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Special Interest Group

History

The History SIG, a relatively new SIG within the BERA family, is a broad church for researchers and practitioners situated within the fields of history of education and history education to consider areas of mutual interest including historical research, theories, representations and methodologies.

This includes, for example, the history of education, history in education, historical perspectives on current practices and policy developments within education and life histories and biographies within education. In engaging with other branches of history, we seek to understand and address inequalities in education and the impact that these inequalities have upon wider societies in the Four Kingdoms of the UK as well as within transnational and global contexts.

Working in the spirit of the broad church that is History of Education and History Education, we welcome input from members across the SIG so that together it truly reflects the research interests of members, provides opportunities for robust debate and discussion and fosters network building to increase research capacity within the SIG.

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SIG Convenors

Deborah Sabric, Dr

Senior Lecturer at University of Roehampton

Deborah Sabric is a Principal Lecturer and the Head of Postgraduate Learning in the School of Education. A history teacher by training, she has expertise in history teaching, initial teacher training and pedagogy. Her primary research interests...

Heather Ellis, Dr

Vice-Chancellor's Fellow at University of Sheffield

Heather gained her PGCert in Academic Practice from Liverpool Hope University in 2013 and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has taught a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in British and European History and History...

Content associated with this SIG

Event bursaries 2020

The BERA Early Career Researcher Network offers a limited amount of bursaries to the value of £75 towards travel for BERA Student Members only to most of our events. This has now been extended to...

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History – SIG Convenor vacancy

Call for SIG Convenor The History SIG is: a broad church for researchers and practitioners situated within the fields of history of education and history education to consider areas of...

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Writing Histories of Education in the Brexit Era

This event has now been postponed. To be kept up to date of the new date please email events@bera.ac.uk. Within history of education, as in many other fields of academic research, transnational...

Past event1 Jul 2019

What is school science for?

Science is now being taught to more pupils than at any time in history. This has come about in part because governments across the world have acknowledged the importance of science and technology...

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  • Edgar Jenkins

Blog post18 Mar 2019