Plenary Talk – First Section
"Social change, education and the process of industrialization":
"Gendering the Social History of French Nineteenth-Century Education" - Prof. Dr. Rebecca Rogers (Université Paris Descartes)
Professor in the History of Education at Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité and a member of the research laboratory Cerlis (Centre de recherches sur les liens sociaux). Although American, she has spent most of her adult life teaching within French universities. Specialist in the history of girls’ education in France and the colonies, she has published widely in both English and French on the subject.
Her scholarly activities are oriented to promoting dialogue among historical communities notably through methodological and historiographical articles on the history of education and gender history. Her most recent book A Frenchwoman’s Imperial Story: Madame Luce in Nineteenth-century Algeria (Stanford University Press, 2013) won the 2014 Boucher prize of the French Colonial Historical Society. Elected President of the International Standing Conference for the History of Education in 2015, she is currently at work on a book entitled Travelling Conversations: French Women, Education and Empire (19th-20th century).
Her publications include From the Salon to the Schoolroom: Educating Bourgeois Girls in Nineteenth-Century France (Penn State University Press, 2005), an edited collection of interdisciplinary articles on coeducation, La mixité dans l’éducation : enjeux passés et présents (ENS Editions, 2004), and a collection co-edited with James Albisetti and Joyce Goodman, Girls’ Secondary Education in the Western World: From the 18th to the 20th Century (Palgrave, 2010/2014).
Plenary Talk – Second Section
"The experience of difference, interconfessional relations and secularization“:
"Religious pluralisation, secularisation and an integrated Religious Education for all“ - Prof. Dr. Wolfram Weisse (Akademie der Weltreligionen, Universität Hamburg)
Professor and Director of the Academy of World Religions of the University of Hamburg. His research interests include the empirical and theoretical research in the field of intercultural and interreligious dialogue; interreligious dialogue of stakeholders in a multicultural and at school; ecumenical theology; and religion ad society in national and international contexts. He is the project leader of the international research project “Religion and Dialogue in modern Societies” (Federal Ministry for Education and Research of Germany).
Some of his recent publication are: “La religion à l’école dans le Land de Hambourg“ (in: Jean-Paul Willaime (Ed)(2014) Le défi de l’enseignement des faits religieux à l’école. Réponses européennes et québécois es, Paris: Riveneuve, 67 – 81), Pupils’ View son Religious Diversity and Toler-ance in Hamburg. A Qualitative Analysis. (along with Bianca Kappetijn in: REJA Religious Education Journal of Australia, Vol. 31(1), 10-17, 2015), and Religious Pluralization and Secularization in Continental Europe, with Focus on France and Germany (in: Social Science and Modern Society, Vol. 53, Number 1 (January 2016), S. 32-40).
Plenary Talk – Third Section
"Modernity and multiple identities“:
"The Rise and Limits of Education Policy in Modernity“ - Prof. Dr. Ansgar Weymann (Bremen International Graduate School of Social Science)
Professor of Sociology, University of Bremen, SOCIUM – Research Center Inequality and Social Policy; Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BiGSSS), and Research Center Transitions of the State. Research: Social theory, social change, the life course, education and employment. Professor at American, Canadian, and German Universities. Fellow of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, the Berlin Social Research Center, and the Max-Weber-Kolleg.
Recently published: States, Markets and Education. The Rise and Limits of the Education State. Houndmills/New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2014; Education State. Rise – Challenges – Perspectives (Bildungsstaat. Aufstieg – Herausforderungen – Perspektiven. Springer 2016).