Conference: Children’s and Young People’s Rights in the Digital Age

The draft conference programme is now online here (PDF)! Registration is open here — the Early Bird fee ends this Friday.

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New book – Doing Style: Youth and Mass Mediation in South India

9780226327853In Doing Style, Constantine V. Nakassis explores the world of youth and mass media in South India, where what Tamil youth call “style” anchors their day-to-day lives and media worlds. Through intimate ethnographic descriptions of college life in Tamil Nadu, Nakassis explores the complex ways that acts and objects of style such as brand fashion, English slang, and film representations express the multiple desires and anxieties of this generation, who live in the shadow of the promise of global modernity. Continue reading New book – Doing Style: Youth and Mass Mediation in South India

Call for Applications – Journal of Research in Childhood Education Associate Editor

unnamed (1)The Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) seeks an Associate Editor for the Journal of Research in Childhood Education (JRCE). ACEI seeks a highly respected education researcher for this position, which will be a volunteer, professional appointment within the field. Continue reading Call for Applications – Journal of Research in Childhood Education Associate Editor

Research Seminar – Playwork: Law and Lore

We are pleased to announce the third Journal of Playwark Practice Research Seminar, Playwork: Law and Lore, to be held at the University of Buckingham on 5th November 2016. We have a great line-up of speakers and the event will also include playwork’s first SIG, which will explore how researchers and playwork practitioners can work together. Continue reading Research Seminar – Playwork: Law and Lore

CFP: Transition, Transaction, & Transgression

The Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers-Camden, New Jersey, USA is proudly sponsoring Society for the History of Children and Youth Ninth Biennial Conference on the theme Transition, Transaction, and Transgression,  to be held June 21-23, 2017. Continue reading CFP: Transition, Transaction, & Transgression

New book: Children on the Move in Africa

9781847011381Elodie Razy and Marie Rodet, eds.
Table of Contents

Preface, by Benjamin N. Lawrance

Introduction – Child Migration in Africa: Key Issues and New Perspectives, by Marie Rodet and Elodie Razy

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Post-docs and PhD studentship

Education systems, aspiration and learning in remote rural settings

Brunel University London is seeking to appoint two post-doctoral research fellows and a PhD student to work on the above project. (A further post-doctoral research fellowship will be advertised shortly at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague.) The research, which is funded by the ESRC-DFID raising learning outcomes scheme and led by Dr Nicola Ansell (Brunel), Dr Peggy Froerer (Brunel), Dr Roy Huijsmans (ISS) and Prof Ian Rivers (Strathclyde), will examine the relationship between aspiration and schooling in remote rural areas of Lesotho, India and Laos. Continue reading Post-docs and PhD studentship

Registration now open: Horrible Histories? Children’s Lives in Historical Context

General registration is now open for the inaugural conference of the Children’s History Society. Hosted at King’s College London from 16-18 June inclusive, the theme is ‘Horrible Histories? Children’s Lives in Historical Contexts’.With keynotes from David Pomfret and the schoolchildren of Bethnal Green and Pimlico Academies, the conference features over 100 speakers from across the globe. Continue reading Registration now open: Horrible Histories? Children’s Lives in Historical Context