tudy, teaching and research in the history of education

Dictionary of Educational History in Australia
and New Zealand (DEHANZ)

In 2013 ANZHES established the Dictionary of Educational History in Australia and New Zealand (DEHANZ).


The Dictionary will grow in size as entries are accepted for publication.

Intention of the Dictionary

One of the aims of ANZHES is to “collect and distribute information relating to study, teaching and research in all fields of the history of education”. With the possibilities inherent in new information technologies, this is easier to do than in the past. There is a gap between ANZHES’ publication of research (History of Education Review) and the dissemination of more accessible writing in the field. The Dictionary will rely on the voluntary contributions of scholars across the fields of educational, childhood and youth history. The Dictionary will start small, but over time is expected to develop as a comprehensive and reliable guide to all areas of educational history in Australia and New Zealand.

Invitation to contribute

Scholars of educational, childhood and youth history in New Zealand and Australia are invited to contribute ideas for entries, and entries in accordance with the guidelines below.

Guide lines for suggested entries

Entries between 500 and 3000 words are invited that cover significant:

in the history of education in Australia and New Zealand.

Entries should be written so that students from senior high school, and readers from that level in the public might easily understand the texts. If technical language and terms likely to be unfamiliar to such an audience are used, and that is to some degree inevitable, a glossary should be situated at the end of the entry.

Submitting entries

Send ideas and topics for one or more entries to the editors of the Dictionary. Very briefly tell the editors about your expertise and the proposed entries. Use the following email address:


The editors will reply to you promptly either accepting your proposed entries and/or suggesting development of the proposal.

Where proposals are accepted, the editors will send you the guidelines and framework/template for the writing of entries.

Send entries to editors. They may suggest amendments, send entries for review, accept or decline entries. This should occur expeditiously.

Entries will be published on the DEHANZ website.

Editors and Editorial Board

For 2013 and 2014 the ANZHES Executive Committee appointed the following as foundation editors of the Dictionary. They constitute the DEHANZ Editorial Board:

Associate Professor Josephine May, University of Newcastle, Australia (Chair of Board)
Associate Professor Jenny Collins, UNITEC Institute of Technology, New Zealand
Associate Professor Craig Campbell, University of Sydney, Australia

Publication schedule

The web-site was launched at the ANZHES conference in Brisbane in December 2013. It began with nine main entries.


All business associated with DEHANZ will be conducted through the dedicated email address. Queries and entry proposals are welcome, as are suggested additions and corrections to published entries as they occur.