Where Innovative Curriculum Scholarship is Cultivated

We are pleased to announce that the schedule for the 2016 Bergamo Conference has been released.  You can access the schedule at https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/fct/fct16/.  To access your own personalized schedule, be sure to log into the system.  If you do not have a log in, please be sure to create a user account.  

A follow up email will be sent next week with more information about the conference and registration.  If you haven’t registered for the conference, please do so at http://www.cvent.com/d/jfqyqj/4W.  



The Bergamo Leadership Team

Petra Munro Hendry, Ph.D. Louisiana State University

Petra Munro Hendry is the St. Bernard Chapter of the LSU Alumni Association Endowed Professor at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she teaches courses in Curriculum Theory, Curriculum History, Narrative Inquiry and Gender Studies.  She is the co-director of the Curriculum Theory Project (CTP), an interdisciplinary research initiative which endeavors to understand education practice and reform within a broad social, political and cultural framework.  Her scholarship examines the role of narrative in the construction of curriculum history, educational research and teachers’ life histories.  She is the author of five books, including Engendering Curriculum History, (2011) Routledge and Pedagogies of Resistance:  Women Educator Activists, 1880-1960 (1999) Teachers College Press.  Her scholarship has been published in History of Education, Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, Qualitative Inquiry, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education and American Journal of Education. She is currently completing her book Democracy, Education and Nation Building:  Trans-Atlantic, Creole Intellectual Traditions in Louisiana 1699-1868. In 2016 she received the American Educational Research Association, Division B, Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Early Bird Registration


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37th Annual Bergamo Conference on Curriculum Theory and Classroom Practice
Bergamo Conference Center, Dayton, Ohio
October 13–15, 2016
Conference Theme: Curriculum Theory as It Stands



Curriculum Epistemicide: Towards An Itinerant Curriculum Theory

Curriculum Epistemicide: Towards An Itinerant Curriculum Theory

Curriculum Epistemicide: Towards An Itinerant Curriculum Theory

The Bergamo Leadership Group is pleased to announce our second all-conference session —
Provoking Dialogues:
Panel Discussion of João Paraskeva’s Curriculum Epistemicide: Towards An Itinerant Curriculum Theory

Aparna Tarc, York University
Jubin Rahatzad, Purdue University
Nina Asher, University of Minnesota
Mark E Helmsing, University of Wyoming
Chair: Gabe Huddleston, Texas Christian University

Greetings Everyone!

We hope you’ve had a nice summer. As you prepare for your fall conferences, please consider coming to Bergamo on October 13-15th!!!! For those of you who are coming, or who are planning to come, or who would like to think about coming, we invite you to a pre-conference workshop we are calling The Arts of Getting By: A Workshop on the Uses of Objects in Teaching and Research. We are planning a Thursday morning (October 13, from 9am-1pm) of explorations and discussions around how as students, teachers, and researchers make all kinds of lives for ourselves in education. The workshop will explore the passionate relations we craft with objects, including objects that vex and sustain our adventures in teaching and research. We invite teachers, graduate students, researchers, and all other curriculum workers to think through these questions via a series of moderated provocations and conversations. We are hopeful this will provide us all with a nice beginning to the formal conference program beginning Thursday afternoon.

If you would like to attend, please email Jim Garrett at hjames@uga.edu.

For people arriving Wednesday evening, we will gather for informal conversation, meeting and greeting, and local restaurant that we will communicate closer to the time of the conference. We’d be so happy to see you there, and please spread the word to others who you think might be interested.

Remember the deadline for proposals for the conference is August 21st.

Best wishes,

Jim Garrett, Karyn Sandlos, Kevin Burke, and Sara Matthews


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