PhD Courses in Denmark


Graduate School, Arts at Aarhus University

In 2024, the Danish School of Education (DPU) at Aarhus University is proud to be the host of ‘the 14th history of education doctoral summer school’, which brings together doctoral students from the whole world to engage in developing their thesis projects together with well-established scholars in the field.

Prior to the acceptance of participation is a review process. See below.





Danish School of Education, Campus Emdrup in Copenhagen, Aarhus University, Denmark

6–8 June 2024

This conference invites applications from postgraduate students in the history of education with an interest in the histories of educational spaces and discourses and new ways of working with images, artefacts, and archives. Leading international historians of education will give lectures and workshops, and offer advice concerning the research process. There will be opportunities for students to discuss their dissertation projects with fellow doctoral candidates and receive comments from prominent scholars in the field.

The summer school started as an EERA pilot project and is the fourteenth conference in a series of successful events that started in Ghent in 2010 and was followed by meetings in Birmingham 2011, Lisbon 2012, Hamburg 2013, Umeå 2014, Luxembourg 2015, Groningen 2016, Porto Conte 2017, Riga 2018, Liverpool 2019, Lyon 2021, Madrid 2022 and Zürich 2023. This session of the summer school is organized by the Danish School of Education at Aarhus University and will be held at Campus Emdrup in Copenhagen. The conference is supported by:

  • Stichting Paedagogica Historica
  • History of Education Society, UK
  • European Educational Research Association (EERA)
  • International Standing Conference for the History of Education (ISCHE)
  • Danish School of Education, Aarhus University
  • The Centre for Danish Educational History, Aarhus University

The number of participants is limited to 25 students. The conference language is English. Participation in the conference is free of charge. Accommodation and meals will be provided, but delegates will have to cover the cost for their travel to Copenhagen. ISCHE travel bursaries are available to students from low-GDP countries.

Closing date for applications is 31 December 2023. Successful applicants will be notified in February 2024. For more information about the summer school and how to apply, please see: