History and Education


This SIG aims to develop a vibrant and supportive community of scholarsworking in the fields of History Education and Historyof Education. The SIG will provide opportunities to advance innovative and robust research in the history of education and history education, foster national and international networks among scholars and thebuilding of cross-institutional research partnerships, and actively mentor early career researchers and doctoral students working in history and education.

This SIG encompasses researchers working in two related but distinct areas of scholarship and teaching: history education and curriculum in schools, and historical studies of education, including history of curriculum, and the philosophy and history of ideas in education. Rich opportunities exist to further build research strengths in this area and to foster methodological and conceptual innovation in both history education and historical studies of education.

Research interests:

  • Histories of education – across all sectors, formal and informal
  • Transnational and comparative histories of education
  • Curriculum history and the curriculum of history
  • Public pedagogy and history
  • Historical thinking
  • Oral and life history in education
  • Temporality, place and material cultures
  • Emotions and memory
  • Post colonial and decolonizing histories of education
  • Feminist and gender history and education
  • Historiographical debates – methods and concepts

Upcoming Events:

Critical Reflections on the legacy of Peter Seixas on Australian History Education

In conjunction with the History Teachers' Association of Australia annual conference, the AARE History and Education SIG is hosting a mini symposium.

When: Friday 6 October 2023, 2:00 - 4:30pm AEST

Where: Online and in person at the ANU, Canberra.

This symposium aims to honour and to critically reflect upon the legacy of the late Professor Emeritus Peter Seixas on Australian history education.