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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.

SIG Convenors

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Deborah Sabric, Dr

Principal 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...

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Mary Clare Martin, Dr

Principal Lecturer/Research Lead at University of Greenwich

After my first degree in history at the University of York, I taught EFL in Italy, then after PGCE (primary) taught in the London Borough of Brent. My PhD (Goldsmiths' College, University of London) was on Children and Religion in the 18th and...

Miles Smith, Mr

Associate Dean of Education at Plymouth Marjon University

I am Associate Dean of Education and Programme Lead for Primary Education BA (Hons) at Plymouth Marjon University. Having worked in the English Language Teaching sector and Primary sector, I have diverse experience of education in both UK and...

Content associated with this SIG

BERA Conference 2023

12 September 2023 to 14 September 2023Aston University/ Conference Aston

Abstract Submission Deadline is 31 January 2023

Upcoming conference12 Sep 2023

BERA Brian Simon Fund

Closes 17 Apr 2023

BERA is pleased to issue a call for applications for a new grants scheme supported by use of the Brian Simon fellowship fund. These grants are made possible due to a gift from the family of Brian...

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BERA Conference 2023 – Call for Abstract Reviewers

6 Feb 2023 - 17 Feb 2023

Would you be willing to act as a reviewer for abstracts submitted to the BERA Annual Conference 2023? To be involved, you will need to: be a BERA Member be available to referee abstracts...

Upcoming event

History SIG Convenor Vacancy 2022-2024

Call for SIG Convenor 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...

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