Remember that proposals for the Bergamo Conference are due this week, August 10. We are looking forward to receiving and reviewing your proposals to present at this year’s conference, October 10-12, 2019, the 40th conference of JCT held in Dayton, Ohio.
Just two weeks ago we announced that Janet Miller will be our keynote speaker on Saturday October 12, and two amazing colleague scholars from the curriculum field will also be joining us as keynote speakers: Rubén Gaztambide-Fernandez on Thursday night October 10 and Theodorea Berry on Friday night October 11. We are so pleased to have all three of these great scholars with us for the conference, to share in our time together and to speak directly to us about their work. More details about their talks will be forthcoming.
Also, please join me in thanking Rouhollah Aghasaleh, special edition editor and organizer, for the outstanding special issue of JCT just published at our website on Post-Truth. Go to http://journal.jctonline.org/index.php/jct to take a look at the articles. This is a thoughtful, stimulating, and provocative set of articles, several of which I’m already working into my Fall reading for students. Be sure to read Rouhollah’s acknowledgments at the end of his opening piece, noting the many hearts and minds that contributed to this timely special issue.
Finally, when we return to Dayton in October, we will be returning to a great city, torn apart by violence. Dayton recently lost much in devastating Spring tornados, and of course this weekend, like El Paso, lost more citizens in a mass shooting that claimed so many lives. But as an Ohioan, I can attest to the robust and indefatigable spirit of our citizens, who are tough and kind and good. My hope is that much will change in the meantime, and that we will be steps down the road toward healing, and perhaps further into the complicated conflicts that could yield justice, and peace. I hope.
Best regards to all, Tom Poetter, JCT Editor