The 2011 EERA Histories of Education conference, entitled Researching Histories of European Educational Spaces, Discourses and Sources was held at the University of Birmingham from 9-12 June 2011. It was postgraduate history of education researchers registered at European universities and post-doctoral historians of education who are interested in the histories of European educational spaces and discourses and new ways of working with images, artefacts and archives. Leading international historians of education were present to offer advice about the research process, including publication, and there were opportunities for students to discuss their research topics and to network.

This conference followed on from the very successful summer school held in Ghent in 2010. This was supported by the European Educational Research Association, the Paedagogica Historica Foundation, and the International Standing Conference for History of Education (ISCHE). Additional support this year was offered by the journal Educational Review.

The event is organised by EERA Network 17 ‘Histories of Education’ and the Universities of Birmingham, Cambridge, Leuven and Oxford.