HES (UK) Committee
The History of Education Society (UK) Executive Committee comprises fifteen members and meets four times a year. Currently, the committee includes the following members (in alphabetical order):
Catherine Burke (Vice President) is Senior Lecturer in History of Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. Current research interests include, material cultures of childhood and education; the historical and contemporary relationship between pedagogy and architecture and design in learning environments; and visual methods in incorporating a child's view or perspective in research. She has co-authored two books with Ian Grosvenor - The School I'd Like (Routledge 2003) and School (Reaktion 2008). She has edited a special issue of Paedagogica Historica, 'Containing the School Child. Architectures and Pedagogies', August, 2005, and in 2007 a special issue of History of Education on the theme of 'The Body of the Schoolchild in the History of Education'. The Annual Conference of the Society was organised by Catherine in December 2009 and was held in Sheffield with the theme 'Putting Education in its Place'. She is also the 'Sources and Interpretations' editor for the History of Education journal.
Emily Charkin (Joint postgraduate representative) is undertaking historical work concerned with anarchist educational ideas, experiments and the learning experiences of ordinary people. She uses these historical accounts as a way to cast light on debates in the philosophy of education in the present. She is currently working on an ESRC funded MRES and PhD at the Institute of Education with a working title: 'A new social order': an historical and philosophical account of children's educational experiences in rural, anarchist areas in Spain during the 1930s. Her previous work has been about the Peckham Health Centre (1935-1950), Whiteway Colony (1926-today), Colin Ward (1924-2010), Leila Berg (1917-2012) and the US de-schoolers in the 1970s. She has also worked outside academia as a social researcher at the National Centre for Social Research and a curriculum director for the civic leadership organisation, Common Purpose. She currently leads an initiative with her architect husband, to involve children and teenagers in eco-building projects.
David Crook (Co-opted, Co-editor of History of Education) is a Reader in Education at Brunel University. Formerly a comprehensive secondary school teacher, he worked at the Institute of Education, University of London, between 1994 and 2010, including periods as Course Leader for the MA in History of Education, Assistant Dean of Research and Consultancy and Head of the Educational Foundations and Policy Studies Department. He remains a Visiting Fellow of the Institute. His historical research interests include secondary and higher education policy studies and the professional education and training of teachers. Together with colleagues from the Institute of Education and King’s College, University of London, is now currently completing a project entitled 'Social Change and English: A Study of Three English Departments 1945-1965', funded by the Leverhulme Trust. David is currently co-editor of the Society’s journal, History of Education, the leading English-language journal for the field. Among his current writing projects are a joint authored book (with John Hardcastle, Peter Medway and Georgina Brewis) on the history of postwar English teaching in three London secondary schools (for Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), and a joint edited collection (with Bryan Cunningham) on professional life in UK higher education (for the IoE Press, 2013)
Heather Ellis (Co-opted) is Senior Lecturer in History of Education at Liverpool Hope University. Between 2008 and 2012 she was Lecturer and Researcher in British History at the Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin. Her doctoral research investigated the importance of generational conflict in the process of university reform in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Oxford. A monograph based on the thesis, entitled Generational Conflict and University Reform: Oxford in the Age of Revolution, was published with Brill in August 2012. Heather is currently working on a book project for Palgrave Macmillan exploring the connections between masculinity and scientific authority in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Britain. It focuses on the British Association for the Advancement of Science, on the role which discourses of gender and masculinity played in its foundation and development as well as in the self-fashioning of its leading members. She has also published a number of journal articles and book chapters on the importance of age and generation in the construction of masculine identities, the history of higher education, and the reception of classical scholarship. She is currently editing two collections of essays on nineteenth and twentoeth-century juvenile delinquency and Anglo-German scholarly networks in the long nineteenth century. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and her contact details are as follows: Dr. Heather Ellis, Faculty of Education, Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park, Liverpool, L16 9JD; Tel: 0151 291 3759; Email: email@example.com Website: www.hope.ac.uk/staff/ellish.html
Rob Freathy (Website Manager/Publicity) is Senior Lecturer in History of Education at the University of Exeter. He is Director of Taught Programmes in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies and Director of Education in the Graduate School of Education. Rob taught in secondary schools in Devon and Somerset before undertaking a PhD at Exeter (Religious Education and Education for Citizenship in English Schools, 1934-1944, 2005). He worked as a Research Assistant / Fellow on numerous projects ranging from curriculum development in Religious Education to historical research on vocational and technical education in post-Second World War England. Rob has taught on Secondary PGCE, Education Studies, Childhood & Youth Studies, MSc Educational Research, EdD and MPhil/PhD programmes. He has published articles in History of Education, History of Education Researcher, Oxford Review of Education, Religious Education (USA), British Journal of Religious Education and Journal of Beliefs and Values, as well as contributing chapters to a number of books, including Religious Education and Freedom of Religion and Belief (Oxford, 2012) which he co-edited with Stephen Parker and Leslie J. Francis. He is currently co-editing a volume entitled History, Remembrance and Religious Education. Rob is Book Reviews Editor for the History of Education journal and is also responsible for developing Exe Libris: The UK History of Education Society On-line Bibliography (in association with the University of Exeter). His contact details are: Dr. R. J. K. Freathy, Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU. Telephone: 01392 724818. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Freeman is Senior Lecturer in Economic and Social History at the University of Glasgow. He has also held research posts at the Universities of York and Hull, and the Institute of Historical Research. His research interests include the history of British adult education and youth organisations, and he has published on these themes in History of Education, the English Historical Review, Quaker Studies and many other journals. He is the convenor of the HES annual conference in 2011. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and also has research interests in rural and business history. His contact details are Dr Mark Freeman, School of Social and Political Sciences, Lilybank House, Bute Gardens, University of Glasgow, Glasgow. G12 8RT. Email: Mark.Freeman@glasgow.ac.uk
Joyce Goodman (Past President) is Professor of History of Education, Dean of the Faculty of Education, Health and Social Care and Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Winchester. She is the Past President of the History of Education Society. Joyce's research lies predominantly in the history of women's education and she has a particular interest in colonial, imperial, international and transnational aspects of girls' and women's education. Joyce is a founding member of the Centre for the History of Women's Education. With Jane Martin, Joyce is a former co-editor of History of Education, having previously been co-editor of the History of Education Society Bulletin (renamed History of Education Researcher). Joyce was Secretary to the International Standing Conference for the History of Education (ISCHE) for six years. Joyce edited Women, Educational Policy-Making and Administration in England: Authoritative Women since 1800 (Routledge, 2000) with Sylvia Harrop. With Jane Martin she has joinly co-authored edited Women and Education 1800-1976: Educational Reform and Personal Identity (Palgrave, 2004) and has co-edited Gender, Colonialism and Education: the Political Experience of Education (Woburn, 2002) with Jane Martin, and Women and Education: Major Themes (Routledge, 2010). She has recently co-edited Girls' Secondary Education in the Western World: From the 18th to the 20th Century, with James Albisetti and Rebecca Rogers (Palgrave, 2010). With Sylvia Harrop, Joyce co-directed a project funded by the major grants programme of the Spencer Foundation (USA), researching the role of women in the governance of girls' secondary education since 1870.
Andrea Jacobs (Treasurer) is the Treasurer of the History of Education Society. She is a Research Fellow at the University of Winchester where she is also a founder member of the Centre for the History of Women's Education. She has published on the subject of her PhD thesis, Girls and Examinations 1860-1902, as well as with Joyce Goodman on music education in girls' secondary schools and with Camilla Leach and Stephanie Spencer on the University of Winchester Alumni Voices project. Currently, Andrea is co-writing a book detailing the findings of the Alumni Voices project.
Jane Martin (President) is Professor of Social History of Education and Head of Department of Education and Social Justice at the University of Birmingham. She was previously Head of Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Institute of Education, University of London and has lectured in Education Studies, History, Sociology and Women’s Studies at the University of Northampton and London Metropolitan University. Her publications include Women and the Politics of Schooling in Victorian and Edwardian England, winner of the History of Education Society (UK) Book Prize 2002 and Making Socialists: Mary Bridges Adams and the Fight for Knowledge and Power 1855-1939 (2010). Her books with Joyce Goodman include Women and Education 1800-1980 (2004) and a 4-volume set for Routledge Women and Education: Major Themes in Education (2011). She is a past editor of the journal History of Education and was the Brian Simon BERA Educational Research Fellow for 2004/5. Currently, she is writing a biography of Caroline Benn.
Kevin Myers is Senior Lecturer in Social history and Education in the School of Education at the University of Birmingham. He serves on the editorial boards for the journals History of Education, Paedagogica Historica and Educational Review. He has research interests in the educational experiences of minority communities and he has published widely in this area.
Stephen Parker is Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Worcester. He is Head of Postgraduate Studies and Research Degrees Coordinator within the Institute of Education, teaching across masters, teacher education, and undergraduate courses. Stephen taught in a number of primary schools before embarking on a PhD, which examined the role of the churches and popular religion during the blitz, later published as Faith on the Home Front (Oxford, 2005). Stephen has recently authored and co-edited a further volume stemming from the themes of his thesis: God and War: the Church of England and armed conflict in the twentieth century (Ashgate, 2012). He has recently contributed two chapters to Religious Education and Freedom of Religion and Belief (Oxford, 2012), which he co-edited with Rob Freathy and Leslie Francis. He is currently co-editing a volume entitled History, Remembrance and Religious Education. Stephen has published articles in History of Education; Midland History; the Journal of Beliefs and Values, and the British Journal of Religious Education. Stephen is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Member of the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values, and Reviews Editor for the Journal of Beliefs and Values. His present research focuses upon the interface between religions – the groups and institutions they are represented by – and society, especially as the interactions between these are played out in policies and curriculum around religious education. His contact details are: Dr. S.G. Parker, Institute of Education, Henwick Road, Worcester, WR2 6AJ. Telephone: 01905 542165. Email: email@example.com Website: http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/dr-stephen-parker.html
Deirdre Raftery (Co-editor of History of Education) is Deputy Head of the School of Education and Lifelong Learning, at University College Dublin. She has a PhD from Trinity College Dublin, where she lectured for five years before being appointed to the School of Education at University College Dublin. She has been external examiner at Dublin City University/Mater Dei College of Education, and at Trinity College Dublin, and is an honorary Life Member of Girton College Cambridge. She has published extensively in the field of history of education, and has delivered papers and guest lectures in Europe and North America. Deirdre Raftery is a Corresponding Editor for History of Education (Routledge Taylor Francis). She is also joint Editor-in-Chief of Gender & Education (Special Edition, Routledge Taylor Francis, 2008). Her book publications includeFemale Education in Ireland, 1700-1900: Minerva or Madonna (with S. M. Parkes; 2007);Choosing a School: Second Level Education in Ireland (with C. KilBride; 2007); Emily Davies: Selected Letters, 1861-1875. (with A.B. Murphy; 2004) and Women & Learning in English Writing, 1600-1900 (1997).Sheis currently working on a contracted book,Irish Education: a Visual History. Chapters contributed to books include 'Strictures and Vindications: the use of eighteenth-century English writers in the education of the Irish poor, 1750-1850' in Education and Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century: Prescriptions, Perceptions, Realities (eds. M. Hilton and J. Shefrin, forthcoming);‘The Higher Education of Women in Ireland, 1860-1904’ in A Danger to the Men: A History of Women at Trinity College Dublin, 1904-2004 (ed. S. M. Parkes, 2004); ‘The nineteenth century governess: image and reality’ in Women and Work in Ireland, 1500-1930 (ed. B. Whelan, 2002); ‘Frances Power Cobbe’ in Women, Power and Consciousness in 19th Century Ireland (ed.M. Cullen & M. Luddy, 1996).
Nicola Sheldon is a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research. She is currently working on the two-year History in Education project to create a ‘history of history teaching’ since 1900. This incorporates an oral history project working with teachers and former pupils, as well as curriculum innovators and those influential in the formation of the National Curriculum for history. She spent 16 years working in 16-19 education, teaching A level history and politics at several sixth form colleges before completing her MSc and DPhil at Oxford University from 2003-7. Her initial research interests focused on truancy and changing policies for dealing with it, raising of the school leaving age and school-family relationships. She has published articles on the web for History and Policy (www.historyandpolicy.org) on these themes as well as journal articles for History of Education Researcher , History of Education (Nov. 2007) and Local Population Studies (Autumn 2009). More recently, she has moved into study of the history of child care institutions from 1870-1930 with a recent article in History of Education (Nov. 2009). Further work is forthcoming in two edited volumes due to be published in 2011. Her contact details are: Dr Nicola Sheldon, History in Education Project, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU. Telephone: 0207 862 8804. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Spencer (Secretary) is currently Head of Department - Education Studies at The University of Winchester with special interest in history and gender. She completed her PhD ‘Girls and Career Choice in the late 1950s: constructions of the female role' in 2001, now published as Gender, Work and Education in Britain in the 1950s by Palgrave. An article based on research for the thesis, ‘Schoolgirl to Career Girl: the city as educative space', won the ISCHE prize for best paper by new scholar at the Birmingham conference in 2001. Publications include articles in History of Education, Women's History Review, Paedagogica Historica and Journal of Educational Administration and History. She is on the editorial board of Women's History Review and Journal of Educational Administration and History. Her current research interests include co convening an ESRC seminar series on Women in Britain in the 1950s with Penny Tinkler (Manchester) and Claire Langhamer (Sussex), the Alumni Voices oral history project at the University of Winchester and transnational femininities in girls' school and college stories with Nancy Rosoff (Rutgers). She convenes the Centre for the History of Women's Education, based at The University of Winchester.
Tom Woodin (Editor History of Education Researcher) is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. He has written on worker writers and community publishing in the UK since the 1970s and is currently producing on a book on the topic. He leads two research projects, one funded by the ESRC on the history of the school leaving age (with Gary McCulloch and Steve Cowan) as well as a history of community and mutual ownership for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (with David Crook and Vincent Carpentier). In 2007-8 he was the British Educational Research Association Brian Simon Fellow. His other research interests include education and the co-operative movement, the life and work of Brian Simon, the social history of learning and education in relation to social movements. He co-edits the History of Education Researcher with Susannah Wright.