The Teaching History Conference (2017)

2nd Biennial

Teaching History in the 21st Century

May 5–6, 2017


The Teaching History Conference began in 2015 as a way to bring scholars and practitioners across the K–16 continuum together to discuss history education. More than 150 participants from five different countries—including K–12 teachers, university and college professors, graduate students, and education researchers—began a collaborative dialogue on the unique challenges and opportunities faced by history educators at all levels.

This year, the Teaching History Conference will continue and expand on this conversation by considering history education in the twenty-first century, and the ways in which history can respond to our current moment. We conceive of this theme as inclusive of—but not limited to—teaching history in a digital context as well as the historical context for considering contemporary issues.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Anne Hyde - Faculty Director, American Historical Association’s Tuning Project  | Professor of History, University of Oklahoma 
  • Kelly Schrum - Director of Educational Projects, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media | Associate Professor, Higher Education Program | History and Art History, George Mason University

Conference Moderator: Bob Bain, Associate Professor, History and Education, University of Michigan

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Hosts: UC Berkeley History–Social Science Project, UC Berkeley Department of History, and UC Berkeley History Graduate Student Pedagogy Group

Sponsors: American Historical Association, Bay Area Council for the Social Studies, California History-Social Science Project

Partners: The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in History, UC Berkeley Office of International and Area Studies, Arizona State University School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies and Facing History and Ourselves - Bay Area. 



The goal of this conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners across the K-16 continuum to engage in informed conversation about the theory and practice of teaching. K-12 practitioners  and university practitioners and scholars have much to learn from one another. In all sessions, all voices are welcomed and respected.

If you need accommodations  in order to fully participate in the conference, please email

Find us on Social Media: @TeachHistConf  #TeachHist17   

Questions? Contact the conference committee at

Link to 2017 CFP.

Link to Conference Flyer

Information about the 2015 Teaching History Conference.


Friday, May 5, 2017 - 9:00am
History Educators
University of California, Berkeley
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May 5-6, 2017