History in Education

Project Summary

This project is hosted by: Institute of Historical Research

Research interests:
Contemporary History, Social Sciences
Project period:
01-Jan-2009 - 11-Dec-1931
Project summary:
The History in Education Project was a major research project set up to look at the development of the teaching of history in English state schools from 1900 to the present day. It was funded by the Linbury Trust and based at the Institute of Historical Research. Under the direction of Professor Sir David Cannadine, from January 2009 the Project’s two academic research fellows, Dr Jenny Keating and Dr Nicola Sheldon, created a ‘history of school history’ across the twentieth century. They looked at archives across the country, gathered a wealth of primary and secondary source material and interviewed a wide range of former pupils and teachers, school inspectors, educationalists and secretaries of state for education.