Join us for The 38th I.S.E.B. Conference & I.S.E.B.’s Ruby Jubilee Celebration
September 29-October 1, 2022, San Antonio, Texas
The majority of papyri from the Arab-Islamic world relate to the countryside, yet most I.S.E.B. (International Society for Educational Biography) invites proposals for its annual conference, to be held in partnership with The Society of Philosophy and History of Education (SOPHE), September 29-October 1, 2022, at the historic Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.
The mission of I.S.E.B is to explore the intersection of biography and education and visiblize educator’s lives and lives that are educative. We are also interested in diverse research and teaching approaches to life writing. We welcome submissions from academics, teachers, graduate students, and independent scholars who engage with dimensions of life writing in their work. As I.S.E.B. celebrates its 40th anniversary, we also encourage submissions that reflect the history of the organization through the lens of individual, group, and community lives.
The conference theme is Life Writing in Historic Times. “Life writing” encompasses ethnography, autoethnography, biography, memoir, life history, oral history, family history, testimonio, as well as letters, interviews, bio-pics, literary texts, arts and performance, and other popular culture products that shed light on the narratives of/about individuals, groups, and communities. Our phrasing, “historic times,” recognizes the urgency of narrating our own time—time marked by political divide, pandemic, and war—and invites conversations across boundaries of disciplines, genre, theory, temporality, and geography about how life writing reflects and contributes to social changes. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following: