History & Education Students Head to Nashville to Present their Research

| October 25, 2013

The History and Education program at Teachers College is proud that six of its doctoral students will be presenting their work at the annual History of Education Society conference this fall. The conference, which will be held in Nashville, Tennessee from October 31 through November 3, features distinguished educational historians and students from across the country who will participate in panel discussions, paper presentations, and guided tours of the city.

On November 3, five of the six participating students will be presenting on a panel titled “In and Out of School: New York City Students and Their Neighborhoods,” chaired by History and  Education’s Prof. Bette Weneck. The students and their papers, which explore the histories of different communities in New York City and relationships to their schools, are:

  • Jennifer Boyle, “As Central Harlem Goes, So Goes America”: St. Philip’s Outreach to a Community in Need”
  • Deidre Flowers, “Harlem’s Schools: The Fight for Education Equality during the Civil Rights Movement”
  • Viola Huang, “The Role of German Superiority in Nineteenth Century Little Germany
  • Jean Park, “Unity in Uniforms: Catholic Schooling in New York’s Chinatown”
  • Antonia Smith, “Puerto Rican Student Experience in the NYC Chelsea Community of the 1950s”

Eric Strome’s presentation on “Notes Toward a History of the Seminar: Clarifying the Use of the German University in Historical Explanations of the Development of American Higher Education” will also take place on November 3, as part of a panel on the history of higher education.

The doctoral students are looking forward to the opportunity to learn from their esteemed colleagues and to share their work at the History of Education Society this year.

All three History and Education program faculty will be in attendance at HES to present their own work and support students in their presentations. Along with Prof. Weneck’s role as chair and discussant for the students’ panel, Prof. Ansley Erickson will be presenting a paper in an educational policy panel, “How Difference” Undermined Desegregation: Curriculum in the 1960s and 1970s” and contributing to a panel discussion on the place of history of education in relationship to new trends in history scholarship. As Prof. Erickson’s own research focuses on Nashville, she helped organize a tour of local history of higher education and a session on local desegregation history as well.

For more information on the History of Education Society’s conference, see http://www.historyofeducation.org/index.html