Welcome to the Seventh Nordic Educational History Conference in Trondheim, September 19-20, 2018


The theme for the seventh Nordic Educational History Conference is education and society in change. How has education and upbringing dealt with societal challenges and needs throughout the ages? How can educational history contribute in meeting today’s societal challenges – such as increasing inequality, migration, climate change and technology? In what way can we best investigate these challenges historically?

The theme of the conference is wide and invites to multiple reflections and analysis. Educational history is today an interdisciplinary research field that includes researchers from various academic disciplines and has a broad thematic scope – from childhood history and youth history, through school, university and church history, to pedagogical history and ideology. We hope that the conference will highlight issues related to the theme of the conference with multiple historical perspectives and methods.

The previous six conferences have been held in Sweden. The Seventh Nordic Educational History Conference will be arranged at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim in Norway. Organizer is the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning in collaboration with the Utbildningshistoriska nätverket, Nordic Journal of Educational History and a national program committee.


After the conference, the Nordic Journal of Educational History will publish a special issue with contributions from the conference. All conference participants are invited to submit papers for peer review.


The conference languages are Scandinavian and English.

Paper proposals

Proposals for both sessions (minimum three papers) and individual papers might be submitted.

Proposals must be submitted by January 31, 2018.

Call for papers

RSB registration


Registration is now closed.

RSB time place

Time & place
19-20 September 2018
Trondheim, Norway
Sparebank 1 Conference center
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