Education, Knowledge, and Science

The Education/Knowledge/Science (EKS) Network, as one of many parts of the Social Science History Association, brings together scholars across disciplines to the social studies of science, formal education, and processes of knowledge production in broadly historical terms. Current areas of special interest among those within the network include: education and social stratification by race, class, and gender; the history of K-12 and higher education institutions and practices; theoretical bases of social-scientific research; theoretical and methodological engagement between Science & Technology Studies and disciplinary traditions in the social sciences; the politics of expertise; and historical-comparative analyses of science, knowledge, and culture. At each SSHA Annual Meeting, the EKS network sponsors its own sessions as well as collaborates with other networks (especially the Politics and Culture networks) to sponsor paper panels, roundtables, and book panel sessions.

Network Representatives


Apply for the Allan Sharlin Memorial Book Award by June 30th.

The deadline to apply for the President’s Book Award has been extended to July 20th.

View the preliminary program for SSHA 2019.

SSHA 2019 will be held in Chicago, November 21-24, 2019. Click here to register.

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