Macerata 12-14 December 2022


International Conference «The School and Its Many Pasts: School Memories between Social Perception and Collective Representation» (Macerata, 12-14 December 2022)

This call for papers is part of the research activities envisaged for the project of significant national interest entitled School Memories between Social Perception and Collective Representation (Italy, 1861-2001). The intention is to continue the line of research inaugurated by the international symposium on School Memories. New Trends in Historical Research into Education: Heuristic Perspectives and Methodological Issues, which took place in Seville in 2015.
The research project focuses on forms of school memory, understood as the individual, collective and public practice of remembering a common school past

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Studying the educational practices of the past as they took place both in and outside schools, implies the existence, preservation and use of the new sources which are the concrete evidence of those practices themselves. These evidences are represented, on the one hand, by the spaces and the material objects which were used in those practices (furniture, objects, teaching aids, schoolbooks etc.) and, on the other, by buy viagra online usa objects that provide information about those practices (such as teachers’ professional memories, exam material, reports of classroom activities, personal testimonies, exercise-books or school-notes, pupils’ works, school photographs and yearbooks, school magazines and so on).

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Since the early modern era, the modern project of education has been closely associated with another modernist project, namely the clear distinction between a purportedly unchangeable ‘nature’, on the one hand, and a historically conceived, changing society, on the other. An exploration of the history of education may reveal that this clear-cut separation has been constantly challenged and undermined by hybrid phenomena and networks between these two realms. Nature has classically been a contentious subject within educational thinking, yet nature has not only been a point of reference for ideas and theories, but for educational practices as well. The European Enlightenment repositioned nature as a determining arena and the backdrop for educational practices.

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