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Make plans now to join us in St. Louis, Missouri
September 30 - October 2, 2021
for a special Combined Fall Conference with
SOPHE!

CALLING ALL LIFE WRITERS!
Do you engage in, produce, teach, or write about any of the following?

• Ethnography or duoethnography
• Autoethnography or autotheory
• Biography or educational biography
• Autobiography or memoir
• Life history or life narrative
• Oral history or family history
Testimonio
• Collective biography or prosopography

SOPHE and ISEB are small but historic organizations that maintain an important space for foundational and biographical scholarship. As the financial pressures and demands in higher education continue to shift, we are working to preserve these important spaces of community and scholarship. Therefore, these two groups are joining together to share conference space in St. Louis. Keep watching for details!

SUBMISSION INFORMATION:
We welcome all those who work with life writing—teachers, graduate students, academics, social workers, and independent scholars—to submit a proposal. The Conference Program Committee invites presentations in the following formats:
1. Paper or presentation (individual or co-authored) on completed or in-progress research or methodological approach.
2. Panel consisting of at least three panel members with related papers or presentations.
3. Roundtable discussion on an open pedagogical, methodological or research issue.
4. Structured Posters
To be considered, please complete the Proposal Form and include an abstract of up to 300 words to describe your proposal. The Conference Program Committee will review your proposal and notify you promptly. Those interested in previous conference information can find it in the ISEB Archive.

CONFERENCE INFORMATION:
Conference Dates: September 30-October 2, 2021
Location: Clayton Plaza Hotel, St. Louis, MO: http://www.cpclayton.com/
Booking a Room: When you contact the hotel, please register in the SOPHE room block.
Deadline for Proposals: July 31, 2021. Proposals received after this date will only be evaluated if there is room in the program.
Early Registration Deadline: August 1, 2021 (a $35 savings!)
Presenter deadline for ISEB registration: September 15th, 2021, after which time you will not appear in the program.

Conference Registration: Members of both organizations will be responsible for paying separate conference registration and organizational membership fees. Registration will include admission to both ISEB and SOPHE paper presentations, poster sessions, and workshops.

ISEB Membership: In addition to the conference registration fee, presenters must be members of ISEB. Membership includes a one-year subscription to the ISEB journal, Vitae Scholasticae. Please note: If a presenter wishes to present as part of/at both ISEB and SOPHE, they will need to pay one conference fee, but both membership fees.


Registration
Advance
After August 1 / On Site
Conference Registration + Full ISEB Membership

$245
$280
Student Conference Registration + Student ISEB Membership (no journal)

$50
$50
Conference Registration + Full ISEB + SOPHE Membership

$295
$320
Student Conference Registration + Student ISEB + SOPHE Membership (no journal)
$80
$80

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS:
ISEB is an organization dedicated to the exploration of biography in writing, teaching, research, and other professional endeavors.

SOPHE is an organization dedicated to promote research and teaching in the historical, philosophical, ethical, and social foundations of education.

Please note: When considering submitting your proposal, SOPHE and ISEB are small but historic organizations that maintain an important space for foundational and biographical scholarship. As the financial pressures and demands in higher education continue to shift, we are working to preserve these important spaces of community and scholarship. Acceptance to our conference means that we are reserving a space for you on the program and organizing the program accordingly. No-shows can have devastating effects for us and for other participants who might have attended in the space we have reserved for you. We ask for you to send early registration if possible and, if accepted, please prioritize your attendance to aid us in our mission of providing a venue for the important work of our members past, present, and future.


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Submit a proposal

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2021








We will host a combined conference with the
Society of Philosophy and History of Education (SOPHE) in St. Louis during the fall of 2021.

We will NOT have an April conference in 2021 or 2022.



See archived information from previous conferences






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