XXV INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE HISTORY OF EDUCATION
The pedagogical attraction to the sea during the 20th century
Barcelona, 23, 24 and 25 November 2022
Third circular (Document in pdf)
The XXV International Conference on the History of Education, organized by the Grup
de Recerca en Pedagògic i Social Contemporani (GREPPS) of the University of
Barcelona, and by the Societat d’Història de l’Educació dels Països de Llengua Catalana
(a subsidiary of the Institut d’Estudis Catalans), presents, in this second circular, the
thematic axes that will guide the activity.
The established thematic axes are the following:
1) The sea as a pedagogical landscape
This axis proposes to focus the study on all those educational practices (open-air schools,
school colonies, etc.) that have managed to combine the beach, the land and the water.
There is no doubt that these practices were created under the influence of the spirit of
renovation that appeared at the end of the 19th century and the first decades of the 20th
2) The sea as a means of communication and exchange
The wide horizon drawn by the sea enables the circulation of educational subjects, ideas
and artifacts between different territories from a Mediterranean, European or transoceanic
perspective. It is evident that educational discourses and practices do not remain outside
the future of the world, so a space of historical biography is reserved to follow the study
trips, routes, navigations or exiles of the professionals who are dedicated to teaching, to
education and pedagogy.
3) The sea and the discovery of corporality
The pleasure of being outdoors highlights the importance of the body in education based
on different pedagogical approaches and physical practices (such as Swedish gymnastics,
swimming, games or sports). Also taking as a starting point the hygienist conception of the body,
in addition to promoting a series of values such as sacrifice, struggle and respect
for rules and regulations.
4) The sea and aesthetic education
Plenaryism as a cultural movement allowed us to apprehend in situ the inspiring force of
nature. The presence and contact with nature also had its pedagogical aspect, through
hiking, and in certain educational contexts, more linked to a maritime aesthetic, the
presence of certain disciplines considered marginal to date, such as music, plastic
expression, and poetry was promoted.
5) The sea as a journey: research and teaching in the history of education
This axis of study aims to address historiography and research in the history of education.
As well as in didactics and teaching innovation in the history of education in the university
environment. Likewise, and on the occasion of the twenty-fifth edition of some
international conferences on the history of education such as the present ones, organized
by the Societat d’Història de l’Educació dels Països de Llengua Catalana (subsidiary of
l’Institut d’Estudis Catalans), it is intended to reflect on the role of this cultural society in
the field of education, teaching and the research carried out to date.
Key dates of the conference
December 3, 2021: Deadline for communication proposals. Mail to
It is very important that the FULL NAME OF THE AUTHOR is specified in the
communication proposal; E-MAIL; TITLE of the communication proposal; THEME on
which is inscribed by the circular sent and ultimately SUMMARY of 400-500 words and
the announcement of FOUR KEY WORDS in one of the languages of the conference
(Catalan, Spanish, Portuguese and English).
All authors of the communication must be registered with the Conference. A maximum
of two authors per communication and two communications per participant (regardless
of whether they are individual or joint) is accepted.
January 21, 2022: Notification of acceptance of communication proposals
June 17, 2022: Deadline for early bird registration
May 20, 2022: Deadline for full text submission. Also, some of the papers will be selected, according to the criteria established by the scientific committee, to produce a book by Edicions UB that will be published after the celebration of the XXV International Conference on the History of Education.
Registration and prices
* Until June 17, 2022:
For members of the Society for the History of Education of the Catalan Language Countries: € 100 (includes book of minutes and lunch on Thursday).
For non-members of the Society for the History of Education of the Catalan Language Countries: € 130 (includes minutes book and lunch on Thursday).
For university students, retired and unemployed: € 30 (includes attendance at the conference and lunch on Thursday).
* From June 17, 2022:
For members of the Society for the History of Education of the Catalan Language Countries: € 130 (includes book of minutes and lunch on Thursday)
For non-members of the Society for the History of Education of the Catalan Language Countries: € 160 (includes book of minutes and lunch on Thursday)
For university students, retired and unemployed: € 40 (includes attendance at the conference and lunch on Thursday).
We therefore invite you to participate and prepare your communications and, for any clarification, we are at your disposal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mª DEL MAR DEL POZO ANDRÉS
Degree and PhD in Philosophy and Educational Sciences, with Extraordinary end-ofstudies prize and the Extraordinary Doctorate Award. Professor of History of Education
at the University of Alcalá. Her research interests are: history of urban education,
initialand in-service teacher training, reception and transference of international
educational trends, the role of education in the construction of national identities,
education and gender, and school culture.
Doctor of Philosophy. Professor of philosophy at secondary school by competitive
examination (1983-2011). Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy at the URL (1990-
2021). His field of study has been ancient philosophy. He has participated in national and
international symposia, conferences and colloquia. He has published numerous articles
and books on the subject of his speciality.
JUSTINO PEREIRA DE MAGALHÃES
Historian of Education, Professor at the Instituto de Educação at the Universidade de
Lisboa. Areas of research and publication: History of Education and Schooling; History
of Literacy; History of the School Book; History of Educational Institutions; History of
the Pedagogical Municipality.
We therefore invite you to participate and prepare your communications and, for any
clarification, we are at your disposal: email@example.com and
Barcelona, September 20 2021
Anna Aguilar Porta (Universitat de Barcelona), Meritxell Arderiu
Antonell (Universitat de Barcelona), Jordi Brasó Rius (SHEPLC-GREPPS-Universitat de
Barcelona), Oriol Brugarolas Bonet (Universitat de Barcelona), Elsa De La Fuente Espasa
(CRAI-Biblioteca Campus Mundet), Clara Domènech Vivas (Universitat de Barcelona),
Laura Fontán de Bedout (Universitat de Barcelona), Jordi Garcia Farrero (SHEPLCGREPPS-Universitat de Barcelona), Cristian Martinez Gutiérrez (Universitat de
Barcelona), Sergio Irañeta (Universitat de Barcelona), Eric Ortega Gonzalez (GREMGREPPS-Universitat de Barcelona), Angel Pascual Martin (GREPPS-Universitat de
Barcelona), Karina Rivas Guzmán (GREPPS-Universitat de Barcelona), Oriol Roger Creus
(Universitat de Barcelona), Ferran Sánchez Margalef (GREPPS-Un