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EASA Anthropology of Children and Youth Network – Nov. 15

Self and other at home and at school: children with a migration background in Dutch education

Anna van der Meulen, PhD student
Department of Educational Neuroscience, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Friday 15 November, 13.00-14.30, room Z-113

VU University is located at a 10-minutes’ walk from Amsterdam Zuid railway station. The Metropolitan Building is located opposite the University’s main building, across the tramway. Tram stop ‘De Boelelaan / VU’ is served by tram lines 5 and 51.

Feel free to communicate information of this seminar to other people who might be interested. Could you confirm your participation in the 15 November seminar to us? [email protected]


Child in the World seminar: Conflict and Migration in Museums (3 December 2013)

Conflict and Migration in Museums

Is there a danger, when migration becomes a contentious topic of political debate, that museums retreat from dealing with the inevitable conflicts that arise in developing relationships with migrant communities and representing their lives? This seminar, drawing on lessons learnt in the UK, France and Australia, opens up debate on how to use conflict constructively.

Date: 3 Dec 2013
Time: 17.30 – 19.00
Place: V&A Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PA

17.30 – 17.50 Museum as Conflict Zone: A ‘social justice’ approach, where the museum is seen as a site for dialogue and debate is being adopted by museums across the world. Undoubtedly such democratic processes create new spheres of conflict and resistance. Citizens, formerly kept quiet under hidden linkages of domination, inevitably become animated. Based upon recent work Object: Working through Conflict in Museums, Dr Bernadette Lynch explores the implications of building relationships with migrant communities with whom embracing conflict becomes a necessity.

17.50 – 18.10 Neo-colonialist representations, silencing and re-appropriations in National Museum of the History of Immigration, France: Dr. Sophia Labadi charts the conflicting processes and decisions at play in the translation of the aims of the Cité Nationale de l’Histoire de l’Immigration, Paris (CNHI) into the museography and interpretation of the collections. She critiques the usages made of this heritage space, particularly its unauthorised occupation by illegal workers for four months from October 2010 to January 2011. The CNHI is the only national museum dedicated to celebrating the positive contributions of migrants to France.

18.10 – 18.30 Migration, politics and museum audience: Representing ‘boat people’ in Australia: Dr Eureka Henrich focuses on the representation of refugees who arrive by boat, a highly politicized issue in Australia. Museums are under pressure to attract a wide audience, develop relationships with migrant communities and present ‘plain facts’ – tasks which may be incompatible with each other and with curators’ desires to challenge dominant representations of migrants. Henrich explores the implications of how curators and others have negotiated these conflicts through reference to Australia’s rich history of migration exhibitions including how children’s objects and drawings have been used to elicit empathy.

18.30 – 19.00 Panel discussion


Dr. Bernadette Lynch lectures and publishes widely, advising internationally on democratic practice and public participation in museums. She has worked on high-profile action research projects across the UK. These include publishing the influential report Whose Cake is it Anyway? on the impact of engagement and participation and heading a museum partnership project/ publication on working through issues of conflict as central to democratic engagement in the cultural sector.

Dr. Sophia Labadi is a Lecturer in Heritage Studies, Director of the Centre for Heritage at the University of Kent and a consultant for international organizations. She previously worked for UNESCO and the 2003 Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention and participated in the strategic planning and drafting of the 2009 UNESCO World Report on Cultural Diversity. Her latest publication is ‘UNESCO, Cultural Heritage and Outstanding Universal Value’ published in 2013 by AltaMira.

Dr Eureka Henrich is an early career historian at the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King’s College, London. Her doctoral research, presently being converted into a book, tracked how migration histories have been exhibited in Australian museums. This covered the period from the establishment of the first museum of migration in the world in Adelaide in 1986 to the present day. Her article, ‘Museums, history and migration in Australia’ was published by History Compass, Oct 2013.

This seminar is part of the AHRC Collaborative Award Programme, The Child in the World: Empire, Diaspora and Global Citizenship involving Queen Mary University of London and the V&A Museum of Childhood.

To book a free place please email: [email protected] or ring 020 8983 5205

For further details email Eithne Nightingale on [email protected]

Conference at the V&A Museum of Childhood

The Child in the World
One-day conference at the V&A Museum of Childhood
9 November 2013

This conference has been convened as part of the AHRC ‘Child in the
World’ collaborative programme between the MoC and Queen Mary. It will
explore the ways in which children imagine, understand and engage with
the wider world. The keynote lecture will be given by Karen Wells
(Birkbeck) on ‘The child in the world: violence and gendered
transitions to adulthood.’ Further information, including the
conference programme and speaker biographies, is available at:

2014 CPD courses on Research with Children and Young People

Continuous Professional Development courses on Research with Children and Young People at The Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR), The University of Edinburgh

*** 2014 courses open for booking ***

Interested in developing your skills in research and consultation with children and young people?

Keen to share your ideas with others?

Want to explore exciting new approaches to research and consultation?

Enjoy learning in a friendly, participative and expert environment?

Would like to access useful, up to date resources?

CRFR has 3 CPD courses on research and consultation with children and young people
***Reductions if booking more than one course***
***Early Bird Rates available until 31st October 2013***
RETURNING for 2014: We are offering 2 subsidised places per course (£250 reduced from £350) for those who work in voluntary organisations (only one place per organisation). Please contact Laura Marshall [email protected] to apply.
Higher Education: potential source of training bursaries:

Involving Children and Young People in research and consultation
27th & 28th February 2014

Using Creative Methods in Research with Children and Young People
27th & 28th March 2014

Using Digital Media in Research with Children and Young People
24th & 25th April 2014

Courses can be taken as stand alone courses or as a series of 2 or 3. Accreditation options available for all courses.
Courses delivered by Professor Kay Tisdall and Dr Susan Elsley, who have extensive experience in delivering education and training on research and consultation with children and young people.
Courses are offered as ‘blended learning’ with 2 days at the University of Edinburgh, an active social network website with online resources and case study presentations from expert speakers. Courses are highly participative and aim to draw on participants’ experience.
If you have any questions please contact me.
Kind Regards
Laura Marshall
Training & Events Administrator
The Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR)
The University of Edinburgh
23 Buccleuch Place
Tel: 0131 651 3001
Office Hours: Monday & Tuesday: 9.30am-5pm, Wednesday: 9am-4.30pm
CRFR 10 years – exploring why relationships matter
CPD Courses 2014: Research Involving Children and Young People

Black Star: Britain’s Asian Youth Movements

The Centre for Children and Young People’s Participation

Seminar Series 2013: Children and Social Justice, part 2

Wednesday 20 November 2013
4-5.30pm, Harrington Building Room 337

Black Star: Britain’s Asian Youth Movements
Lecture and book launch

Anandi Ramamurthy, Senior Lecturer, School of Journalism and Digital Communication, University of Central Lancashire

Over the last twenty years, the primary identity with which South Asians in Britain have been identified is a religious one.  In an attempt to represent different narratives and histories, this research traces the formation of political organisations of young south Asians in the 1970s and ‘80s.  The paper will explore the Black political identity with which the youth affiliated and consider the inspiration they drew from Black Power movements as well as anti-imperialist and workers’ struggles across the globe. It will analyse why these young people committed to the idea of  a united workers struggle felt compelled to develop their own independent organisations.  In analysing their motivations and strategies for action it will consider how being black was part of the process of making Britain home.  The paper will also consider why this broad based black identity and these vibrant and independent organisations disintegrated in the late 1980s as Islamaphobia changed the nature of racism and argue why retrieving this history is important for politics in Britain today.

Anandi Ramamurthy is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Journalism and Digital Communication.  Her research explores questions of ‘race’ and representation in media and culture. She is the founder of the Asian Youth Movement archive ( and author of Imperial Persuaders: Images of Africa and Asia in British Advertising (MUP 2003). Black Star: Britain’s Asian Youth Movements (Pluto 2013) is her second monograph.

The seminar is free and refreshments are provided. Seminars usually finish by 5.30pm and are followed by an informal meeting of The Centre, at which all are welcome.

To reserve a place please email [email protected]; this will assist with ordering refreshments and notifying you of late changes.

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!