On 2-5 September I participated for the first time in the Congresso Brasileiro de História da Educação, which took place in the northern city of Belém: https://xcbhe.com.br/. This biannual conference is organized by the Sociedade Brasileira de História da Educação (http://www.sbhe.org.br/), and this year was hosted by the Universidade Federal do Pará: https://portal.ufpa.br/ I enjoyed … More Congresso Brasileiro de História da Educação
On 27th September 2019 ended the British Library exhibition ‘Writing: Making Your Mark’, which featured items illustrating the evolution of writing and language systems spanning 5,000 years across the world: https://www.bl.uk/events/writing-making-your-mark I couldn’t visit the exhibition because (unfortunately!) I don’t live in London anymore. Bewitched by the art of (hand-)writing in general and letter-writing in particular, … More ‘Writing: Making Your Mark’ as seen in Twitter
On 5-6 August 2019 I run a workshop and gave a talk on my research on the epistolary Bildung of Barbara Bodichon at the decorative arts Estevez Museum in Rosario, Argentina. I was invited by Paula Caldo (Universidad Nacional de Rosario), whom I met in summer 2017 when I first participated in the epistolary panel … More Gracias!
On 29th July – 1st August I participated in the IX Ibero-American Congress on Gender Studies, which took place in Mar del Plata, Argentina. The congress takes place every two years in a different city in Argentina and it gathers academics, artists and activists interested in gender, women, feminism and intersectionality. Besides the panels, the … More Two days discussing epistolarity with South American specialists. What a treat!
On 9-12 July 2019 Espai Hibrid (http://www.espaihibrid.udl.cat/) and Epistolarity attended the biannual conference of the Spanish History of Education Society (https://sedhe.es/), which took place in Monforte de Lemos, Galicia. We run our workshop “Epistolary Education: the dialogical and collaborative construction of knowledge”, this time with academics as participants. They were all historians of education coming … More Testing epistolary education out…with academics!
This month the Catalan public institution Memorial Democràtic published a monograph on the history of the women’s suffrage movement in the West: Sufragisme i sufragistes: reivindicant la ciutadania política de les dones, edited by Susanna Tavera and Josep Lluís Martín Berbois. I absolutely adore the book cover! An early 20th century woman riding what looks … More Publication: Sufragisme i sufragistes: reivindicant la ciutadania política de les dones
I’m currently in Madrid to participate in the biannual conference of the International Auto/Biography Association (IABA), which includes the editorial board meeting of the European Journal of Life Writing. Making the most of my stay in this fantastic city, I’ve met friends to catch up. On my way back home from the cinema (we’ve watched … More An epistolary name for a hotel, why not?
On 4-5th June 2019 Espai Hibrid (http://www.espaihibrid.udl.cat/) and Epistolarity visited the state primary school Lluis Castells, located in Riudaura, near Olot. This school employs a teaching method that promotes the active and autonomous participation of pupils (aged 3 to 12) in their own learning process. The pedagogy consists of starting the school year with a … More School visit in Riudaura
On 3rd June 2019 took place in Lleida University the fourth edition of the Roehampton-Lleida seminar series “Education and Life Writing: Interdisciplinary Narrative Research”. Our guests, Professor Ivor Goodson (Brighton University) and Professor Charly Ryan (Winchester University) read each a paper that you can watch here: Charly Ryan, Gloria Jove, Ivor Goodson, Meritxell Simon-Martin La … More 4th “Education and Life Writing” Seminar
Are you attending EERA Summer School 2019 in Brno? The journal History of Education Researcher is looking for reporters! We are planning to include an account of this now classic summer school in our November 2019 issue. Would you like to be part of our team? Contact us: Sue.Faithful@winchester.ac.uk Meritxell.smartin@Roehampton.ac.uk