History & Historiography (F)
History & Historiography (F)
Welcome to the Division F Website

A Message from the Vice President:

Greetings Division F members, 

I hope you are well and enjoying a safe start to the summer. It was great to see so many of you in Philadelphia for the AERA annual meeting. We enjoyed a robust conference schedule in Division F with twenty-two sessions, two cosponsored sessions, an engaging mentoring seminar, and a supportive fireside chat with graduate students. We supported two junior scholars with research grants. Finally, historians of education also sat on three presidential sessions. 

The annual meeting would not function without your service. Thank you to all who reviewed, chaired, and discussed sessions. I would like to recognize the work of Dr. Christine Woyshner, Dr. Mirelsie Velázquez, Dr. Kim Ransom, Dr. Atiya Love, Dr. Theo Moton, Nathan Tanner, and Chris Getowicz for their support in planning the program and for showing up to make sure Division F moves forward in critical ways. Also, a special thank you to Dr. Mirelsie Velázquez, Dr. Christine Woyshner, Dr. Kim Ransom, and Nathan Tanner for their service. We welcome Dr. Michael Hevel (Program Chair), Dr. Camika Royal (Mentoring Chair), Dr. Alexander Hyres (Secretary), Dr. Jackie Pedota, and Darion Wallace to the leadership team. 

Looking forward to seeing you again soon. 

In service and with gratitude,


Divison F 2025 Annual Meeting Call for Submissions


AERA Division F – 2025 Annual Meeting Call for Proposals

Division F: History and Historiography

Program chair: Michael Hevel

The Division F Program Committee invites submissions addressing all periods and topics in the history and historiography of education, especially those that contextualize current debates in the field of public education. In keeping with the 2024 AERA program theme, “Research, Remedy, and Repair: Toward Just Education Renewal,” we welcome submissions that use historical analysis to reshape current understandings of the past to help explain the present and guide the future, to inform coalition building through community-based organizing, and to engage with public-facing projects that use history to build a more inclusive and justice-centered present.

Division F welcomes innovative formats for research presentations. We also seek submissions that incorporate new strategies, media, and other formats of public scholarship into the 2025 Annual Meeting, as well as submissions that will draw interest both within Division F and beyond. Projects that address the current challenges in schools are encouraged. We are particularly interested in responding to this year’s call to action that asks us “to share insights from our work toward a goal of improving education for all and to remind ourselves of the critical importance education holds in realizing democratic ideals.” Such research is critical to the urgent need to “confront racism and ethnic discrimination, violent extremism, political repression and polarization, climate change, science denial, deepening racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and linguistic segregation and inequality, and the ongoing loss and trauma related to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

In recognition of this call, Division F continues to challenge scholars and practitioners to interrogate linkages between education research and public policy, examine how migration and immigration transformed the United States landscape, enrich our understanding of the experiences of underrepresented groups as part of diverse democracies, and use innovative theoretical frameworks that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries. We seek studies on the history of Black, Asian American, Latina/o/x, Pacific Islander, Native American, and LGBTQ+ education, as well as investigations of the education of contemporary immigrant groups, the working classes, and intersectional analyses. We also look for historical and comparative studies on topics such as colonial education, Indigenous education, civic education, sexuality and gender in education, rural education, urban education, suburban education, religion and education, education and state formation, education and the law, teachers’ work, curriculum and instruction, and com­munity-based education.

Submissions should clearly identify the historical sources on which the study is based and discuss the paper’s larger significance within the historiography and/or scholarly literature of the topic and/or period. All submissions, whether papers or sessions, will undergo blind review; thus, they must not include author identification.

Questions related to the Division F Call for Submissions and review process can be sent to the program chair: Dr. Michael Hevel, University of Arkansashevel@uark.edu. We look forward to your submissions and working with you as a presenter, discussant, or chair.

We look forward to your submissions and working with you as a presenter, discussant, or chair.

AERA 2025 Annual Meeting Call for Papers and Session Submissions


Denver, Colorado
April 23–27

Deadline for Submissions: July 26, 11:59 p.m. PT 

The Call for Submissions for the 2025 AERA Annual Meeting is now open. The deadline for submissions will close on July 26 at 11:59 p.m. PT. 

The 2025 AERA Annual Meeting will be held in Denver, Colorado, from Thursday, April 23 to Sunday, April 27, 2025. The theme is "Research, Remedy, and Repair: Toward Just Education Renewal."

The portal must be used for all paper or session submissions for consideration by a division, special interest group, or committee. Please review the Call for Submissions as it contains important information about this year's Annual Meeting theme and submission requirements.

How to Submit:

1. Please review the Call for Submissions (PDF)
2. Log in
3. Click "My AERA" at the top of the page
4. Scroll down to the 2025 Annual Meeting and click "Online program portal"

Thank you for your continued interest in participating in the AERA Annual Meeting. The AERA Meetings Team stands ready to assist you with any questions or concerns. Please contact us by e-mail at annualmtg@aera.net or phone 202-238-3200

2024 Call for AERA Award Nominations

The American Educational Research Association (AERA) seeks nominations for the 2024 AERA awards honoring excellence in education research. The submission deadline is Thursday, October 12, 2023, at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. Please click here to read the call for nominations. All nominations must be submitted electronically, using the AERA award nomination e-form, on or before the deadline. The award nominations portal and listings of past awardees can be accessed on the AERA website at https://www.aera.net/About-AERA/Awards.

Specific nominating criteria are detailed for each award in the online portal and via the links below. Note that supporting materials may include curriculum vitae, letters of support from other AERA members familiar with the nominee’s work, sample publications, and additional information on the nominee’s accomplishments.
For information about an individual AERA award or to submit a nomination for a specific award, please click the name of the award below:
The 2024 award recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony and celebration at the 2024 AERA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, April 11-24, 2024.
If you have any questions, please email governance@aera.net or call (202) 238-3204.
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