Category Archives: Calls for Papers: Conferences

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.

CFP: On the Move: In the World: Mobility and Young People

On the Move, In the World…
Mobility and Young People
A One-day Conference Organized by ARCYP in partnership with ACCUTE At the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Brock University
May 27, 2014
DEADLINE: November 1, 2013

Website: http://arcyp.ca

Mobility and young people: taken together, these terms produce both anxiety and possibility. On the move in the world, young people are widely perceived to be in danger or at risk. Yet young people’s mobility may also be aspirational or generative, as adventure, transformation, good fortune, and border-crossings of all kinds can effect changes in status and re-orientations of consciousness and identity. Further, the narratives circulated by and for those youth are themselves subject to revisions once they, too, have been put in motion. And the very thought of young people’s mobility puts us in the realms of affect and embodiment, of ability and impairment. Affect raises questions about the emotional landscape of the young people so moved, how young people are deployed in a variety of media to move adults, and the ways in which we map and describe our attachments to those cultural objects we find to be moving. The body in motion invites us to think of
childhood in terms of kinesthetics, choreography, and ideologies and architectures of enablement, while the very idea of mobile youth asks us to consider spatio-temporal relationships: how young people move through space and time, measuring time by space and vice versa. All of these ways of thinking about mobility in the context of youth cultures take various narrative, political, aesthetic, and conceptual forms— narratives that are, themselves, subject to movement and therefore subject to revision, reconsideration, subversion, and change. Mobility itself might be seen to generate new youth
movements—opening up ways to think about the cultures of young people and for young people to move our sense of culture.

ARCYP invites proposals for papers (or panels) that consider any and all facets of young people’s mobility/movement: Topics to be considered under the theme of “mobility and young people” may include (but are not limited to):
• Danger, Risk and Safety
• Dancing Children
• Border Crossings and Home(land) Security Systems
• Narrative Subversions and Revisions
• Movement as Performance/Choreography
• Narratives of Upward/Downward Mobility
• Transformations through Mobility/Mobilizing Transformations
• Mobile Audiences and Audiences of Mobility
• Temporalities of Youth
• Movement as Affect and Affect as “Being Moved”
• Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
• Capitalism’s Children
• Immigration and Generations
• Ability and Impairment
• Kinesthetics or Kin-aesthetics
• Mapping Youth Cultures
• Circuits of Childhood
• Mobilizing Youth Polities
• Digital Movement and Mobile Communication

Following the instructions at http://accute.ca/joint-sessions/<http://accute.ca/joint-sessions/> , if you are submitting a paper, send three documents in separate electronic files directly to [email protected]yp.ca by November 1, 2013:
(1) A 300- to 500-word proposal, without identifying marks;
(2) A 100-word abstract;
(3) 50-word biographical statement; and
(4) A Proposal Submissions Information Sheet.

If you are submitting a panel proposal, please include:
(1) A 700-word panel description, plus 300-word abstracts for each paper in the panel;
(2) A 150-word panel abstract;
(3) 50-word biographical statements for each member of the panel; and
(4) A Proposal Submissions Information Sheet, including contact information for all panel participants.
NOTES: You must be a current member of ARCYP or ACCUTE to submit to this session. Rejected submissions will not be moved into the general “pool” of ACCUTE submissions.

CFP: Popular Cultural Association/American Culture Association: Education, Teaching, History & Popular Culture

Popular Cultural Association/American Culture Association

Education, Teaching, History & Popular Culture

Call for Papers

The Area of Education, Teaching, History and Popular Culture is now accepting submissions for the PCA/ACA National Conference, Chicago, IL, held April 16-19, 2014 at the Marriott Chicago—Downtown Magnificent Mile. (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/chidt-chicago-marriott-downtown-magnificent-mile).

Educators, librarians, archivists, scholars, independent researchers and students at all levels are encouraged to apply. Submissions that explore, connect, contrast, or otherwise address area themes of schooling, education, teaching (including preparing teachers/preservice teacher education), history, archival studies, and/or their linkages to popular culture from all periods are desired. Sample topics for papers include, but are not limited to:

· Reflections/linkages between schooling and popular culture in the United States;

· The role of history in education, teaching, or preservice teacher education in the United States;

· The use(s) of popular culture in education, teaching, or preservice teacher education in the United States;

· How education has impacted pop culture/how popular culture has impacted education in the United States;

· Representations of teaching and/or schooling in popular culture throughout history in the United States;

· Cross-border/multinational examinations of popular culture and education;

· Using popular culture to subvert/supplement prescriptive curricula in schooling;

· The impact/emergence of LGBTQ studies in schooling and education;

· Queering any of the area fields (education, schooling, history, archival studies, teaching, preservice teacher education, popular culture);

· Developing means to re-integrate foundations of education into preservice teacher education;

· Tapping into (or resisting) popular technology to improve instruction;

· Multidisciplinary analyses of the interactions of schooling and popular culture.

Deadline for proposals is November 1, 2013. To be considered, interested individuals should please prepare an abstract of between 100-250 words and a brief biography of no more than 50 words. Individuals must submit electronically by visiting http://pcaaca.org/national-conference-2/proposing-a-presentation-at-the-conference/ and following the directions therein.

Graduate students are STRONGLY encouraged to submit their completed papers for consideration for conference award. Graduate students, early career faculty and those travelling internationally in need of financial assistance are encouraged to apply: http://pcaaca.org/grant/overview.php.

Decisions will be communicated within approximately two weeks of deadline. All presenters must be members of the American Culture Association or the Popular Culture Association by the time of the conference. Any further inquiries can be directed to Dr. Edward Janak at [email protected] <mailto:[email protected]> . For additional information about the conference, please see http://pcaaca.org/national-conference-2/

CFP: 5th CSCY International Conference – Researching Children’s Everyday Lives: Socio-Cultural Contexts – July 2014

5th International Conference – CALL FOR PAPERS

Title: Researching children’s everyday lives: socio-cultural contexts
Dates: Tuesday 1st – Thursday 3rd July 2014
Venue: The Kenwood Hall Hotel, Sheffield, UK

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.

Examples of themes to be explored might include:

  • Historical aspects of children’s everyday lives
  • Children’s everyday experiences of living in poverty or experiencing war and conflict
  • Cross-cultural differences in the ‘everyday’
  • Everyday life and children’s agency
  • Theoretical and methodological approaches to understanding everyday life
  • Intergenerational relations in the nature and flow of children’s everyday life

Those wishing to organise small symposia around a specific theme are also invited to submit a proposal.

Abstracts:
Abstracts of no more than 200 words for papers, posters and symposia should be sent to the conference administrator, Dawn Lessels [email protected], by January 31st 2014. For full details on submitting abstracts check out our conference page:
http://www.cscy.group.shef.ac.uk/activities/conferences/index.htm

CFP ‘Children’s Labour and Schooling: Ideologies, Histories, Everyday Lives’ workshop, Delhi, Dec 13-14, 2013

Call for Papers

Children’s Labour and Schooling: Ideologies, Histories, Everyday Lives
December 13-14, 2013
Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi, India

The proposed workshop is an effort to bring together a range of scholars to
explore the interface of childrens work and schooling from the nineteenth
century onwards. Quite unlike earlier local, and less publicized attempts to
end children’s labour through schooling in India, the Right to Education Act
(2009) is being viewed as a historic opportunity to finally realize this
crucial milestone. Current discussions on this Right are dominated by
concerns relating to school access and quality. Though important, these
discussions leave little room to explore the complex intersections between
child labor and schooling in colonial and postcolonial India: intersections
that draw attention to issues not necessarily exhausted by ensuring school
access for laboring children. This complicated past of less than ideal
resolutions produced by a modern apparatus of schooling/training set in
place by the colonial and postcolonial state, points to the need to open-up
and rethink the binary framing of labor vs school which tends to limit
contemporary discussions.

Of central consideration is how the categories child, labor and school have
been variously deployed in colonial and postcolonial India to reject,
instrumentally accommodate and /or defer schooling for child laborers, and
the continuing effects of these deployments in the present. Topics broadly
include:

*   the shifting production of parental preference around childrens futures;
*   missionary efforts that combined literary and technical education;
*   the emergence of secular notions of age, delinquency and labor
legislation in determining the child figure;
*   the specific histories of caste associations, occupational mobility and
shifting aspirations;
*   the pedagogic regulation of imagined futures through modern sites and
techniques of instruction like factory schools, industrial schools,
half-time schools, object-lessons etc.;
*   Nai Talims singular assertions around work and learning; national,
transnational and global anxieties around development and its foregrounding
the child;
*   India’s demographic dividend and new assertions around skills;
sites in contemporary India where children are engaged in labor, and combine
work with schooling;
*   linkages between childrens labor, migration, formal and informal
arrangements of apprenticeship and Indias growing informal economy.

The workshop also welcomes intellectually creative, non-disciplinary
reflections on the issue of Dalit and other marginalised communities
experience of schooling and work. Autobiographies, poetry and childrens
stories have emerged as significant genres to imaginatively explore the
complex, everyday circulation and experience of existing hierarchies between
those who work with their hands and those who work with their heads. These
writings compel social scientists to re-examine the ways in which we
currently employ concepts like labor, learning, mental, manual, and the
workshop welcomes these contributions.

Interested participants should send an abstract of not more than 400 words
to Sarada Balagopalan ([email protected]) by October 15, 2013. Please specify
Childrens Work and Schooling Workshop under the subject heading.

CFP: Children and Globalization

Call for Papers
The 10th Joint Area Centers Symposium
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
April 10-12, 2014

Children and Globalization: Issues, Policies and Initiatives

Keynote SpeakerDavid Oswell, Department of Sociology, University of London

“After Our Children’s Image: Human Rights, Capital and the Common”


Papers are solicited for the following panels:

1.     Cross-cultural and historical perspectives on childhood and children

2.     Children and migration

3.     Child labor

4.     International adoption

5.     Homeless/street children

6.     Children and sexuality: child marriages, sexual abuse, sex slavery

7. Children and war: victims, refugees, child soldiers; children and peacebuilding/conflict resolution

8.     Children’s rights

To submit a proposal, send the following to Valerie Hoffman ([email protected] <mailto:[email protected]> ), Director of the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, by September 23, 2013:


–         a paper title and an abstract of approximately 250-300 words

–         an indication of the panel on which your paper would best fit

–         on a separate sheet of paper, provide a brief biography, with your name, institutional affiliation, position or title, and a short statement of your interests

The hotel accommodation and meals of accepted presenters will be paid for by the conference.
Joint Area Centers Symposia at the University of Illinois are sponsored by: the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; the Center for African Studies; the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies; the European Union Center; the Center for Global Studies; the Center for International Business Education and Research; the International Forum on U.S. Studies; the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, the Russian, East European and Eurasian Center, and the Program in Women and Gender in Global Perspectives.

CFP – Panel: “25 Years of Children’s Rights in Africa”

Please find below a symposium abstract submitted by myself and Dr. Samuel Okyere (University of Nottingham) to the organising committee for next year’s ASAUK conference in Sussex (Sept. 2014).

We are now inviting people to submit abstracts for individual papers to this panel. This must be done through the ASAUK website:http://www.asauk.net/conferences/asauk14.shtml

If this is not applicable to you I would appreciate it if you could forward this to any of your contacts who may be interested in this call.

Below is our panel abstract:

25 Years of Children’s Rights in Africa:
Assessing the Impact of the CRC and the ACRWC

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC) will both be celebrating their 25th anniversaries in November 2014 and July 2015 respectively. The CRC was hailed as a significant milestone in the promotion of children’s rights at the global level, just as the ACRWC was also lauded for its ambition to offer correctives and fill any gaps left by the CRC with respect to the rights of African children. The CRC in particular has made notable progress in informing amendments to constitutions as well as leading to the introduction of children’s rights acts into the legislative framework of a significant number of countries in Africa and elsewhere. Yet, expectations that the CRC and ACRWC would have a positive and significant impact on the lives of African children have not necessarily been realised. Overall, progress of the two international treaties has been constrained by a number of factors. Most notably, the CRC stands accused of attempting to impose Western ideals on African societies, while the ACRWC has paradoxically witnessed poor ratification by African countries including some which were involved in its formulation.

As both international treaties approach their 25th anniversaries, the panel aims to take stock of their progress and the impact they have had on the lived experiences of children in various social, cultural, economic and political contexts across sub-Saharan Africa. Papers adopting sociological, anthropological and social policy perspectives will be particularly welcomed.

Best Wishes,

Afua


Dr. Afua Twum-Danso Imoh
Lecturer in the Sociology of Childhood/Editor of Childhoods Today

Department of Sociological Studies,
The University of Sheffield,
Elmfield,
Northumberland Road,
Sheffield,
S10 2TU,
UK
Tel: (+ 44 114 22) 26444
Fax : (+ 44 114) 2768125
Email: [email protected]