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Graduate Seminar: For a polycentric history of education: contesting center-periphery paradigm

Dr. Diana Gonçalves Vidal
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The Theory and History of Education International Research Group, the Faculty of Education, and the Department of History are pleased to announce two internationally renowned speakers coming to Queen’s on February 21 and 22, 2023. All are welcome to join us as we examine the history of education from an international, polycentric, and decolonizing lens!

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
3:45 – 5:15 pm
Vernon Ready Room (VRR)
Duncan McArthur Hall, 511 Union St.

The center-periphery paradigm crystallizes structures of domination, produces subalternities in the historiographical discourse, and under-evaluates crossbreeding, hybridizations, cultural appropriations, and agencies. To explore the possibilities of a polycentric history of education, a case study within the scope of the transnational history of education, intertwining Brazil, Portugal and France will be discussed.

Prof Dr. Diana Gonçalves Vidal is full professor at the University of São Paulo. She is a member of the Editorial Board of ISCHE/ Palgrave Macmillan’s Global Histories of Education, Senior Editor of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education and coordinator of the Project Knowledges and practices in borders: toward a transnational history of education (1810–...). Her research interests include the New Education, school culture, school practices, historiography of education, connected and transnational history and digital humanities.


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