Histoire & Mesure journal is launching a call for papers for a one-day international conference, with a view to preparing a special issue on “Education and apprenticeship: history and cliometrics.” Selected proposals will be presented and discussed during an international conference organized by the journal and the Centre (UMR 8558 CNRS-EHESS) in Spring 2013, before going to refereeing and, according to the outcome, publishing in the journal’s special issue.
In the first issue of Histoire & Mesure, Dominique Julia explained that historians, who had turned from social and economic to cultural history, “did not want to set aside the quantitative tools which had proved useful in the more advanced sectors of the historiography”. In the 1970s, history of education was part of this movement, which promoted the inventory of early-modern schooling documentation, literacy, the sociology of teachers and pupils, or the history of teaching resources or technologies. Forty years later, Histoire & Mesure is willing to present and assess new research directions and methodologies.
Papers are likely to cover every education framework, including vocational teaching, university education, child protection schemes and special educative initiatives meant for those who dropped out of standard education. Editors welcome discussions of gender (female teachers, girls and education, access to special teaching), colonial or post-colonial issues (language politics, access to education and apprenticeship, teaching services, handbooks and curricula). They also invite proposals on institutional or education networks, confessional or private education, non-governmental organisations and charities for popular or political education, specialist teachers’ societies and press.
In conformity with the journal’ editorial line, open to any historical period or area, papers will take into account the measure of historical phenomena, either as quantification of issues, or the history of assessing tools – of students, teachers or educational institutions at national or international level – or cost, funding and subsidizing. They may analyse production of statistical data and their use by administrations or governments, as well as their critical use by historians. The issue will be open to articles on the effects of quantification (creation of new
categories of student or deviant population, governance of different levels of education or apprenticeship, or employability).
Papers – in French or English – will be selected by the editorial board to be presented during a conference organized at the Centre de Recherches Historiques (UMR8558 CNRS-EHESS Paris) in spring 2013. Abtracts (one page maximum) as well as the author’s short CV, stating email, mailing address and institutional affiliation will be sent before September 15, 2012. Decisions will be communicated by October 31, 2012.
Following the conference, the journal will select the contributions (up to 70,000 characters and blanks) to be published in a special issue, after double refeering and decision of the editorial board.
Proposals are to be conjointly sent to:
Evelyne Barbin, coordinatrice du numéro : firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne-Sophie Bruno, rédactrice en chef : email@example.com
Anne Varet-Vitu, secrétaire de rédaction : firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information on the journal Histoire & Mesure: http://histoiremesure.revues.org
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