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MemberMarko Demantowsky


Managing Director and Founder of Public History Weekly, The International BlogJornual
Co-Manager and Co-Founder of #GTS7000. Der Geschichtstalk
Co-Manager and Co-Founder of Index Didacticorum. Research Collaborative Bibliography of History Education

Since 2012 Professor for modern history and history education at at the School of Education FHNW (and managing the Departement for Social Sciences Education incl. History, Geography, Philosophy, Religion and Education) and a member of the Institute for Educational Sciences at the University of Basel (Switzerland). Before 2012 has has hold different positions at German universities: Assistant Professor (Bochum), Visiting Professor (Jena, Siegen) or Research Assistant (Münster, Dortmund, Leipzig). Selected List of Publications and Presentations

MemberJessica DeSpain

Jessica DeSpain is Professor of English at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and is the co-director of SIUE’s IRIS Center for the Digital Humanities. She is the author of Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Reprinting and the Embodied Book (Routledge, 2014), and the lead editor of The Wide, Wide World Digital Edition, an exploration of the reprints of Susan Warner’s bestselling nineteenth-century novel. DeSpain co-edited the collection Teaching with Digital Humanities (U Illinois P, 2018). She also collaborated with faculty in English, History, Education, and STEM on the NSF-funded Digital East St. Louis Project, in which middle school students built a digital project about the history and culture of their city. She is currently the director of the NEH-funded Conversation Toward a Brighter Future project wherein middle and high school students participate in digital storytelling studios about the value of intergenerational relationships and the Digital Community Engagement Pathway an interdisciplinary general education innovation that uses digital humanities practices to address local manifestations of global problems; the project is currently in the planning stages and funded by an NEH Humanities Connection Grant.

MemberHeather Ellis

I am a cultural historian of knowledge, education and ideas. My first book, Generational Conflict and University Reform: Oxford in the Age of Revolution, won the 2014 Kevin Brehony Prize for the best first book in the history of education. My new book, Masculinity and Science in Britain, 1831-1918, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2017. I am currently working on a study of the influence of classical scholarship and ancient natural philosophy on the emergence of the natural and physical sciences in the first half of the nineteenth century for OUP. I am a member of the Executive Committee of the History of Education Society and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.