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 (www.tandana.org) 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.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Conference on Childhood Studies. Values of Childhood and Childhood Studies. May, 7–9th, 2014. Oulu, Finland

Conference on Childhood Studies
Values of Childhood and Childhood Studies
May, 7–9th, 2014
Oulu, Finland

The Finnish Society for Childhood Studies invites submissions for proposals for an international conference to be held in Oulu May 7–9th, 2014. The multidisciplinary conference on childhood studies has established itself as the venue for research on children and childhood in Finland. The focus of the sixth conference will be on values – the values of childhood as well as the values in and valuation of childhood studies.

The keynote speakers are:
– Professor Alan Prout (Sociology of Childhood, University of Warwick)
– Professor Pia Christensen (Anthropology and Childhood Studies, University of Leeds)
– Professor Eva Johansson (Early Childhood Education, University of Stavanger)
– Professor Astri Andresen (Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, University of Bergen)
– Development Manager Mikko Oranen (National Institute for Health and Welfare, Oulu)

The conference offers space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas for researchers who work with children. We welcome papers that respond to the main theme from different viewpoints including but not limited to:

– Ethical questions and values in childhood research
– Methodological challenges in childhood research
– Health and equality in childhood
– Childhood and moral values
– Childhood in plural societies
– Northern childhoods
– Historicising the values of childhood
– Gendered values of childhood
– Languages of childhood
– Values in education
– Contested and conflicting values of childhood
– Institutional and individual values of childhood
– Vulnerable childhoods
– Children’s participation
– Other viewpoints

Sessions will be arranged either in English or in Finnish. A proposal can be submitted for:
– Individual paper presentation: 20–30 minutes including discussion.
– Self-organised sessions: groups may propose to organize a full session of 90 minutes including presentations (3–4 individual papers and discussion, or round table discussion).
– Poster presentation: sessions will be set up for conference participants to interact with poster presenters.

Please submit abstracts for presentations electronically through the conference website (http://childhood2014.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/submit-online/). The abstract should contain the following information:
– the title of the presentation
– the type of presentation (individual paper/ self-organised session/ poster)
– the name/s and institution/s of the presenter/s
– mailing address and E-mail address
– a 250-word abstract
– audiovisual requirements, and
– up to five keywords.

Important dates:
December 31th 2013: Deadline for submission of abstracts
February 15th 2014: Notification of acceptance of papers
March 15th 2014: Final date for registration with reduced fee
April 15th 2014: Final date for registration

We warmly welcome you to Oulu!
Scientific Committee and Organizing Committee

For further information, see the conference pages:http://childhood2014.wordpress.com/
Inquiries: [email protected]

Tenure-track Position Announcement for California State University, East Bay



THE UNIVERSITY:  California State University, East Bay is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, a diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. There are two scenic campuses – one in the Hayward Hills overlooking San Francisco Bay and the other in the Concord foothills of Mt. Diablo – plus a professional center in dynamic downtown Oakland. The two campuses¿ proximity to the major Bay Area cities provides unique cultural opportunities including museums, art galleries, aquariums, planetariums, plays, musicals, sports events, and concerts. Their nearness to the Pacific Ocean and Sierra Nevada Mountains offers recreational diversion as well as excellent laboratories for educational studies. The ten major buildings of the Hayward Hills campus, on 342 acres, contain over 150 classrooms and teaching laboratories, over 177 specialized instructional rooms, numerous student oriented computer labs and a library, which contains a collection of over one million items accessible through HAYSTAC, its on-line catalog. CSUEB’s Concord Campus provides full instructional support for several programs (http://www20.csueastbay.edu/concord/). Its five buildings on 395 acres feature lecture halls, seminar rooms, computer labs, science labs, an art studio, theatre and library. The University has an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students with 600 faculty. CSUEB is organized into four colleges: Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences; Business and Economics; Education and Allied Studies; and Science. The University offers bachelor’s degrees in 45 fields, minors in 66 fields, and master¿s degrees in 31 (in addition to Special Majors). Other programs lead to teaching, specialist, pupil personnel services, and administrative services credentials. To learn more about CSU, East Bay visit http://www.csueastbay.edu.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Human Development & Women’s Studies promotes interdisciplinary study of human development over the life course. Our faculty includes scholars from anthropology, sociology, psychology, biology and other disciplines. We offer courses that introduce a wide range of theories, perspectives, and methods on human development. The Department provides its courses through on-campus instruction and through several forms of at-distance instruction, including a growing number of fully online courses.  We serve approximately 500 Human Development majors, several hundred Liberal Studies majors preparing for teacher credential programs, and students from other majors who are completing their general education requirements. Our students are highly diverse in terms of age, cultural origin, race, class, and educational background.  To learn more about the department, please visit our department website at http://class.csueastbay.edu/humandev

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The successful candidate will teach courses in child development/childhood studies, child cognitive development, foundational courses in human development, and other courses that may be required by the Department. In collaboration with other faculty members, s/he will work to strengthen the Department’s Childhood Development and Early Childhood Development curriculum by developing and teaching new courses. All Human Development & Women’s Studies faculty members are expected to make appropriate use of instructional technology, including online instruction.

Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord and Online campuses.  In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities.

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor.  Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience.  Subject to budgetary authorization.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT:  Fall Quarter, 2014.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Earned Ph.D. or M.D. at the time of appointment is required.  Record of scholarly activity in child development/childhood studies required. Demonstrated evidence of scholarly productivity required.  Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching required; candidates with successful teaching experience at the university level are preferred. Preference will be given to the candidate with a record of accomplishment, including research experience with children from developing nations, African American, Hispanic, Native American, and/or Asian American children.  Applicants who represent all types of diversity, including race/ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply.

Demonstrated ability to teach, advise and mentor students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds.  This University is fully committed to serving students with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/af/departments/as/

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013, but new applications will be considered until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement and a complete and current vita at:https://my.csueastbay.edu/psp/pspdb1/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL

Additionally, send the following by mail to: Faculty Search Chair, Department of Human Development and Women’s Studies, Meiklejohn Hall #3069, California State University, East Bay, Hayward, CA 94542
1) Graduate transcripts;
2) Copies of major publications;
3) Three letters of recommendation.

NOTE:  California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT:  As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status.  The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

New book: Disabled Children’s Childhood Studies: Critical Approaches in a Global Context, Eds: Tillie Curran and Katherine Runswick-Cole

This new book may be of interest to list members. 50% discount flyers are available – if you’d like one, please contact Tillie Curran at [email protected].

Disabled Children’s Childhood Studies: Critical Approaches in a Global Context

Edited By Tillie Curran and Katherine Runswick-Cole

‘This collection centres on the experiences of disabled children and young people and aims to develop theories about their childhoods. The powerful first-hand accounts by disabled children, family members and reflections by disabled adults are aimed to inspire the reader to think and, perhaps, act in positive and productive ways about all children’s lives. The authors oppose the historical global imposition of problematic views of disability and childhood and offer open discussion of responsive and ethical research approaches. New ways of thinking about disabled children’s childhoods in a global context demand poverty reduction and approaches that support families and communities to recognise the contributions disabled children make.’

Palgrave Macmillan, August 2013
ISBN: 978-1-137-00821-3, ISBN10: 1-137-00821-0

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


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.

Associate Research Fellow post at Portsmouth

Research Associate
University of Portsmouth -Department of Geography, Faculty of Science

Reference: 10009737
Employment type:  Fixed-term contact (two years)
Employment basis:
Full-time Salary: £24,766 to £27,047
Closing date:  6th November 2013

The department wishes to recruit a Research Associate to support the work of Dr Tara Woodyer. This ESRC funded post is available from January 1st 2014 for a period of 24 months and will be based at the University of Portsmouth. The successful applicant will assist in the completion of fieldwork, data analysis and dissemination activities associated with an ESRC-funded research project entitled ‘Ludic Geopolitics: Children’s Play, War Toys and Re-enchantment with the British Military’. Led by the University of Portsmouth, this project is in collaboration with the University of Exeter, Royal Holloway University of London, and the V & A Museum of Childhood.

The post holder will contribute to trade-based research concerning the British ‘action figure’ toy (broadly 1960s to the present day), undertake qualitative research with toy industry representatives and using trade press, conduct participant observation at toy industry events, and support ethnographic research conducted with children. Working with the rest of the project team (Dr Sean Carter, Exeter, Prof Klaus Dodds, Royal Holloway, and an Associate Research Fellow based in Exeter), the post-holder will contribute to project meetings, data analysis, event organisation, presentations and drafting of journal articles and user reports.

Applicants will possess a relevant postgraduate qualification and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in one or more of the following disciplines: Human Geography (especially Political Geography), Politics, Childhood Studies, or Sociology. They will also possess sufficient knowledge of qualitative research methods and techniques. Knowledge of current academic research relating to one or more of the themes of the project (geopolitical cultures, militarisation, and war play) would be desirable, as would experience of generating qualitative data via archival work, visual and textual analysis, participant observation and/or interviews.

For further information please contact Tara Woodyer either via e-mail[email protected] <mailto:[email protected]uk>  or telephone 023 9284 2510.

To apply, please visit Vacancies at our website: http://www.port.ac.uk/vacancies/ <http://www.port.ac.uk/vacancies/>

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