Category Archives: Announcements

New book on agency and childhood

9781138854192“Reconceptualising Agency and Childhood. New perspectives in childhood studies”. You can find more at the publisher’s website or the promo flyer with discount code here: Reconceptualising agency and childhood

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(Re)Examining Historical Childhoods Conference

(Re) Examining Historical Childhoods: Literary, Cultural, Social

An Australasian Society for the History of Children and Youth Symposium
December 12-13, 2016 – Melbourne, Australia – Deakin University

In this inaugural Australasian Society for the History of Children and Youth symposium, we are keenly interested in bringing together scholars of the history of children and childhood to consider new perspectives, new methodologies, and new cross- disciplinary frameworks that will enrich the field. We invite proposals for panels, papers, or roundtables that explore histories of children and youth from any place and in any era. Continue reading (Re)Examining Historical Childhoods Conference

Neos highlights — Childhood and Contradiction

Are you looking to bring a different perspective on child labor into your classroom? In the February 2016 issue of Neos, Megan Hinrichsen explores the tension between the childhood that parents of working children are told they should provide and the reality of their everyday lives. Read her article “Childhood and Contradiction: Illustrations of the Ideal Childhood and Child Labor in Urban Ecuador” (pp. 12-13) and others at

Children & Society seeks new journal editor(s)!

Children & Society: Call for Editor(s)

Children & Society is an international, interdisciplinary journal publishing high quality research and debate on all aspects of childhood and policies and services for children and young people. Continue reading Children & Society seeks new journal editor(s)!

ACYIG Invited Session at AAA Annual Meeting: Apply Now!

The deadline for submitting proposals for the 115th AAA Annual Meeting is coming soon. The meeting will be held November 16-20, in Minneapolis, MN.

This year, ACYIG may INVITE one session. This session will receive the “Invited by ACYIG” tagline in the AAA program.

We are now soliciting proposed sessions for ACYIG invited status.

For consideration, please submit your session proposal to both Heather Rae-Espinoza and Jaymelee Kim ([email protected] and [email protected]) by Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

Session proposals must include the following information:

  • Session title
  • Name, affiliation, and email of Session Organizer
  • Session abstract (no more than 500 words)
  • Names, affiliations, emails, and paper titles for all session members
  • Name(s) and affiliation(s) of discussant(s), if applicable
  • Decisions will be made by Wednesday, April 8th.

The AAA’s call for papers follows: 

The 115th Annual Meeting theme, ‘Evidence, Accident, Discovery’, raises issues central to debates within both anthropology and politics in a neoliberal, climate-changing, social media-networked era: What counts as evidence? What does evidence count for? What are the underlying causes and foreseeability of violence and catastrophes? How is misfortune interpreted, and causality, attributed in cases of humanly-preventable harm? And in the give and take of relationships on which anthropological evidence typically depends, Who gets to claim that they discovered something? We welcome proposals that debate these and other questions stimulated by the conference theme, in the opportunity that our annual meeting provides for “big tent” debate.

New Website – [email protected]

Childhood @UCL: Researching and teaching the politics of childrenunnamed-5 and childhood at University College London (UCL)
The site has a rich, and growing, collection of video resources and blog postings from academic staff and students involved in the study of childhood at UCL.
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