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REMINDER: Please join us for some important ACYIG Activities at the 2013 AAA Meeting

Just a reminder that the ACYIG ORGANIZATION MEETING AND BOOK FAIR/SOCIAL HOUR will be held on Saturday, November 23rd between 7 and 9:30 pm in Williford A at the Chicago Hilton. The two events will take place back-to-back. Free snacks and drinks are provided. A donation of $5 is appreciated! You may wish to grab an early dinner beforehand.We will appreciate your input on some questions of importance to the future of the interest group.

In addition, please don’t forget to attend the TWO ACYIG-ORGANIZED PANELS at the conference this year. They are:

Thursday, November 21, 2013: 8:00 AM-9:45 AM 
Organized by Rachana S Agarwal (Brandeis University) and Anna Jaysane-Darr (Fitchburg State University)


Saturday, November 23, 2013: 1:45 PM-5:30 P
Organized by Louise Lamphere Beryl (Teachers College, Columbia University)

Finally, to learn more about the approximately thirty childhood- and youth-related panels at the upcoming AAA Meeting (the most ever!), please take a look at the scheduling list now posted at the ACYIG website:

Soliciting Applications for two open ACYIG Board Positions

Dear ACYIG Members,

At the end of this year, three of our respected colleagues — Jill Korbin, David Rosen, and Tom Weisner — will be finishing their terms on the ACYIG Board. This was a planned rotation, and I would like to publicly thank them all for helping make ACYIG the organization it is today. From liaising with the AAA to conference organizing, to representing the Anthropology of Children and Youth both within and outside the field, we could not have asked for better colleagues to start and grow ACYIG. Many thanks to Jill, David, and Tom!

I am also very happy to announce that the ACYIG Board has appointed Dr. Heather Rae-Espinoza (CSU Long Beach) to one of these three open positions. We look forward to working with her in the coming year.

However, this still leaves two open Board positions to be filled! In the past, ACYIG has conducted open Board appointments whenever possible. Board appointments are considered to be two-year positions on our six-person Board and typically require attendance at the annual meeting of the AAA and the annual ACYIG joint conference during one’s tenure. ACYIG Board member duties include: maintaining official interest group status with AAA; optimizing professional opportunities for members available via AAA; overseeing and growing professional presence within and outside AAA; and organizing the annual ACYIG joint conference.

If you would like to be considered for one of the two open positions on the ACYIG Board, please email one to two paragraphs to Dr. Rachael Stryker at [email protected] by Sunday, December 15, 2013 stating why you would like to become a Board member and what you feel you can bring to ACYIG. Please be sure to include your name, title, affiliation (academic or otherwise) and email/phone number so that we can respond to you. The ACYIG Board will make decisions by January 15, 2014, and notify you soon after. Your duties as an ACYIG Board Member begin on February 1, 2014, and your appointment will be confirmed at the ACYIG business meeting in Charleston, SC later that month when you are formally introduced to the membership.

If you have any questions about ACYIG Board member duties or this open Board appointment process, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am happy to answer them.


Rachael Stryker
Convener, ACYIG

CFP: Deadline for submissions to Interdisciplinary Child and Teen Consumption conference in Edinburgh is September 30

The Child and Teen Consumption conference is coming to Edinburgh in April
2014 – and the submission deadline has been extended till September 30.
Keynote speakers are Gary Cross, Sonia Livingstone, Patti Valkenburg and
Agnes Nairn.

Full details are available from the conference website:

Announcement from Girlhood Studies Interdisciplinary Journal

Girlhood Studies is happy to announce that our latest issue coincides with a new Tribute to Jackie Kirk page on Berghahn’s Girlhood website.

For more information:

Click to access Jackie_Kirk_Tribute_Page.pdf


ACYIG Book Fair contributions

Dear ACYIG Members,

Mark your calendar! We are excited to announce that this year’s 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. The first hour is devoted to interest group business and the second hour will include the Social/Book Hour with light refreshments. (Suggested donation: $5.)

If you are interested in displaying your book(s) during the Book/Social Hour, please contact Lauren Heidbrink at: [email protected] by Saturday, October 12th . This will confirm your space and give you time to work with your publisher to secure copies of your book for sale. Should you have any questions, please let me know.

Warm regards,


Lauren Heidbrink, MA/MS, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Social & Behavioral Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences
NATIONAL LOUIS UNIVERSITY | 122 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603 Tel/fax: 312.261.3409
[email protected]


The Child in the World Conference

the child in the world

A one-day international conference organised as part
of an AHRC-funded collaborative project between
Queen Mary, University of London and the V&A
Museum of Childhood.

For full conference details and speaker biographies, go to

How to book
Contact [email protected] or 020 8983 5205.
The registration fee is £40 (£20 concessions). Spaces are limited so please
book by 1 November 2013.

V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA
Saturday 9 November 2013
10.00 ­ 17.00


Save the Date: ACYIG Organizational Meeting and Social/Book Hour at AAA Meetings

Dear ACYIG Members,

I hope that everyone is having an excellent summer. We now have scheduling details about the ACYIG Organization Meeting and Social/Book Hour during the 2013 AAA Meetings in Chicago. Please save the date!

The ACYIG Organization Meeting and Social/Book Hour will take place at the American Anthropological Association Meetings on Saturday, November 23, 2013.

The Organization Meeting will take place from 7:00-8:15 PM, and the Social/Book Hour will take place from 8:15-9:30 pm. Refreshments and light snacks will be served.

Both events will take place at the Chicago Hilton. The room is Williford A.

Please note! If you have recently published a book and would like to promote it at this year’s Social/Book Hour, please contact Lauren Heidbrink at: [email protected]  Lauren will post more calls for participation in the Book Hour in the coming weeks.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in Chicago!


Rachael Stryker
Convener, ACYIG

New Issue: Children, Youth and Environments Journal

The new issue of the Children, Youth and Environments Journal includes ten articles from the U.S.A., Canada, Denmark, and Norway, mostly focused on school grounds and playgrounds.

See below for the detailed table of contents.  The issue is available at:

Subscribing to the CYE Journal is easy: make a (tax-deductible) $35 payment via a secure online transaction on  Complete the form  and enter “For CYE Journal” in the comment field. Forward the electronic acknowledgement that you’ll receive to: [email protected]. You will get access with a user name and password.

Individual subscriptions are for one full year of unlimited access to three new issues and all back issues from 1984 onwards. The fee for students is US $15.00 upon submission of proof of status (current student card or letter from advisor).

We hope that you will share this announcement with appropriate professional networks, listservs, and interested others.

Louise Chawla

Fahriye Sancar

Willem van Vliet–

Children, Youth and Environments
A Journal of Research, Policy and Applications
University of Colorado