Category Archives: Announcements

ISCI 2017: Call for abstracts

International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI) 6th Conference
Children in a World of Opportunities: Innovations in Research, Policy and Practice
Montreal, Canada – June 28-30, 2017

This conference will bring together researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and child advocates from around the world to share and discuss innovations in research methods and the latest research findings on child indicators as well as implications for policy and practice. You can find out more about the conference and contact the Planning Committee at www.isci2017.org. Updated information on the program, travel and registration will be posted regularly.

The conference will include oral paper presentations, organized symposia and poster presentations. If you develop and use indicators to measure the status of child wellbeing at the local, national, regional, or international levels, we encourage you to join us! Online submission of abstracts will end on September 30th, 2016.

We would like to make this conference as widely known as possible, and are using as many channels as possible to spread the word.  We apologize if you receive this notification more than once.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

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

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

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.

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

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

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