 minute presentations from Masters/MPhil/PhD students on aspects of their research which do not need to fit the conference theme. The Postgraduate Panel will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 21st November.

Conference host: Faculty of Education, Liverpool Hope University Website

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