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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

Within history of education, as in many other fields of academic research, transnational and global approaches have become well-established, even dominant, over the last twenty years. Recently, however, and especially since the 2016 Brexit Referendum in the UK, we have witnessed growing criticism of globalization and its effects across social, cultural, political and economic spheres. With this significant shift in the debate, both within the UK and more widely, the History SIG colloquium for 2019 will take the opportunity to reflect on the particular challenges of writing histories of education against the background of Brexit in a UK context as well as growing nationalism, populism and anti-globalisation sentiment. To do this, we will hear from a range of speakers at different stages in their career, reflecting on the advantages and challenges of researching and writing histories of education at the present moment. It is hoped that the event will be of interest to historians of education, history teachers as well as teacher educators.


13.30 Registrations and refreshments
13.50 Welcome and Introduction
14.00 Discussion Panel 1
Joe Hopkinson (Huddersfield), Dr Lottie Hoare (Cambridge), and Dr Heather Ellis (Sheffield) 
15.30 Refreshments break 
15.50 Discussion Panel 2 
Dr Anne Corbett (LSE)
16.30 Round Table and Plenary
16.55 Completion of evaluation forms
17.00 End of event



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 apply for one of these bursaries, please complete the form with a statement on why you want to attend this event and why you need the financial assistance. Bursaries are offered on a first come, first served basis. Travel expenses will be reimbursed after the event in accordance with our travel policies. You must not have previously received bursary funding from BERA.

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