CFP: Reimagining Beauty and the Beast

One-day Interdisciplinary Conference
University of Bristol – 7th September 2016

Keynote speakers: 

  • Dr. Amy Davis, University of Hull
  • Prof. James Williams, Royal Holloway University of London

Since myths can be made to mean an indefinite number of things, it is more fruitful to study what in fact myths have been made to mean.” Northrop Frye (1957) Continue reading CFP: Reimagining Beauty and the Beast

“Not in His Right Mind”

The Impact of Moral Panics on the Life course of Adoptees Diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder in the United States

by Rachael Stryker Continue reading “Not in His Right Mind”

The Value of Intergenerational Storytelling

The Value of Intergenerational Storytelling

by Sara E. Lahti Thiam Continue reading The Value of Intergenerational Storytelling

CFP – Symposium: Any Signs of Childness?

Peter Hollindale’s Signs of Childness in Children’s Books (1997), 20 years on.
Day Symposium, 05/05/2017
Department of Education, University of York (UK)
H/G21, The Eynns Room 

I wish to argue here that childness is the distinguishing property of a text in children’s literature, setting it apart from other literature as a genre, and it is also the property that the child brings to the reading of a text.  Continue reading CFP – Symposium: Any Signs of Childness?

Seeking Student Contributions for the ACYIG Blog

Hi ACYIG members!  Have you been looking for a creative new course assignment to get students excited about the anthropology of children and youth?  Or have you felt like your anthropology students’ written submissions could benefit from a broader audience? How about asking students to write and comment on blog posts?  The ACYIG blog can publish your students’ work in a special student blog series. Continue reading Seeking Student Contributions for the ACYIG Blog

CFP: Special issue of Children & Society 2018

Children’s and teenagers’ food practices in contexts of poverty and inequality

Guest Editors: Wendy Wills (University of Hertfordshire) & Rebecca O’Connell (Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL)

Contemporary concern with food security and nutritional diets indicates that food and eating are particularly important for children and young people. Children’s and young people’s consumption of food is materialised and made manifest in their physical, emotional and mental health, and intersects with self-esteem and body image, both of which become more salient as they mature. Continue reading CFP: Special issue of Children & Society 2018

Journal of Playwork Practice: Vol 3 No 1 now out

First issue of 2016 now out, with a section on the second Research Seminar

Journal of Playwork Practice (JPP), published in association with Common Threads, is the first academic journal in the playwork field and provides an international platform for the publication and dissemination of scholarship relevant to playwork practice.  The journal is available as a print journal with an online version. Continue reading Journal of Playwork Practice: Vol 3 No 1 now out