Call for Papers

Oxford Ethnography and Education Conference 2022 

Monday 12th to Wednesday 14th September

We look forward to a continuing stream of international discussion that focuses on educational contexts and issues through ethnographic approaches. The conference will be held again at New College Oxford. New College was founded in 1379 by William of Wykeham, and is located on a historic site in the centre of the city. The conference is planned as an entirely in-person event.

We always have a large representation from outside the UK – over 50% – and we hope this will continue. As many of you know, we publish a journal, Ethnography and Education, for which papers from the Oxford Ethnography Conference provide a rich resource.

The registration fee for the two-day conference will be £420 (excl. accommodation). PhD students have a reduced fee of £295 (excl. accommodation). The fee includes:

*   Tea, coffee and lunch available on Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th September

*   A year’s subscription to the Ethnography and Education Journal.

Conference Culture

We aim to create a positive and collegial atmosphere, and there will be ample opportunity for people to meet, talk and socialize. As in previous years, all papers will be circulated before the conference via the conference website, to enable 40 minute sessions to be developed almost entirely to a discussion of the research findings, methods and wider issues attached to each paper.

We hope delegates will actively participate in the conference and we encourage all delegates to chair at least one session of their choosing (decided on a first come first served basis once a draft timetable has been set).

The number of papers will be limited in order to maintain a high degree of interaction in the sessions. Consequently, abstracts should provide clear evidence of a contribution to knowledge of the education sphere and details of ethnographic methodology.

Abstract SubmissionElectronic abstracts of between 300-500 words should be sent as a word document and as a separate attachment on the template you can download by clicking here to Lisa Russell ( by Friday 18th March 2022 and authors will be notified of paper acceptance soon after. The abstract should include details of ethnographic methodology, research aims, findings and contribution to the field if a substantive paper. Methodological papers are also welcomed. Full papers of up to 7000 words are to be submitted by Friday 12th August. Registration for the conference will close on 19th August 2022

Booking will open in April after delegates have had their abstracts approved. Conference and accommodation booking will be available online. Accommodation costs will be advertised online when booking opens.

Please note: previously submitted abstracts for conferences cancelled in 2020 and 2021 must be updated and resubmitted for consideration for the 2022 conference.