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CfP—Playing with Childhood in the Twenty-First Century, University of Pittsburgh, April 6-7, 2018

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The past decade has witnessed an array of new forms of public and global interest in marginalized children, whether the incredible rise in the visibility of lesbian, gay, and transgender children, the international migrations of refugee children from Latin America and the Syrian conflict, or the over-incarceration and detention in the United States of undocumented and African American children. In a moment when the marginality of childhood and the child’s function as a signal of futurity are being refigured by these global and historical events, this conference seeks papers that reach across the many disciplines that study children to produce new ways of thinking that make sense of and respond to the complexity of their lives.

This two-day conference hosted by the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program, the Children’s Literature and Childhood Studies Program, and the Humanities Center at the University of Pittsburgh will explore how to conceptualize, theorize, and approach research on children and childhood in the rapidly changing context of the twenty-first century. Affirming a conceptual and methodological “play” across fields, a mode of intellectual curiosity and unsettling of boundaries, we invite participants to reimagine the place of the child and childhood in their home discipline, and to reimagine their home discipline through the figure of the child and childhood. There will also be several meet the author book panels featuring scholars with recent monographs on children and childhood. Continue reading CfP—Playing with Childhood in the Twenty-First Century, University of Pittsburgh, April 6-7, 2018

CfP—Children and Childhoods Conference 2017

The call for papers for our Biennial International Children and Childhoods Conference is open. Papers are invited that theoretically and empirically engage with a broad range of disciplines reflecting the diverse nature of contemporary childhood studies.

18th and 19th July, University of Suffolk, Ipswich, UK

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The Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies at the AAA (2016)

Publish your book on children, childhood, adolescence and/or youth with the Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies!

The Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies is dedicated to increasing our understanding of children and childhoods throughout the world, reflecting a perspective that highlights cultural dimensions of the human experience. The series, now edited by Jill E. Korbin and EJ Sobo, seeks proposals for books that will make important contributions to the study of children and childhoods, adolescence, and youth.
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Job openings (2) in area studies – Drexel University

The program goals at Drexel University are to develop more courses and more exchange programs in China and the Middle East, so anthropology and childhood studies would be appropriate backgrounds for applicants.

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