Issue 5.2 of *Jeunesse* Out Now

The Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures is pleased to announce that the 2013 Winter Issue of Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures is now available.

The following sections are open access:

– Editorial, “The Child of Nature and the Home Child” by Mavis Reimer
– Review essays by Rose-May Pham DinhNaomi Hamer, and Laurel J. Felt

Articles in this issue include:

– Zetta Elliott’s “The Trouble with Magic: Conjuring the Past in New York City Parks”

– Virginie Douglas’s “Charlotte Sometimes de Penelope Farmer, entre Histoire nationale et histoire individuelle, identité collective et identité personnelle”

– Frosoulla Kofterou’s “Mickey Mouse Gas Masks and Wonderlands: Constructing Ideas of Trauma within Exhibitions about Children and War”

– Christa Jones’s “Sufi Mysticism and Dreams in Nabil Ayouch’s Ali Zaoua, Prince of the Streets

– Teya Rosenberg’s “Cultural Preservation and Metropolitan Transformation: Folk-Tale Traditions and The Queen of Paradise’s Garden, a Newfoundland Jack Tale”

– Rachel Conrad’s “’We Are Masters at Childhood’: Time and Agency in Poetry by, for, and about Children”

Housed in the Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures (CRYTC) and produced under the sponsorship of the Vice-President (Research) and the Dean of Arts at the University of Winnipeg, with funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures is an interdisciplinary, refereed academic journal whose mandate is to publish research on and to provide a forum for discussion about cultural productions for, by, and about young people.

More information on how to submit papers and how to subscribe can be found on our website:

To recommend Jeunesse to your institution’s library, download our form.

UNRISD Young Scholars Think Piece Series

UNRISD invites contributions from postgraduate students (Master’s degree and higher) to its Young Scholars Think Piece Series. The Series aims to provide promising young researchers with an opportunity to present their research on social development on a wider platform than is possible within a university setting, thereby contributing to the diversity of ideas within the development community. Preference is given to original pieces offering alternative perspectives, highlighting marginalized viewpoints and bringing neglected issues to the fore. Think pieces can be based on previously written essays, dissertations or theses. The think pieces are published on the UNRISD website and promoted through its social media networks. Successful participants will also receive a certificate, in pdf, to print out or use electronically.

Why participate?

There are good reasons for Young Scholars to send in a contribution to the Think Piece Series:

  • Get feedback from UNRISD social development experts from a informed, critical point of view.
  • Get published on the UNRISD website, which has over 40,000 subscribers.
  • Get connected with the UNRISD network of academics, policy makers and civil society activists.
  • Get recognized as a contributing scholar to United Nations research on social development.

Photo: Kent Yoshimura via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) 

First Edition: Extractive Industries

Calls for contributions to the Young Scholars Think Piece Series take place in thematically organized, time-bound editions. This current first edition has a submission period from February to 21 March 2014 and is based on the theme of Extractive Industries and Social Development.

To enable young scholars to feed into debates in this field, UNRISD invites think pieces that speak to issues relevant to social development in mineral-rich contexts and/or related to extractive industries such as:

  • Human rights
  • Environment
  • Business/Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Migration
  • Gender
  • Children
  • Social Policy
  • Social Development
  • Communities/Local Development
  • Indigenous Peoples

For background on related UNRISD work, please visit the following research project pages:


How to Submit a Contribution

  1. Read the terms and conditions below (or as a pdf).
  2. Download and fill in the submission form.
  3. The submission form must be endorsed by a member of faculty in order for the piece to be considered.
  4. Send the proof-read think piece and the endorsed submission form to with the subject line “Young Scholars Think Piece Series”.
  5. The deadline for submissions is midnight (CET) on 21 March 2014.

AAA annual meeting – ACYIG CFP and session sponsorship info

113th  AAA Annual Meeting Call for Papers and ACYIG Sponsorship Instructions

This year’s AAA meeting will be held in Washington DC (December 3-7). The theme is Producing Anthropology (see below).

April 15 is the proposal deadline for all sessions, individual paper and poster presentations, media submissions and special events via

As ACYIG members, there are two special things to keep in mind:

1.      When submitting, be sure to select ACYIG as your second review section. All ACYIG members should do this.

2.      In addition, if you are organizing a session and would like ACYIG sponsorship for your session (which means that your session becomes one of two sessions chosen to receive the “Organized by ACYIG” tagline and an endorsement from the executive board program committee), please alert ACYIG by Tuesday April 1 (please email your materials as one document or pdf file to You should send:

a.       Session organizer names, affiliations, and contact information

b.      Session title

c.       Session abstract (250 words or less)

d.      Names/affiliations of confirmed participants & their paper titles

To prepare to submit your sessions to ACYIG for sponsorship, we encourage you to use the listserv to publicize ideas and solicit collaborators. Send out a draft abstract and invite interested colleagues to contact you; submit ideas on hot topics around which you’d like to see others organize sessions (or installations); and/or offer up your own proposal to see if anyone would like to include it in a panel they already have organized. Some ideas we’ve heard being floated for sessions or installations include: princess pornography; ethno-theories of education; child iconography; developmental science; digitizing childhood; production of child health; and learning gender.

Remember, as per the AAA Meetings Website, “In  addition to the familiar, productive formats of individual papers, organized  panels [etc. the AAA now welcomes] Installations—performances, recitals, conversations, author-meets-critic  roundtables, salon reading workshops, oral history recording sessions and other  alternative, creative forms of intellectual expression.” As you plan, then, feel free to be creative! Be aware, also, that double sessions are no longer allowed.

More from the AAA Meetings Website: “Producing Anthropology, the 2014 annual meeting theme, offers a provocation to examine the truths we encounter, produce and communicate through anthropological theories and methods. What are our epistemological commitments to the ways we make scientific knowledge today? What impact does our epistemic convictions and predilections have, intended or not? What goals do we want to set for ourselves? What partnerships should we build? What audiences should we seek?  And how will the truths we generate change as we contend with radical shifts in scholarly publishing, employment opportunities, and labor conditions for  anthropologists, as well as the politics of circulating the anthropological  records we produce?”

*International Scholars* – New SPA Travel Grant Program

Dear colleague,
The Society for Psychological Anthropology (SPA) is pleased to announce a new funding program – the International Early Career Scholar Travel Grant Program – whose purpose is to provide funding for international scholars to travel to the United States to participate in conferences affiliated with the SPA. Applications are open to non-U.S. citizens who work in an academic or applied capacity broadly related to anthropology or who are attending a graduate school outside of the United States. Applicants need not be a member of the SPA or the AAA, but must be presenting a paper or poster. Given the overlap in interests between the SPA and the ACYIG, I would urge you to consider applying if the circumstances fit.
The travel grant will provide funding for all costs associated with the conference, including room and board, transportation, and conference registration fees up to US$2,000. In addition to providing funding, grantees will also be paired with a senior scholar working in their area of research for the purposes of mentorship and networking. The first funding cycle will provide scholars with an opportunity to attend the Annual Meeting of the AAA in Washington DC in November 2014 and the second cycle to attend the Biennial Meeting of the SPA in Boston, MA in April 2015. More details on the award and the application can be found on the SPA’s website (IECSTG).
We understand that it can be difficult for international scholars to find a paper session in which they can present their work. To help interested scholars locate sessions to join at the 2014 AAA Annual Meeting in Washington DC, we have created a forum on which they can post brief description of their paper and contact information on the SPA website here:2014 AAA.
Please help us make this program successful by sharing this email with your colleagues and students. If you have any questions on the program, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Kind regards,
Hal Odden

Inaugural newsletter for I-CYS at the University of Lethbridge

We’re proud to announce the inaugural newsletter from the Institute for Child and Youth Studies at the University of Lethbridge.  This will be second post for some, but the web link should allow for easier viewing.

The inaugural issue of the University of Lethbridge’s Institute for Child and Youth Studies (I-CYS) Newsletter is available here

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International Master in Early Childhood Education and Care (IMEC) – Extended deadline

The international Master program in Early Childhood Education & Care (IMEC) is a unique two-year, full-time Master program under the European Union’s Erasmus Mundus scheme focusing on international early childhood education and care.

IMEC has been running for the last four years and to date over 30 students have successfully completed and graduated with this degree. In addition, there are a further 28 students pursuing their studies in the first or second year of the program.

Regrettably, IMEC is offered for the last time starting August 2014.

Consequently, it has been decided that the deadline for applications be extended, allowing fee-paying applicants the opportunity to follow IMEC.  Unfortunately, this possibility is only open for European students.

Do you want to know what previous students write about the IMEC program? Take a look here:

 Benefits from the IMEC program:

  • ·         a highly esteemed international master program recognized as an Erasmus Mundus programme;
  • ·         the unique possibility of studying early childhood education and care in several international settings including  Oslo, Dublin, Malta and Gothenburg;
  • ·         participating in international classes with students from all over the world;
  • ·         attending lectures given by well-established lecturers in the field of ECEC;
  • ·         visiting early years settings in different countries;
  • ·         broadening your insights and experiences about ECEC through the diversity of settings, lectures and students’ contributions as well as through the varied readings, presentations, discussions and debates;
  • ·         a joint final diploma recognized by  four European institutions which have been responsible for developing and delivering IMEC