The History of Education Society (HES) will hold its annual meeting from Thursday, November 6, through Sunday, November 9, 2008, at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First Street South, St. Petersburg, FL. We hope that you can join us! Please note that regular sessions start at 4 PM on Thursday and end at 11:45 AM on Sunday.
REGISTRATION: Forms for early registration (a reduced rate) and banquet sign-up are available at http://www.ed.uiuc.edu/hes/annualmtg.htm. DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF EARLY REGISTRATION IS OCTOBER 5, 2008.
MEMBERSHIP: All conference attendees are expected to be HES members. If you are not already a member, or wish to renew, please go to www.blackwellpublishing.com/memb.asp?ref=0018-2680&site=1.
ENDOWMENT FUND. Whether or not you have already contributed, please consider contributing to the fund this year. HES uses the funds to help subsidize conference costs incurred by graduate students. A space is provided on the registration form to indicate your contribution. For information on other ways to donate to HES, including bequests and planned giving, contact Bob Hampel, HES secretary-treasurer at hampel@UDel.Edu.
PROGRAM: Printed programs will be distributed at the meeting. The preliminary program is available at the History of Education website at http://www.ed.uiuc.edu/hes/annualmtg.htm. Please note that updates will be posted periodically.
HOTEL: HES has reserved rooms at the conference hotel, the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, which is situated near the bay and adjacent to the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus. We have guaranteed a minimum number of reservations in exhange for the use of meeting rooms. Identifying yourself as being with the HISTORY OF EDUCATION SOCIETY gives HES proper credit.
A block of rooms is reserved for Wednesday, November 5, for those attending the Thursday Workshop on Teaching the History of Education, and for HES board members, who will meet on Thursday. Larger blocks of rooms are available for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. The hotel has wheel-chair accessible rooms.
For reservations call the hotel directly at 727-894-5000 or the Brand Reservations at 800-HILTONS (800-445-8667). Please identify yourself as being with the HISTORY OF EDUCATION SOCIETY. Prices are $139/night (single and double rates), plus tax. An additional $10 per person will be added for triple and quad occupancy. In order to credit the HES and receive the conference rate, RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY OCTOBER 5.
TRANSPORTATION. SuperShuttle service is available from the Tampa International Airport to the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront hotel @ $25 one way. At the airport, go to the east or west exit of the baggage claim area. For pick up at the hotel, call for reservations 727-572-1111. Taxis are also available.
WELCOME RECEPTION, Thursday 6-8 PM. Hosted by the Graduate Student Committee. Sponsored by the College of Education, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. The reception will be held at the Williams House on the USF St. Petersburg campus, a 7-minute walk from the conference hotel. Maps are posted on the History of Education website at http://www.ed.uiuc.edu/hes/annualmtg.htm. Maps will also be available at the registration desk, a guide will be in the lobby, and signs will be posted on the road. If walking poses a problem, please contact Deanna Michael, firstname.lastname@example.org.
THURSDAY WORKSHOP, TEACHING THE HISTORY OF EDUCATION. Open to all HES members who sign up for the workshop in advance and are willing to share their work. For more information on the workshop and to sign up, go to http://www.ed.uiuc.edu/hes/annualmtg.htm and click on the link to the workshop. If you are not an HES member, you may become a member by going to www.blackwellpublishing.com/memb.asp?ref=0018-2680&site=1.
FRIDAY NOON SESSION, organized by the Graduate Student Committee, “The Past, Present, and Future of the History of Education.” Everyone is invited to attend. Lunch provided, no cost, for the first 75 who sign up at the conference registration desk. Panelists are Mary Ann Dzuback, Hilary Moss, Cally Waite, Jon Zimmerman, and chair Kate Sedgwick. Panelists will respond to questions such as What is the history of education? Where has it been? What methods or perspectives have been the most fruitful in exploring it? What methods or perspectives are most needed going forward? Where is the field going right now? Where should it go? What areas or issues are most urgent? How does and should the field intersect with other intellectual fields, such as gender studies, African American studies, and other studies? How does and should the field intersect with other historical sub-fields? How does it and should it intersect with other educational research fields? Please come with questions and thoughts of your own.
SATURDAY NOON PRESENTATION, “The Social History of Florida,” by Gary Mormino, the Frank E. Duckwall Professor of Florida history at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. Everyone is invited to attend. Lunch provided, no cost, for the first 75 who sign up at the conference registration desk.
HISTORICAL TOUR SATURDAY, 1:40-3:15 PM. Jim Schnur, a St. Petersburg native and historian, will lead a walking tour of St. Petersburg. The emphasis will be on patterns of migration, eras of the downtown’s history, and a discussion of how ethnic communities have transformed the city and the region. This roundtrip walk covers two miles and 120 years of settlement. Sign up at the Registration Desk and meet at the hotel lobby at 1:40 PM. In case of inclement weather, meet at the lobby at 1:40 PM for an alternative “tour.”
BOOK EXHIBIT. Thanks to David Gamson for organizing the HES book exhibit. On Sunday HES will sell copies of the exhibit books. Graduate students and unemployed historians may buy books at 10:00 AM; all others may purchase books at 10:15.
CONFERENCE INFORMATION ON THE HISTORY OF EDUCATION WEBSITE WILL BE UPDATED PERIODICALLY.
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