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ANZHES/ANME Joint Conference 2017

ANZHES/ANME Joint Conference 2017

UPDATE 1 October 2017

A collection of tweets that tell the story of this year’s ANZHES/ANME Joint Conference can be found here.

“Powerful narratives and compelling explanations: Educational historians and museums at work”

Educational HistoriesJoint conference of the Australian and New Zealand History of Education Society (ANZHES) and the Australian National Museum of Education (ANME)

24-27 September 2017
University of Canberra, Australia


UPDATE 30 May 2017:
The key-note speakers have been finalised. Professor Geoffrey Riordan (University of Canberra) will open the conference and deliver the annual Australian National Museum of Education lecture. His topic will be historical models of teacher education. Ms Alex Marsden, National Director of Museums Galleries Australia will address on of the conference sub-themes on museums and popular history, her topic ‘Trusted institutions’. Adjunct Professor Lyndsay Connors will speak in conversation with Craig Campbell on her personal history in Australian educational policy over the previous half century. Professor Kay Morris Matthews and Eloise Wallace will talk about a successful New Zealand collaboration between a historian and a museum on World War I social history.
The conference dinner will be held in the Members Dining Room at Old Parliament House (a remarkable historical site).

The optional session for postgraduate students will be led by Professor Kay Morris Matthews (Eastern Institute of Technology), Professor Kay Whitehead (Flinders University) and ARC Future Fellow, Associate Professor Helen Proctor (University of Sydney).

As of 30 May there have been three proposals for conference panels accepted, and 34 paper proposals and 34 acceptances.

Arrangements for the special issue of the History of Education Review have been finalised. It will compose nine papers that address some aspect of the conference theme or sub-themes. They will be published towards the end of 2018 in volume 47, no. 2. Editors of the special issue are Craig Campbell and Dorothy Kass..


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