05. A Cultural History of Education book series with Gary McCulloch and Heather Ellis

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This month we were joined by Professor Gary McCulloch and Dr. Heather Ellis to talk about the new book series, A Cultural History of Education, which is out now from Bloomsbury. Spanning thousands of years, from antiquity to present day, this ambitious new series takes a thematic approach to the cultural history of education. It traces themes such as church, religion and morality; family, community and sociability; literacies and life-histories; and teachers and teaching across different periods, cultures and societies. In our discussion, series editor Professor Gary McCulloch talks about the background to the series; how we might define the cultural history of education; and the process of developing such an ambitious project. Dr. Heather Ellis, editor of the fifth volume, A Cultural History of Education in the Age of Empire (1800 - 1920), discusses the challenges and opportunities presented by 'empire', how this developed in the volume, and how we might counter 'grand narratives'.
A Cultural History of Education is available now from Bloomsbury.
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