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UF college hosts conference of education historians | March 23 - 24

WHAT: 2018 Annual Conference of the Southern History of Education Society (SHOES)

            -- Free and open to UF faculty and students and anyone interested in educational history.

WHEN: Friday and Saturday, March 23-24, 2018

WHERE: Holiday Inn University Center, 1250 W. University Avenue, Gainesville, FL

WHO: Hosted by the UF College of Education and its School of Teaching and Learning

            -- Co-sponsors: UF Office of Research, the History Department and Student Government


-- Sevan Terzian, conference chair, professor, UF School of Teaching and Learning, 352-273-4216

-- Deon Heffington, COE doctoral student, conference planning committee,


The meeting kicks off Friday morning with a panel discussion titled Higher Education in the Age of Trump: Racism, #MeToo, and Anti-intellectualism in the Classroom and on Campus. From there, attendees can choose between more than 35 breakout programs over the two-day event.

Speakers will offer scholarly insights and new research on historical milestones, trends, crises, social and equity issues, and progressive advances in education throughout periods of history from pre-World War I through today.

Program topics include:

  • Teaching Gender and Media in the Era of Cosby and Weinstein
  • First Amendment Arguments on Behalf of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Educators
  • College Sport Facilities and Their Honorees: Who Are We Honoring?
  • Getting Innovative: Practitioner Action Research in the New Millennium
  • A History of American Education Through American Girl
  • What's Sex Got to Do With It: Reconsidering Women's Relationships with Women on College Campuses in the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries

The complete conference agenda finds more than a dozen mostly-southern universities and colleges represented on the speaker. Thirteen UF doctoral students will be among the presenters.

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