Second Call for Papers:
RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, Exeter, UK, 2-4 September 2015
Convened by Dr. Tara Woodyer, Dr. Diana Martin (University of Portsmouth); Dr. Sean Carter, Dr. Philip Kirby (University of Exeter)
Co-sponsored by the Political Geography Research Group and the Social and Cultural Geography Research Group
From the outset, critical geopolitics has emphasised approaches that question spatial distinctions between foreign/domestic politics and political distinctions between formal/popular geopolitics. More recently, feminist contributions to critical geopolitical debates have re-articulated the necessity of including the ‘everyday’ and the ‘ordinary’ into our accounts of the geopolitical, in part to work towards the dissolution of clear-cut distinctions between public and private, and towards the increasing realisation that different scales are not separate but intertwined. Continue reading CFP: Domesticating Geopolitics
The current editors are soliciting candidates for editor (or co-editors) of the journal Children, Youth and Environments. The new editor will assume the position of editor-designate in the summer of 2015 and during the transition will begin working with the current editors Willem van Vliet, Louise Chawla and Fahriye Sancar to become familiar with journal operations and procedures. The editor-designate will assume lead responsibility for the journal beginning in the Spring of 2016, commencing with Volume 26.
We are really pleased with the groundswell of interest in the 2015 ACYIG Conference to be held March 12-15 at California State University, Long Beach! With over 60 presenters on topics as varied as child/youth architectures of play to the value of using child- and youth-centered ethnography to train teachers, the conference is shaping up to be one of our very best. Conference organizers are hard at work; Please look for an email posting the Preliminary Program for the conference around February 15th.
In the meantime, this is a reminder to please book your room(s) soon at the designated conference hotel, the Ayres Seal Beach Hotel. block of rooms has been held for our participants for the special price of $139 per night until February 2nd. To receive this reduced rate, call (562) 596-8330 and mention the conference code ACYIG before then.
Staying at the Ayres Seal Beach hotel is advantageous, because a free shuttle bus will leave this hotel each morning and head back to the hotel in the evening, providing you with transportation to our conference location on the California State University campus (about an 8 or 9 minute shuttle ride away).
And registering for the 2015 conference is also a snap at: https://acyig2015.eventbrite.
Thank you for registering for the Conference soon; the sooner folks register, the sooner we know how many will attend, and the better we can ensure space, food, and programming for all.
We look forward to seeing you soon,
Dear Book Authors,
We have added an additional feature to the ACYIG conference, an area for authors to display their books. If you have a new book you would like to share with conference attendees, please notify Cindy Dell Clark, [email protected] so that space can be researved for you.
More info on the ACYIG 2015 Conference can be found here.
Theory and Method in Child and Youth Research
June 10-12 , 2015
European University Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
We are pleased to announce the 3rd international conference of theInternational Childhood and Youth Research Network (ICYRNet) which isorganized by the Center for the Study of Childhood and Adolescence and the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, European University Cyprus.
Confirmed keynote speakers:
- Jo Boyden, Professor and Director of Young Lives, Oxford University
- Dan Cook, Professor of Childhood Studies, Rutgers University
The Centre for Children and Young People’s Participation
University of Central Lancashire
Harrington Building, Room 338a
February 26, 2015 / 4-5:30pm
Participation in the Corporate Parenting agenda – Can a shift in the power relationship really happen?
Children and Young Peoples Participation Officer, Children’s Services Department at Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
There is increasing emphasis on listening to the ‘Voice of the Child’, especially those children and young people who are, or have been, involved in the care system. For many of these children and young people, the opportunities to influence life changing decisions are often dependent on the relationship with their key workers. This can often prove challenging, given the bureaucratic nature of care processes and procedures. If services are failing to even evidence that they are listening, how can they hope to demonstrate that what they are being told is having an impact and influencing the decisions that are being taken for those children and young people.