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Associations organisatrices / Organising Associations


International Standing Conference for the History of Education (ISCHE)

Since its creation in 1978, The International Standing Conference for the History of Education has organized to:

  • Foster research in the scholarly field of the history of education;
  • Facilitate international contact, intellectual exchange, and cooperation between all who work in the field of the history of education;
  • Develop an appreciation of the field of the history of education;
  • Encourage  the teaching of the history of education;
  • Arrange and promote scholarly meetings, including the annual ISCHE periodic session (annual meeting), seminars, workshops, networks and publications toward achieving these aims.

Society for the history of children and youth (SHCY)

The Society for the History of Children and Youth. SHCY promotes the study of the history of children and youth. The organization

  1. supports research about childhood, youth cultures, and the experience of young people across diverse times and places;
  2. fosters study across disciplinary and methodological boundaries;
  3. provides venues for scholars to communicate with one another; and
  4. promotes excellence in scholarship.

Membership is open to all individuals as well as to cultural and educational institutions. SHCY resources for  scholars and students include regular conferences, an email discussion list (H-Childhood), a website, newsletter, and scholarly journal (The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth). SHCY also hosts a biennial conference held at various locations throughout the world.

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The Disability History Association (DHA)

The Disability History Association (DHA) is an international non-profit organization that promotes the study of disabilities. This includes, but is not limited to, the history of individuals or groups with disabilities, perspectives on disability, representations/ constructions of disability, policy and practice history, teaching, theory, and Disability and related social and civil rights movements.

We define both history and disability widely. This organization is both inclusive and international, reflected in our diverse topics and approaches. Membership is open to scholars, institutions and organizations, and others working in all geographic regions and all time periods.

The DHA offers its members a community of active and interesting historians; access to our resources page, which includes a newsletter, conference information, sample syllabi, and helpful links; as well as an opportunity to help build an exciting field.