Vitae Scholasticae
The Journal of Educational Biography


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Vitae Scholasticae

Editor: Lucy E. Bailey, Oklahoma State University

Vitae Scholasticae is a peer-reviewed journal published twice each year by the International Society for Educational Biography. It has been in existence since 1983. The editors are interested in receiving research-based articles, book reviews and review essays. Use the links above to view guidelines for submissions.

Articles appearing in Vitae Scholasticae are abstracted and indexed in Historical Abstracts and America: History and Life.

Before manuscripts are considered for review, authors must confirm that they have not already been published, are not now in press or under consideration elsewhere and will not be submitted elsewhere while under consideration by the Vitae Scholasticae.

Need more information contact:
Dr. Lucy E. Bailey (lucy.bailey@okstate.edu)



ATTENTION! SPECIAL ISSUE: BIOGRAPHY and TECHNOLOGIES
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The work of life writing has historically relied on the important resources of the physical archive and the craft of interviewing. However, through technological developments, contemporary trends in life writing allow researchers to access digitized documents and records, reach biographical subjects far and wide through email, social networking sites and web pages, write collaboratively through technological tools, and collect data using video, virtual communities, and social media. Once elusive paper records are now available at the touch of one’s fingertips to a keyboard.

Send inquiries or proposals / abstracts (no more than 500 words) and a brief bio (no more than 75 words) to: Dr. Lora Helvie-Mason (helviemason@tarleton.edu) and Dr. Lucy E. Bailey (lucy.bailey@okstate.edu) by August 1, 2018. Final submissions accepted for the special issue are due December 15, 2018.

Editor: Lora Helvie-Mason
Associate Professor and Head, Department of Communication Studies
Tarleton State University
254-918-7620 helviemason@tarleton.edu

Lucy E. Bailey, Ph.D.
Editor, VS: The Journal of Educational Biography
Chair, AERA Biographical and Documentary Research SIG
Social Foundations and Qualitative Inquiry
215 Willard Hall
Oklahoma State University Lucy.bailey@okstate.edu



ATTENTION! SPECIAL ISSUE: FAMILY METHODOLOGIES, volume 2
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Vitae Scholasticae: The Journal of Educational Biography
Call For Papers
SPECIAL ISSUE: FAMILY METHODOLOGIES

Family methodologies: how do they differ from other Life History Research methodologies?

Families are corporeal and relational but they are also the stuff of stories and of culture. Family, like any topic of study, comes with its own tangle of investments, affections and complications. What constitutes "family" varies historically and culturally as well as discursively, and these complex ideas form the ways we imagine and undertake inquiries involving family members and/or ancestors.

This special issue of Vitae Scholasticae: The Journal of Educational Biography focuses on methodological processes, themes, and theorizing in research conducted 'with' or ‘on' family members (Bailey, 2016). We invite essays that explore methodological conundrums, puzzles, and intricacies in researcher/subject relations within the complex memory, empirical, and affect work involved in family terrain.

Bailey has argued that the process of working-the-hyphen (Fine, 1994) in research with/on family members is messy and complex in part because of the discursive and affective investments in family, and because of the complexity of cultural nostalgia that shapes what is silenced/championed in family narratives (Bailey, 2009, 2016). Goodall (2005) has detailed how family silences and archival struggles shaped his inquiry into his father’s life and his own ‘narrative inheritance.” Norquay has taken up the complexity of being a steward for her mother’s archive, an accidental archivist (Silin, 2014) and the negotiations involved in making decisions about ‘private’ materials available to the ‘public’ (Norquay, 2015, 2016). Methodological questions about family research are rich for further exploration.

We welcome the following formats and contributions:
1) full-length biographical, historical, or qualitative scholarship (6,000-8,000 words) that focuses on issues of family in research projects that foreground the methodological processes and complexities of the research;
2) shorter creative pieces (500 to 2,500 words) that explore and represent such complexities in narrative, poetic, or artistic formats.

Send proposals / abstracts (no more than 500 words) and a brief bio (no more than 100 words) to: Dr. Lucy E. Bailey (lucy.bailey@okstate.edu) by July 15, 2017. Final submissions accepted for the special issue are due September 15, 2017.

More information contact:
Dr. Lucy E. Bailey (lucy.bailey@okstate.edu)

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