Teaching History in the 21st Century: the 2nd biannual gathering of the Teaching History Conference: May 5-6, 2017 at the University of California, Berkeley.
The Teaching History Conference began in 2015 as a way to bring scholars and practitioners across the K–16 continuum together to discuss history education. More than 150 participants from five different countries—including K–12 teachers, university and college professors, graduate students, and education researchers—began a collaborative dialogue on the unique challenges and opportunities faced by history educators at all levels. This year, the Teaching History Conference will continue and expand on this conversation by considering history education in the twenty-first century, and the ways in which history can respond to our current moment. The conference is co-hosted by the UC Berkeley History–Social Science Project, the UC Berkeley Department of History, and the History Graduate Student Pedagogy Group.
This year, Teaching History in the 21st Century will feature keynote addresses from Anne Hyde of the American History Association Tuning History Project and Professor at the University of Oklahoma, and Kelly Schrum of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and Associate Professor at George Mason University. Bob Bain, Associate Professor in the Department of History and School of Education at the University of Michigan, will serve as the conference moderator.
Registration for the conference is now open: click here! The registration fee includes conference admission, breakfast, lunch, and a reception on Friday. The deadline to register is April 1, 2017.
Because the conference aims to foster dialogue across the K-16 continuum, we encourage classroom teachers, graduate students, faculty, and education scholars to consider attending the conference. K-12 practitioners and university practitioners and scholars have much to learn from one another. In all sessions, all voices are welcomed and respected.
Sarah Gold McBride
Department of History, UC Berkeley
Conference Leadership Team