Thursday, February 2, 2012

Call for Papers: International Society for Educational Biography

The International Society for Educational Biography (I.S.E.B.) invites academics, teachers, graduate students, researchers and anyone who engages aspects of biography in their writing, teaching, research, or other professional endeavors to submit proposals for our annual conference. Previous papers have come from a variety of disciplines including history, education, English, religion, and many more. We encourage submissions from graduate students.

Possible topics include but are not limited to the following: Collective biographies, Role of biography in the history of education, biography and fiction, general biography, plot structures of biographies, biographic criticism, publishing biographies, feminist approaches to life writing, oral history, experimental approaches, ethical issues, methodology, and the use of biography in classroom instruction.

Proposal Information: The refereed conference invites individual papers and panel discussions; other presentation formats are welcome. Generally, the conference schedule allows 30 minutes for individual papers (includes discussion time), and 60-75 minutes for panel discussions and other kinds of presentations.

Submission deadline is March 2, 2012

Proposals should be sent as attachments and include:
  1. A title page which includes title, name of author(s), address, telephone #, fax #, and e-mail.
  2. A 250-350 word abstract describing the importance of the topic, the approach taken & the need for any technology.
  3. Please state any time and day that you cannot present.
Send proposals by surface mail, or e-mail attachment to:
Dr. Virginia Altrogge, School of Education, Webster University, 470 E. Lockwood Avenue,
St. Louis, MO 63119; Phone: (314)246-8725; E-Mail:

Conference information: April 26-28, 2012 in St. Louis, MO at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel, 212 North Kings Highway Blvd., St. Louis, Missouri. Toll Free – 1-877-587-2427 – request reservations Local – 314-633-3000 – request reservations. The rate is $159 US single or double.

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