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CFP – The Law and the Child in Historical Perspective, 1400-2000

The Law and the Child in Historical Perspective, 1400-2000

June 1-2, 2014
University of Minnesota Law School,
229 19th Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55455

The study of the history of children, youth and childhood has grown dramatically in the last two decades, making age a new category of historical analysis.  The Law and the Child will focus on law’s central role in changing understandings of childhood and children’s experiences, considering among other things selfhood, family, market relations, society, and state.  Our hope is for a broad reach geographically and chronologically, from the Medieval World to the Twenty-First Century, and for papers that consider the multiple sources that intersect in the legal construction of childhood and in children’s lived legal experiences.  These include race, class, gender, disability, sexuality, ethnicity, psychology, dependency, agency, citizenship, and (il)legitimacy.  We also hope papers will address topics in both civil and criminal law.  The conference, one of a series begun in 2007, is intended to showcase the work of junior scholars working the field of legal history and to bring them into conversation with senior scholars.  It is co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota Law School and History Department, the Childhood and Youth Studies Across the Disciplines IAS Research Collaborative at the University of Minnesota, the Indiana University School of Law, the University of Pennsylvania Law School and History Department, the University of Illinois College of Law, the University of Michigan Law School, and the University of Chicago Department of History.

Interested participants should submit a proposal of no more than 300 words, in Word format, accompanied by a cv of no more than 3 pages to Barbara Welke at [email protected].  All proposals are due by 20 December 2013.  Applicants will be notified by email no later than 17 February 2014 whether their proposals have been accepted for presentation.  No previously published work will be accepted, as the conference is designed to provide a forum for productive and supportive discussion of works in progress.

Accepted participants will be required to submit a full paper, in Word format, of no more than 10,000 words by 1 May 2014.  All papers will be pre-circulated on a password-protected website, and read by all participants.  A modest travel and accommodations budget will be provided for all presenters.

 

CFP – CSCY 5th International Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS

You are warmly invited to attend the CSCY 5th International Conference entitled: “Researching children’s everyday lives: socio-cultural contexts” to be held at the Kenwood Hotel, Sheffield, UK on 1-3 July 2014.

This conference will explore the idea of the ‘everyday’ as a key component of children’s lives, past and present and cross culturally.  To do this means moving away from a ‘problem’ focus on children and childhood by recognising that what counts as the mundane and every day for different children can be radically diverse in different times and places.

Further information about this conference can be found on our websitewww.sheffield.ac.uk/cscy, and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.

Associate Research Fellow post at Portsmouth

Research Associate
University of Portsmouth -Department of Geography, Faculty of Science

Reference: 10009737
Employment type:  Fixed-term contact (two years)
Employment basis:
Full-time Salary: £24,766 to £27,047
Closing date:  6th November 2013

The department wishes to recruit a Research Associate to support the work of Dr Tara Woodyer. This ESRC funded post is available from January 1st 2014 for a period of 24 months and will be based at the University of Portsmouth. The successful applicant will assist in the completion of fieldwork, data analysis and dissemination activities associated with an ESRC-funded research project entitled ‘Ludic Geopolitics: Children’s Play, War Toys and Re-enchantment with the British Military’. Led by the University of Portsmouth, this project is in collaboration with the University of Exeter, Royal Holloway University of London, and the V & A Museum of Childhood.

The post holder will contribute to trade-based research concerning the British ‘action figure’ toy (broadly 1960s to the present day), undertake qualitative research with toy industry representatives and using trade press, conduct participant observation at toy industry events, and support ethnographic research conducted with children. Working with the rest of the project team (Dr Sean Carter, Exeter, Prof Klaus Dodds, Royal Holloway, and an Associate Research Fellow based in Exeter), the post-holder will contribute to project meetings, data analysis, event organisation, presentations and drafting of journal articles and user reports.

Applicants will possess a relevant postgraduate qualification and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in one or more of the following disciplines: Human Geography (especially Political Geography), Politics, Childhood Studies, or Sociology. They will also possess sufficient knowledge of qualitative research methods and techniques. Knowledge of current academic research relating to one or more of the themes of the project (geopolitical cultures, militarisation, and war play) would be desirable, as would experience of generating qualitative data via archival work, visual and textual analysis, participant observation and/or interviews.

For further information please contact Tara Woodyer either via e-mail[email protected] <mailto:[email protected]port.ac.uk>  or telephone 023 9284 2510.

To apply, please visit Vacancies at our website: http://www.port.ac.uk/vacancies/ <http://www.port.ac.uk/vacancies/>

Last call – ACYIG Book Fair

If you are interested in displaying your book(s) during the ACYIG Book/Social Hour, please contact Lauren Heidbrink at: [email protected] by Friday, October 25th .

The ACYIG Organization Meeting and Book/Social Hour will be held at the AAA Meetings on Saturday, November 23, 2013: 7:00pm – 9:30pm in Williford A at the Chicago Hilton. (Suggested donation: $5.)

For those who have already contacted Lauren Heidbrink, details are forthcoming. Should you have any questions, please let her know. We look forward to seeing everyone on the 23rd!

Seeking anthropologists for innovation project about the future of parenting

GfK is seeking anthropologists as expert contributors to an innovation project focusing on parenting 8 to 15 years from now.
We will do extended expert interviews via phone / Skype, and will then invite some people in to workshop sessions.
We need to understand how cultural and social factors will influence the future of parenting across the globe, and where the significant differences will be.
We’re interested in talking to anthropologists who:
  • Are able to provide a global comparative overview of cultural and social factors influencing future changes in parenting
  • And / or, who have specific local cultural and social expertise in China, Russia, Vietnam, the US, or LATAM – which can provide context for future changes in parenting
Of course, we’ll be offering appropriate compensation.
Please contact [email protected]gfk.com if you have the relevant expertise and are interested in participating, or if you can point us towards someone who has the relevant expertise.

Society for the History of Children and Youth – OUTREACH GRANTS 2014

The SHCY will award two $500 grants and one $1500 grant for events that take place in 2014 to projects related to the history of children and youth deemed worthy by the Outreach and Executive Committees of the SHCY.

1. The $500 grants will help defray expenses for speakers, workshops, and other scholarly events fully or partially devoted to the history of children and youth.
Possible uses: •Keynote speakers or panelists •Receptions •Printed materials •Publicity •Support for students attending the event

2. The $1500 grant will help offset the costs of a regional conference dedicated to the history of children and youth and held in 2014.  The Society is particularly interested in supporting programs that address the the histories of children and youth in interdisciplinary and transnational ways.

Application deadline for both grants: November 15, 2013.
Terms of the grants:
•Applicants must be members of SHCY. (See http://shcyhome.org/membership/ for membership information.)
•Recipients of 2013 Outreach Grants cannot receive 2014 grants, and no one may apply for more than one 2014 grant.
•Funds will be distributed directly to host departments or institutions prior to the event.
•SHCY must be acknowledged as co-sponsor on all print and web-based materials and announcements, and, when appropriate, in speaker introductions. When possible, use the SHCY logo and link to the SHCY website.
•SHCY must be sent PDF’s or links to announcements and promotional materials before the event.
•A report must be submitted to the chairs of the Outreach Committee no later than thirty days after the funded event. It should consist of the following:
—Blog post describing the event for use on the SHCY website
—Summary of the attendance (size, makeup)
—Copy of appropriate printed materials or screenshots of websites
—Description of the actual expenses covered by the grant
Note: If the event funded by the grant is part of a larger conference or other function, the funded portion of the conference must be identified as discrete portions of the program and labeled as co-sponsored by SHCY.

One-page applications should be submitted as PDF files via email to the Outreach Committee co-chairs Rebecca de Schweinitz (rld at byu dot edu) and Luke Springman (lspringm at bloomu dot edu). They should include:
—Date, location, and primary sponsor of event
—Description of audience (size, makeup)
—Total cost of event and other confirmed or potential funding sources
—Description of event that articulates how it contributes to all or part of SHCY’s mission: promoting the history of children and youth by supporting research about childhood, youth cultures, and the experience of young people across diverse times and places; fostering study across disciplinary and methodological boundaries; providing venues for scholars to communicate with one another; and promoting excellence in scholarship.

–Note: The Committee may request additional information from applicants about their event and about the participants and intended audience.

The Outreach Committee will recommend awardees to the SHCY Executive Committee, which will make final decisions. Recipients of grants will be announced by December 16, 2013.

*Roundtable – Childhood Studies, American Studies, and the Humanities*

*Roundtable-Childhood Studies, American Studies, and the Humanities*
*Sponsored by the New York Metro American Studies Association*
*Friday November 8th*
*6 pm. Faculty/Staff Lounge, 8th floor of the West Building of Hunter College (695 Park Avenue, NYC). *

Join us for an interdisciplinary roundtable with the editor of and contributors to the new anthology “The Children’s Table: Childhood Studies and the Humanities” (Georgia 2013).  This book provides an overview of the innovative work being done in childhood studies-a transcript, if you will, of what they’ve been saying at the children’s table. But this event is also an argument for rethinking the seating arrangement itself. Each contribution in the volume pairs childhood studies with another field of inquiry (queer studies, archival study, or ethics to name a few) to ask how foregrounding the child reorients long-established scholarly foundations in that field. Ultimately, *The Children’s Table* addresses the theoretical and methodological consequences of rethinking the deeply entrenched binaries dividing child from adult, dependence from autonomy, education from oppression, irrationality from reason, and subject from citizen.

Participants will include:

Sarah Chinn (Hunter College) author of *Inventing Modern Adolescence*

Anna Mae Duane* *(University of Connecticut), *author of Suffering Childhood in Early America*

Karen Sánchez-Eppler* *(Amherst College*), author of Dependent States*

Carol Singley,* *(Rutgers U), *author of **Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and National Identity in Literature *

Lynne Vallone (Rutgers U), co-editor*, The Oxford Handbook of Children’s
Literature*

*This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.
*
For more information, please contact Anna Mae Duane at [email protected]


Anna Mae Duane
Associate Professor, English
Director, American Studies Program
University of Connecticut
[email protected]

New film: HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY | A Women Make Movies New Release

Hi All,

I am writing from Women Make Movies, the leading nonprofit distributor of films by and about women. I thought the members of this listserv would be interested in our newest release, HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY. Filmmaker Therese Shechter (I WAS A TEENAGE FEMINIST) presents a hilarious and eye-opening educational resource that explores complex issues around female sexuality, the cultural value of chastity and the current state of sex education in America. To celebrate this release, WMM is offering a special promotion on selected titles that help support the educational content presented in HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY.

I’m including some additional info on HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY and its related special offer. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, and thanks as always for supporting independent women filmmakers!

HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY
<http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c859.shtml>

Female virginity. The US government has spent 1.5 billion dollars promoting it. It has fetched $750,000 at auction. There is no official medical definition for it. And 50 years after the sexual revolution, it continues to define young women’s morality and self-worth.

This intimate, witty and occasionally alarming documentary uses the filmmaker’s own path out of virginity to explore its continuing value in our otherwise hypersexualized society. Layering vérité interviews and vintage sex-ed films with candid self-reflection and wry narration, Shechter reveals myths, dogmas and misconceptions behind this “precious gift.” Sex educators, porn producers, abstinence advocates, and outspoken teens share their own stories of having – or not having – sex.

A film by Therese Shechter
US, 2013, 66 minutes, Color, DVD

Institutional Price: $295.00
DVD Rental Price: $90.00
K-12, Public Libraries, Community Groups: $89.00

View the trailer: http://www.wmm.com/advscripts/wmmvideo.aspx?pid=228
Purchase the film: http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c858.shtml

SPECIAL OFFER: VIRGIN TALES

To celebrate this new release, WMM is offering 25% off our New Release VIRGIN TALES when you purchase HOW TO LOSE YOUR VIRGINITY at list price! Use promo code LOSVIRLS13 to apply your discount.

The perfect companion film to Therese Shechter’s exposé on the paradoxical value of female virginity in US society, VIRGIN TALES, broadcast on Showtime, poignantly explores the world of Evangelical “Purity Balls.” These ceremonial celebrations of sanctity, chastity and servitude are rapidly becoming the basis of a new and powerful Christian counterculture. VIRGIN TALES goes behind the scenes of this movement, capturing intimate moments within the lives of young participants and closely profiling the Colorado family at the forefront of this modern day crusade.

View the trailer: http://www.wmm.com/advscripts/wmmvideo.aspx?pid=237
Purchase the film: http://www.wmm.com/filmcatalog/pages/c859.shtml

Offer expires 11/30/13. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Other restrictions may apply.
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“Highly Recommended…a must-see for teachers, parents, and others who work with adolescents.” -Educational Media Reviews Online

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“Grrrl Love and Revolution is an essential document that offers a rare inside look at Riot Grrrl as it really was.” -Sara Marcus, Author or Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution

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