CFP: AAA Panel on Displaced Childhood

Dear all,

I am thinking of organising a panel for the AAA [AAA is the American anthropological association and is being held this year in Washington DC from 3rd to 7th December] on the theme of displaced childhoods – children who were displaced from their birth families due to wars, social engineering practices and state led racial policies and international adoption is a central process that we seek to look at in this panel. I am writing to explore if any of the members of this listserve might be willing to present their research as part of this panel.

I am starting a bit late on this – so apologies for that. But I would really appreciate hearing back from you as soon as possible/latest by 11th April this Friday as that would be very helpful for me to decide about the panel. We all have to pay and register for the AAA by 15th April [next Tuesday] so I need to know soon about your intention to participate.

Look forward to hearing back from you soon.

Best wishes, Nayanika

Dr. Nayanika Mookherjee | Associate Professor/Reader in Socio-Cultural Anthropology |
Department of Anthropology | Durham University | Durham DH13LE | UK


Atelier Epistemology of the sciences of childhood, 07/04 (Kinship and Parenthood) et 5/5 (Politics)‏ + website

We are glad to inform you that our group « Sciences de l’enfance, enfants des sciences » (SEES) is now officially on the net.

Our website, is now open! Please feel free to have a look at it and don’t hesitate to send us informations for the blog!


Meanwhile, SEES is pleased to invite you to the 2nd and 3rd workshops of the Ateliers Campus Condorcet, a cycle of seminars on “Epistemology, methods, and history of the sciences of childhood.”

The next workshops will be held on March 27 (“Feelings and Emotions“) and April 7 (“Kinship and Parenthood“), at theEHESS from 14h to 17h, at the bâtiment Le France, 190 av de France 75013, Paris, room 638.

Registration is required (

 7 April 2014, 14h – 17h

« Kinship and Parenthood »

Aurélie Fillod-Chabaud (Institut Universitaire Européen)  

« Enfance et séparation conjugales. La question des parents non gardiens et de leurs enfants »

Yann Favier (Université Rennes 2)

« Réflexions sur le dualisme parenté/parentalité et sa traduction juridique »

Francesca Nicola (Università di Milano Bicocca)

« Politics of parenting in a post-welfare era. The case of parents of kids with ADHD in the USA »

Discutantes : Natacha Collomb et Gladys Chicharro

 5 May 2014, 14h – 17h

« Politics »

Isabelle Konuma (Centre d’Etudes Japonaises)

« Comment définir l’ “intérêt de l’enfant” en droit japonais ? Les acteurs dans l’énoncé du bien-être de l’enfant. »

David Lancy (Utah State University)  

« Children as a Reserve Labor Force »

Damien Boone (Ceraps), « La politique racontée aux enfants : des apprentissages pris dans des dispositifs entre consensus et conflit. Une étude des sentiers de la (dé)politisation des enfants »

Discutante : Alice Sophie Sarcinelli (EHESS/Iris)





Final Reminder – AAA Panel Proposals seeking ACYIG sponsorship – April 1 deadline

If you are organizing an AAA session and would like ACYIG sponsorship for your session, please alert ACYIG by midnight on Tuesday April 1. Please email, as one document or pdf file, the following (send it

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

The organizers of selected sessions will be notified regarding the status of their submission within a week.




Presentation April 8, The Centre for Children and Young People’s Participation

Finding Our Way, What one Child-Led Research Program is doing for children, citizenship and service provision

Presented by Samia Michail, Principal Researcher
UnitingCare Children, Young People and Families, Australia

Greenbank Building, room 357
Tuesday 8 April

The seminar is free and refreshments are provided.  The seminar will be followed by an informal meeting of The Centre, at which all are welcome.  To reserve a place go to EventBrite at: this will assist with ordering refreshments and notifying you of late changes.

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