Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting
2023 Annual Meeting - Program

Teaching History

Special Interest Group Program

American Education Research Association Annual Meeting

“Interrogating Consequential Education Research in Pursuit of Truth”

Chicago: April 13-16, 2023 / Virtual: May 4-5, 2023


SIG Business Meeting

Sunday April 16 11:40am to 1:10pm cdt

Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk, Level 4, Sheraton Ballroom I


Dr. Noreen Naseem Rodríguez, University of Colorado Boulder

The SIG Business Meeting will also include reports from the SIG Board and an introduction to newly elected SIG Board members.

Social Studies Research SIG and Teaching History SIG Joint Reception

Saturday April 15 7pm to 8:30pm CDT

Sheraton Grand Chicago Riverwalk, Level 2, Michigan A


Teaching History SIG Sessions

Friday April 14th

Paper Session: Engaging Students in History Through Multiple Means

Time: 11:40am to 1:10pm CDT

Location: Swissôtel Chicago Event Centre, 1st Floor, Gallen 3

Chair: Hanadi Shatara, University of Wisconsin LaCrosse

Discussant: Jenni Conrad, University of Pennsylvania

Toward Posthumanist Historical Thinking: History Education Beyond Anthropocentrism

Mark Helmsing, George Mason University; Bretton A. Varga, California State University - Chico

Student Teaching Controversial and Sensitive History: Identity, Context, and Affective Dilemmas 

Judy L. Pace, University of San Francisco

History in the Margins: A Critical Multicultural Analysis of George Washington Picture Books

Gretchen Hohmeyer, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

“Museums are Wormholes to Other Worlds”: Art Museums as Sites of Teaching History Pedagogy 

Michael Joseph, University of Texas at Austin; Joanna Batt, University of Texas at Austin

Challenging Epistemologies in History Education: Black Communities, the Underground Railroad, and 3D-Printing Material Culture

Grant R. Miller, Southern Illinois University; Peter M. Nelson, Southern Illinois University; Scott W. Boatright, Southern Illinois University

Saturday April 15th

Roundtable Session: Encountering Historical Inquiry Through Race and Culture (Table 14)

Time: 9:50am to 11:20am CDT

Location: Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, B2 Level, Imperial Ballroom

“Share your talents…”: The Linguistic Practices One Teacher of Color Uses to Support Historical Inquiry

Sarah Day Dayon, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Encountering Difficult Histories: (Re/de)flecting Among Elementary and Secondary Preservice Teachers

Jesus Tirado, Auburn University; Sara B. Demoiny, Auburn University; Terrance Joshua Lewis, Auburn University; Kristen Duncan, Clemson University

Intercultural Historical Inquiries – Design Principles and Models 

Maria Johansson, Karlstad University; Kenneth Nordgren, Karlstad University

Roundtable Session: Historical Inquiry Through Literacy Practices (Table 18)

Time: 11:40am to 1:10pm CDT

Location: Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, B2 Level, Imperial Ballroom

Historical Literacies: Toward a More Expansive, Hybrid and Critical View of Disciplinary Literacy in History

Alina Lewis, University at Albany – SUNY

Using Multiple Historical Sources in Students’ Argumentative Essay: Moving Beyond a Single Story

Eric Claravall, California State University - Sacramento; Elizabeth Isidro, Western Michigan University

The Stories of Great Men: Historical Agency in Evangelical Christian American History Textbooks

Anne Aydinian Perry, University of Houston; Dean P. Vesperman, University of Wisconsin - River Falls; Matthew Missias, Grand Valley State University; Whitney G. Blankenship, San Antonio College


Virtual Conference: May 4th and 5th

Virtual Poster Session

Time: May 4th 8am to May 5th 6pm CDT

Location: SIG Virtual Rooms, Teaching History SIG Virtual Poster Room

Creative Insubordination In Hostile Times: Award-Winning History Teachers' Disciplinary Navigation Of Anti–"Critical Race Theory" Efforts

Charley Brooks, University of California Santa Cruz


2023 Annual Meeting - Call for Submissions

Teaching History SIG Call for Submissions

The Teaching History Special Interest Group is a space within AERA for researchers of history education to examine important topics related to teaching and learning, teacher education, and curriculum development. As defined in our mission statement:

To provide a forum for the presentation, discussion, and encouragement of research on and deliberation about the teaching of history.

We invite you to submit your research at the 2023 Annual Meeting through the Teaching History SIG. We encourage work that is exclusively related to teaching and learning history. It is our hope that a broad range of work will be represented, that includes diverse methodologies, perspectives, and places. Aligning with the 2023 AERA Annual Meeting theme, we encourage submissions that interrogate the role of history education in the pursuit of truth and equity, and co-construct inquiries in solidarity with underrepresented groups in the study of the past. We look forward to receiving your submission and hope to see you in Chicago or via virtual platform!

Read the full SIG Call for Submissions here: TeachingHistorySIG23CallforSubmissions.pdf

We strongly encourage you to send this call for submissions to any graduate students or colleagues who may not be a member of our SIG. 

Questions about the submission process? Contact the Teaching History SIG Program Chair: Tadashi Dozono (California State University Channel Islands) at



2022 Graduate Student Paper Award

The AERA Teaching History SIG confers a Graduate Student Paper Award every two years. The next award will be given at the 2022 Teaching History SIG Business Meeting. We encourage graduate students who presented a paper at Teaching History SIG sessions at the 2021 Annual Meeting or accepted to the 2022 Annual Meeting to be nominated or self-nominate. Please read the below Call for Graduate Student Paper Award Nominees and complete eligibility requirements.

2022 Call for Graduate Student Paper Award Nominees

Questions? E-mail SIG Chair Christopher Martell (University of Massachusetts Boston),