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CFP – Journal of Playwork Practice

Journal of Playwork Practice aims to advance playwork research and practice by providing the first ever interdisciplinary platform for the publication and dissemination of scholarship relevant to playwork practice. The practice of playwork draws on a number of diverse disciplines for its theoretical and technical foundations, and we therefore encourage the submission of theoretical, empirical and methodological studies for peer-review from any discipline – please download the announcement please download the announcement here for further details.

JPP also includes a small practitioner section and welcomes contributions from playwork practitioners working in any context on the theory and practice of playwork, and original photo essays which illustrate specific aspects of playwork theory or practice.

We would be pleased to receive any questions via email [email protected].

Invitation to ACYIG’s CRN_Mobilities

The Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group (ACYIG) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Collaborative Research Network (CRN): CRN_Mobilities.

CRNs provide an opportunity for ACYIG members to develop and lead inter-disciplinary groups of scholars, practitioners, and students around specific thematic interests. Collaborative Research Networks may involve activities such as email groups, listservs, calls to action, op-eds, organizing conference panels, or other activities and communications contributing to scholarly issues relevant to ACYIG membership. We strongly encourage inter-disciplinary and international membership. Membership within CRNs is free and open to the public.

The focus of this new CRN is Global Mobilities. CRN_ Mobilities examines the actual and imagined movement of global children and youth, broadly conceived. We invite scholars, students and practitioners to share resources, links, and information that considers young people as agents of mobility and movements, and/or that examines the mobility of ideas about global childhood and youth. Potential topics include but are not limited to: migration and transnational identities, social media and social movements; young people’s influence on global flows of people, capital, ideas, and values; and popular discourse and representations of global children and youth.

To join this CRNs, please sign up here: You must be a listserv member to send and receive emails.

To post to the listserv, email: [email protected].

General information about the mailing list is located at

We hope you will consider actively participating and proposing your own CRN today (Click here for more information!

Warm regards,

Michele Statz ([email protected]) and Lauren Heidbrink ([email protected])
Hosts of CRN_Mobilities

CFP – New book series: “Worlds in Motion”

Berghahn Books are excited to announce the launch of a brand new series, Worlds in Motion, edited by Noel B. Salazar, University of Leuven, in collaboration with ANTHROMOB, the EASA Anthropology and Mobility Network.

We invite new proposals for this interdisciplinary book series that aims to feature empirically grounded studies from around the world, exploring how people, objects and ideas move across the planet. With a special focus on theory as well as methodology, the series will consider movement as both an object and a method of study.

If you are interested in submitting your work for consideration, please take a look at the proposal submission guide on our website – 

Workshop: History of Children and Childhood – Current State of Knowledge, Future Challenges



History of Children and Childhood – Current State of Knowledge, Future Challenges


The overall aim of the workshop is to map out the current research field of the history of children and childhood and to identify the key issues that engage childhood historians today. Moreover, the workshop sets out to identify and examine the kind of challenges the future holds for childhood history. Historiographic discussions will be encouraged, as will discussions of the role of theoretical perspectives in historical studies of children and childhood. Furthermore, the interdisciplinary dimension of history of children and childhood will be highlighted and reflected on.

The workshop will mainly concentrate on modern history of children and childhood. Global perspectives and international comparisons are important contributions to a research field that largely have been defined by studies from a North-American continent and European countries. Furthermore, discussions about the relevance of using historical knowledge of children and childhood for the understanding of today’s situation as well as using current knowledge of children and childhood in the exploration of historical events and situations are welcomed.

At Child Studies the historical perspective represents an important part of the overall interdisciplinary approach. The workshop is organized as a part of a search process for a new professor and a call for a new professor at Child studies, with a historical bearing, will be announced during the fall of 2015.

For more information:

If you wish to participate, please contact Karin Zetterqvist Nelson ([email protected]) or Josefin Frilund ([email protected]). Places at the workshop are limited, so the quicker the better!

CFP: Journal of Playwork Practice

To coincide with the second Journal of Playwork Practice research seminar in November 2015 on the theme of ‘playwork literature’, this call for papers focuses on the nature and purpose of literature in playwork practice and research.

We would particularly welcome papers on the following themes: Continue reading CFP: Journal of Playwork Practice

Mapping the Landscapes of Childhood II Conference

May 8-9, 2015
Institute for Child & Youth Studies
University of Lethbridge

Early bird registration ends April 8!

Keynote speakers:

  • Tim Gill
  • Katie Hinde
  • Jane Humphries
  • Karen Wells

PDF Flyer: Mapping the Landscapes II


CFP for AAA 2015 session: Experiments in Ethnographies of Child Development

CFP for the 2015 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in Denver
Session: Experiments in Ethnographies of Child Development: Theoretical and Methodological Entanglements between Anthropology and Psychology 

This session examines the various ways anthropologists incorporate experimental methods in ethnographic fieldwork to study child development. It is situated within the larger theoretical and methodological adventure of bridging anthropology and psychology ininvestigating the dynamics of culture and mind in childhood, a critical phase of human development. 

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Journal of Playwork Practice 2nd issue now out! @JPP_Journal

The second issue of JPP has now been published with a themed practitioner section on adventure playgrounds – please see the attached press release for more information.

JPP encourages submissions from researchers outside the playwork field working in a wide range of areas relevant to the practice of playwork. For more information please see the JPP website or email the Editors at [email protected].

Follow JPP on Twitter: @JPP_Journal