Updated Call for Papers and new deadline

Due to the uncertainties of the pandemic, the conference will be held online. We are very sorry, since the quality of our conferences stands in the construction of a sense of community. Nonetheless, we wish to guarantee this opportunity to our oldcomers and especially to the new researchers, in these times of isolation and segregation. So, we will revise the program to sustain good enough dialogue and space for reciprocal feedback, using the online facilities in a creative and sustainable way.

Be ready to send your presentation in advance.

The costs of the conference will be communicated as soon as we have an idea of the number of participants.

ESREA’s Life History and Biography Network

Since its first meeting in Geneva, ESREA’s Life History and Biography Network (LHBN) has been a forum for a wide range of researchers, including doctoral students, drawing on different disciplinary backgrounds, and coming from every corner of Europe, and beyond.
The Network has been meeting for 28 years, with annual conferences centred on the role of biographical narratives, storytelling, subjectivity and intersubjectivity, as well as memory, in researching human lives and experiences of learning. Thematic and methodological interests, as well as dissatisfaction with dominant research methods and epistemologies, have drawn diverse researchers together, from different contexts, language communities and varying preoccupations. Our conferences are based on the recognition and celebration of the diversity of methods, approaches and epistemologies in researching adult education and learning. Our aim is to create spaces for dialogue, reflexivity and discovery, in order to sustain trustful collaboration, publications and collaborative research projects.

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Scientific Committee

Members of the Scientific Committee come from Italy, Germany, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
All are committed to facilitate communication across the different languages, to create a learning inclusive community and to offer good critical space for early as well as expert researchers.


Notification of acceptance of proposals for papers, symposia, workshops, or posters after a double blind review: mid January 2021

Final papers
(3000 – 5000 words) should be submitted by 31st January 2021

Recorded presentation: Presentations should be recorded before the conference and will be uploaded to the conference programme. Details shall be provided by January 2021.


The formal conference starts late afternoon Thursday 4th ends at noon Sunday 7th March 2021.

Detailed guidelines for submission, conference arrangements and the conference programme will be made available on the conference website.