Thursday 12th ­ Friday 13th June 2014

Closing date for submissions is 14th March 2014

We are inviting abstracts for a two day Conference held at Canterbury Christ
Church University, Canterbury, Kent, UK.

We are seeking papers which challenge the dominant ideologies and notions of
social justice that are driving current changes in social and educational
policy. We are particularly interested in papers which explore social
justice in relation to children and marginalised young people, including
those from education, health and social care, social policy, housing,
sociology and criminology disciplines. We are also interested in papers
exploring innovative research methods with children and young people. Issues
for papers include:

€ Impact of poverty and inequality on children and young people

€ Marginalisation of children and young people

€ Use of innovative research methods

€ Role of education in reproducing inequality

€ Pedagogies of inclusion in schools and universities

€ Diverse identities of children and young people, including:

€ Gender

€ Sexuality

€ Ethnicity

€ Children in care

Proposals of 300 words are invited for consideration for 20 minute papers
(followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion). Please submit
abstracts to: Charmian Cowie: [email protected]uk

For further information, contact Ruth Rogers at [email protected]
or 01227 782099

Closing date for submissions: Friday 14th March 2014


CFP: Young People’sMigration Within and Throughout Asia

Call for Papers: Young People’s Migration Within and Throughout Asia
*International Workshop Series: The Emotions of Migration*

*Workshop 2
Young People¹s Migration Within and Throughout Asia: Managing Emotions,
Identities and Relationships *

Date: 19 August 2014 to 20 August 2014

York Centre for Asian Research and the Children¹s Studies Program
(Department of Humanities) York University, Toronto Canada

*Call for papers*: Workshop 2 calls for empirical research papers ­
historical and contemporary- on children and young people¹s emotional
experiences of migration within and throughout Asia. Papers should focus on
mixed feelings of (but not limited to) elation, loneliness, hope,
frustration, confusion, relief, fear, freedom and disappointment in the
migration process.

There is a preference for participant-centred research in South and
Southeast Asia prioritizing the following themes:

1. Migration for work and marriage in a historical context (especially
in plantations and estates)
2. Contemporary experiences of moving for work, marriage and school ­
managing mixed feelings
3. Left Behind ­ adjusting to absence and creating and maintaining

*Submission and Funding: *Please submit contact details and paper abstract
(maximum of 300 words) by*April 4th 2014 to *Dr. Kabita
[email protected] <mailto:[email protected]>.

Successful applicants will be notified by late-April and are required to
send in a complete draft paper (6000 ­ 8000 words) by July 8, 2014. Partial
or full funding will be granted to successful applicants. Participants are
encouraged to seek alternate funds for travel from their home institutions


Children and the City Conference

Children and the City

The 5th Annual Conference of the Program for the Master Degree in the Research of Child and Youth Culture with The Sha’ar Zion – Beit Ariela  Municipal Library

March 25th, 13:00-18:30 Tel Aviv University

From Athens to the White City: A History of Urban Childhood

March 26th, 13:00-18:45

Childhood and Youth in Urban Culture

The Program for the Master Degree in the Research of Child and Youth Culture and the Sha’ar Zion – Beit Ariela Municipal Library cordially invite the public to a two day conference titled Children and the City. The first day of the conference will explore the history of urban childhoods, from Athens through Victorian London to 20th century Tel Aviv. The second day will provide a panoramic picture of childhoods in contemporary Tel Aviv, as a case study for modern urban childhoods.

*the conference will be conducted in Hebrew*

For further details and full program: http://tinyurl.com/nm35xbs

New ways to research childhood: Research ethics and critical realism

Please join us for the final seminar in the series: Childhood, rights, research ethics and critical realism: New ways to research childhood with Priscilla Alderson, Professor Emerita of Childhood Studies, Institute of Education:

New ways to research childhood: Research ethics and critical realism

Thursday 13th March, 5.30-7.30, Room 736, IOE, 20 Bedford Way, London

Are justice, respect and avoiding harm universal concepts, or are they simply local ideas that vary in time and place? How can critical realist concepts of being and knowing, and of the four planes of social being, inform research ethics and how they are applied? How do ethics in natural science and in social science research overlap or differ?

To register and for more information contact Rachel Rosen: [email protected].
For more information about the MA Sociology of Childhood and Children’s Rights:http://www.ioe.ac.uk/study/PMA9_CHD91M.html

CFP: AAA Panel on Youth and Social Change

Dear ACYIG colleagues,

We are organizing a panel for this year’s AAA meeting in December in Washington, DC. A tentative title is “Unsettling the Trope of Change: Negotiations with ‘Tradition’ among Contemporary Youth.” Papers on this panel will draw on research with youth (broadly defined) to  unsettle the common dichotomy between change and tradition.

Here we provide a sense of our motivation for this panel, but please excuse the unfinished nature of this description — we thought it would be better to not delay any longer in soliciting interest among ACYIG members.

In our research (Bonnie’s in India, Mindy’s in Mexico and the US), we both work with youth and teens who are generally the first generation in their families to attend school and to plan for (or are currently in) higher education. They have grown up with the goal of producing very different adult identities within society than those of their parents. However, we continue to see unexpected continuitieswith “traditional culture”that do not fit with a Euro-American model of individualization in Late Modernity. We see them often prioritize their family roles and maintain a strong sense of familism, despite simultaneously aiming for such modern economic identities that in the West link to the loss of familism.
While we tend to situate our own research within a context of social change, we realize that we need to unsettle this anthropological trope to enable a more nuanced understanding of growing up, in order to theorize how young people embrace these seemingly conflicting local and global ideals for personhood.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in joining our panel (email: [email protected]). We will need abstracts by the end of March, but need to hear from you soon if you are thinking about submitting with us so that we can plan accordingly.

Thank you for your interest!

Bonnie Richard (UCLA) & Mindy Steinberg (UCLA


Seminar – Children’s Rights in the Netherlands

It is our pleasure to invite you to the Anthropology of Children and Youth Seminar.
The seminar is on Friday 14 March , 10.30-12.00, room Z-113:

A review of early-years childcare services aiming to explore the state of
Children’s Rights in the Netherlands
Olga Middendorp,
Alumna Institute of Education, University of London


Please find enclosed the poster of this meeting, as well as information on the venue. 

VU University is located at a 10-minutes’ walk from Amsterdam Zuid railway station. The Metropolitan Building is located opposite the University’s main building, across the tramway. Tram stop ‘De Boelelaan / VU’ is served by tram lines 5 and 51.
Feel free to communicate information of this seminar to other people who might be interested. 
Could you confirm your participation in the 14 March seminar to us?
We are looking forward to an inspiring meeting!

I-CYS Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Institute for Child & Youth Studies (I-CYS) at the University of Lethbridge seeks outstanding candidates with expertise in Child and Youth Studies to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship.

I-CYS logo

The fellowship is worth $40,000 a year, and is tenable for one year, starting in September 2014. The successful applicant will be based at the Institute for Child and Youth Studies at the University of Lethbridge.

The goals of I-CYS, like Child and Youth Studies more generally, are multidisciplinary. We therefore seek a scholar whose abilities and interests can cross the boundaries of traditional academic fields. I-CYS has a core membership of scholars with expertise in Anthropology, History, Education, Psychology, Neuroscience, and Literary Studies, and we especially welcome applications that engage with these research areas. It is expected that the successful applicant will be co-supervised by Dr. Kristine Alexander (Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Child and Youth Studies) and another member of the I-CYS core directorate according to the successful applicant’s area of study. Please see the I-CYS website for information on potential supervisors.

The fellowship is intended to support original scholarship in Child and Youth Studies. The successful candidate will also support the research programs of I-CYS and the Canada Research Chair in Child and Youth Studies. In addition to pursuing his or her own research, the Child and Youth Studies Fellow is expected to pursue community building and knowledge mobilization by organizing a workshop (the results of which should become a publication) and playing an active role in the Institute for Child and Youth Studies. Possibilities exist for involvement in teaching. The candidate is expected to reside in Lethbridge during the tenure of the award.

Candidates should have completed their PhD within the past five years (2008-present). They should have a proven record of scholarly achievement and a planned research program that expands on their doctoral work or develops new research.

Applications should include a CV, brief research proposal (under 1,000 words), three letters of reference, and one example of your written work. Please submit applications electronically to [email protected].

For more information on I-CYS, please visit our website or like us on Facebook.

The fellow will receive: a research stipend of $2,000, office space, full access to University of Lethbridge facilities, and other research support as determined by need. Most importantly, the fellow will have the opportunity to engage with a dynamic group of faculty and students whose research examines what children and youth mean as social, demographic, artistic, legal, and existential categories.

Review of applications will begin April 30, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is September 2014.

New research scholarship opportunity for EU graduates in children rights

Please find below information on a summer research scholarship. Application deadline is April 1, 2014.

The ChildPact summer research scholarship programme provides a one-time scholarship of 1,000 EUROS  to develop and implement a field-level research initiative in any ChildPact country (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Romania, or Serbia). Chosen ChildPact Scholars will be paired with a ChildPact-affiliated host NGO for field-level access and networking purposes to facilitate research implementation.
Child Pact was formed at the initiatives of Eastern and South Eastern European countries and they are very active in promoting children’s rights in the region. World Vision Romania and Bulgaria played an important role in forming this alliance.

Find more information on the call here: http://www.childpact.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/ChildPact-Summer-Scholarship-2014.pdf