International Forum on Intercountry Adoption and Global Surrogacy, 11-13 August, The Hague

The International Institute of Social Studies will be hosting an International Forum on Intercountry Adoption and Global Surrogacy 11-13 August 2014 in The Hague, Netherlands. Please visit for general information.

There is still limited space available in select thematic areas. More information is available about each thematic area on the About the Forum page. If you are interested in participating, please contact the appropriate thematic chair directly before June 30th.

CFP: Childhood and Popular Culture, live and online!

The Children and Childhood Studies Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association is accepting submissions for our 25th Annual Conference until June 15. We are seeking papers, panels, roundtables and other formats on any topic at the convergence of childhood and popular culture. Please see our full CFP for more info.

Can’t make it to Baltimore in November? You can still participate via our online collaboration with H-PCAACA, “American Childhood in 25 Artifacts.” Let’s do a little digital scholarship! Please submit your artifact for this collection by Oct 10.

Forthcoming book: Child Labour in Global Society

Child Labour in Global Society, by Paul Close
Bingley: Emerald Group
June 2014 (ISBN 978-1-78350-779-5);

Child Labour in Global Society is a critical response to the modern
educational regime, compulsory schooling and the ‘slavery industry’ in a
globalizing world; to evolving and exploitative notions of ‘slavery’; to
definitions of ‘slavery’ in international law; to approaches to ‘educational
labour’, including in international human rights law; and to cultural,
common-sense and professional perspectives on ‘slavery’ and ‘educational
labour’, in the light of which it is arguable that children’s ‘slave labour’
in modern and modernizing societies is grossly under-estimated and otherwise
greatly, if conveniently, misrepresented.

CFP: The Child in Media

Red Feather Journal (, an online, peer-reviewed,
international and interdisciplinary journal of the child image, seeks
submissions for the Fall 2014 issue (deadline September 15th, 2014).

Red Feather Journal seeks well-written, critical articles on any aspect of
the child image or image of childhood. The journal welcomes submissions that
examine a broad range of media:  film, Television, the Internet, print
resources, art, or any other visual medium.  Some sample topics include, but
are certainly not limited to:  studies of images of children of color; child
as commodity; images of children in international films; political uses of
the child image; children in advertising; childhood as myth, visual
adaptations of children¹s literary works; child welfare images; images of
children and/in war or conflict; the child image in video games; images of
children and material culture; or any other critical examination of the
child image, or childhood, in a variety of visual mediums.  Red Feather
Journal welcomes international submissions.

Red Feather Journal will also consider submissions of tasteful photo essays
or artistic works. Copyright information, including permission for use of
each image, must be included with the submission. Red Feather will not use
any image without the express written consent of its copyright holder.

Submissions to Red Feather Journal are accepted on a rolling basis. Red
Feather Journal is published twice a year and adheres to the MLA citation
system. Authors are welcome to submit articles in other citations systems,
with the understanding that, upon acceptance, conversion to MLA is a
condition of publication. Red Feather Journal is indexed through EBSCO host
and MLA bibliography.

Interested contributors please submit the paper, an abstract, and a brief
biography (with full contact information) as attachments in Word to

Deadline for submissions for the Fall 2014 issue is September 15th, 2014.

UCLan Seminar: Can children contribute to decisions that affect their lives?

Can children contribute to decisions that affect their lives?  A sharing of the experience of using Action Research approaches with children, parents / guardians and community leaders in two communities in Uganda

Presenter: Hilda Nankunda, PhD student, School of Social Work, University of Central Lancashire

Wednesday 4 June
Greenbank Building, room 201

UCLan, School of Social Work
Preston, UK

Seminar is free.  Refreshments provided.

To reserve a place go to EventBrite at: