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The 36th I.S.E.B. Conference
April 11-13, 2018 San Antonio, Texas
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I.S.E.B. (International Society for Educational Biography) invites academics, teachers, graduate students, researchers and anyone who engages aspects of biography in their writing, teaching, research, or other scholarship to submit proposals for its annual conference. Previous papers have come from a variety of disciplines including history, education, English, religion, and many more. We encourage submissions from graduate students.

Possible topics include but are not limited to the following: Collective biographies, role of biography in the history of education, biography and fiction, general biography, plot structures of biographies, biographical criticism, publishing biographies, feminist approaches to life writing, oral history, experimental approaches, ethical issues, methodology, and the use of biography in instruction.

PRESENTATION PROPOSAL INFORMATION: The Conference Program Committee invites individual paper proposals and presentation proposals in other formats (e.g. panel presentation; roundtable discussion; tutorials; workshops). Please complete the Proposal Form to describe your presentation. You will receive notification of proposal acceptance within 21 days. ISEB will provide data projectors. Presenters must bring their own laptops, with appropriate video adaptors (Mac users). For questions, contact Conference Program Chair, Dr. Roy Tamashiro (

Deadline for Proposals: Rolling until all speaker slots are filled.
*NOTE: Earlier proposal deadline will enable presenters to meet their institutional timeline for requesting funding support.


  • Register for the Conference $195 (Pay by Mar. 1, 2018) / $215 (After March 1, 2018)
  • Early Bird Conference Registration Deadline: March 1, 2018
    • Regular Conference Registration Deadline: March 31, 2018
    • On-site ONLY Conference Registration: After March 31, 2018

Membership dues and conference registration fees are separate. All persons presenting papers MUST be current in ISEB dues.
  • Full Membership Dues: $95 [All payments must be in U.S. funds] (includes year subscription to ISEB’s journal, Vitae Scholasticae: The Journal of Educational Biography);
    • Conference Registration: $195 [USD] BEFORE March 1, 2018 (includes lunch), $215 (U.S. funds) AFTER March 1, 2018 (includes lunch).
    • Additional lunch for guests, friends, spouses: $45.00 [USD]
    • Students: Dues & Conference Registration: $30.00 [USD]
    • Subscription to Vitae: $40.00 (extra charge for those who are not members or for graduate student subscription).

*Please complete the membership/conference form at .

Then, pay online at ;

Or, mail dues and registration [Checks and money orders in US funds payable to International Society for Educational Biography] to:
Lora Helvie-Mason,
PO Box T-230
Tarleton State University
Stephenville, Texas 76402
phone: 254.968.9498

Please send changes in contact information to Martha Tevis, Secretary:

(1) Early registration is required for presenters to appear in the program.
(2) All presenters papers MUST be current in ISEB dues. Conference Registration fee is a separate fee from membership dues.
Pay for membership and/or conference
Full Membership: $95 US (includes year subscription to ISEB’s journal, Vitae Scholasticae)

LODGING - The Menger Hotel
Contact the Menger Hotel directly via telephone to secure the discounted room rates. (210)223-4361
Room Rates:

Cut-Off Date: Above Room Block and Group Rate will be held until the Monday, March 26, 2018 at which time unused rooms will be released for resale by the hotel at a rate specified by the hotel. Any reservations received after this date will be based on Room and Rate Availability.

Download a PDF of this Call for Proposals

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See archived information from previous conferences

Future Conferences:

2019 - San Antonio, TX - April 11-13, 2019 @ the historic Menger Hotel

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