Encounters in Theory and History of Education is excited to annoince the recent publication of two edited volumes spearheaded by members of our Editorial Team:

1.  Catholic Education in the Wake of Vatican II, edited by Rosa Bruno-Jofré and Jon Igelmo Zaldívar, is now available from the University of Toronto Press. The book's summary describes it as "the first work dedicated to the effects of the Second Vatican Council on catholic education in various national and cultural contexts. These original pieces, grounded in archival research, explore the social, political, and economic repercussions of Catholic educational changes in Canada, Europe, and South America. The volume provides insightful analysis of many issues including the tensions between Catholicism and Indigenous education in Canada, the secularization of curriculum in the Catholic classroom, Church-State relations and more. The contributors reveal the tensions between doctrinal faith and socio-economic structures of privilege found within the Church and introduces the reader to complex political interactions within the Church itself in the midst of a rapid era of secularization."

2.  Vatican II and Beyond: The Changing Mission and Identity of Canadian Women Religious, written by Rosa Bruno-Jofré, Heidi MacDonald, and Elizabeth M. Smyth, is in the Fall Catalogue of McGill-Queen's University Press. This edited volume "analyzes the national organization of female and male congregations, the Canadian Religious Conference, and the lives of two individual sisters: visionary congregational leader Alice Trudeau and social justice activist Mary Alban. This book focuses on the new transnational networks, feminist concepts, professionalization of religious life, and complex political landscapes that emerged during this period of drastic transition as women religious sought to reconstruct identities, redefine roles, and signify vision and mission at both the personal and collective levels."

Both books explore the impact and context of the Second Vatican Council, but in very different ways.


We would also like to bring an upcoming conference to the attention of our readers. 

1. The 40th annual  meeting of the International Standing Conference for the History of Education (ISCHE) will be held from August 29th to September 1st, 2018 in Berlin, Germany on the campus of Humboldt University Berlin.  The Call for Papers is currently open for submission, and is available in ISCHE's four official languages (English, French, Spanish and German).  The Call for Papers can be found here, and the deadline for submissions is January 31, 2018