About ISEB

The International Society for Educational Biography (ISEB) is an organization dedicated to the exploration of biography in writing, teaching, research, and other professional endeavors. Related research often includes collective biographies, the role of biography in the history of education, biography and fiction, general biography, plot structures of biographies. Biographic criticism, publishing biographies, feminist approaches to life writing, oral history, experimental approaches, ethical issues, autobiographical research, narrative research, methodology, and the use of biography in classroom instruction. Learn about us in our newsletters.

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Our organization publishes an international peer-reviewed journal which we have developed for close to 40 years. We are a generative space for publishing manuscripts focusing on educator’s lives and lives that are educative in all of their forms. We welcome manuscripts, creative essays, methodological engagements, and book reviews that explore the intersections between life writing and education, whether biography, testimonio, narrative inquiry, autoethnography, or other rich forms of inquiry. Direct all submissions and questions to the editor.

Chris Hardy

2024 Conference

The International Society for Educational Biography (I.S.E.B.) invites proposals for its annual conference, to be held in partnership with The Society of Philosophy and History of Education (S.O.P.H.E.), October 3-5, 2024, at the Clayton Plaza Hotel in Clayton, MO.

To reserve a room, please call 1-407-992-7957 and mention ISEB for a discounted rate of $139/night. You can also book online here. To register for the conference, click here.

CONFERENCE THEME: This year’s conference theme is Exploring Wisdom, Welfare, and Warfare. The official call for papers is available here.