CFP: Nation and Childhood Panel – Oulu, Finland – December 3-4, 2015

Nation and Childhood(s): The Cultural Politics of the Borders of Childhood
Annual Conference on Cultural Studies/Kulttuurintutkimuksen päivät
December 3-4, 2015
University of Oulu
Oulu, Finland

This interdisciplinary workshop will focus on examining the limits and possibilities of nationhood, and what those limits and possibilities mean for childhood and the experiences of childhood. We warmly welcome contributions from all scholars interested in this topic. The workshop will be held in English.

Download the PDF Call for Papers here.

If you have any inquiries please address to

Paper proposals (max 300 words) should be sent to by the August 17, 2015. 

CFP – SCCR 2016 Conference

Society for Cross Cultural Research 2016 Conference
Portland, Oregon – Feb 17-20, 2016

SCCR is a multi-disciplinary organization with members sharing a common devotion to the conduct of cross-cultural and comparative research. Since its founding in 1971, SCCR has attracted professionals and students from the social science fields of Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, and related fields including Archaeology, Education, Nursing, Family Studies, Social Work, Human Development, Psychiatry, Communications, Ethnic Studies, and Business.  The SCCR conference provides a unique atmosphere encouraging attendees to get to know each other better, form lasting relationships, and provide genuine support to their fellow colleagues and students. Conference organizers invite you and your students to consider organizing a symposium or presenting individual papers or posters.


Ed Hagen
Paul Harris
Catherine Panter-Brick
Barbara Rogoff
Tony Johnson, Invited lecture

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Call for applications: MA Childhood Studies and Children’s Rights (FU Berlin)

macr-logo_deThe deadline for applications to study the advanced MA Childhood Studies and Children’s Rights at Freie Universität Berlin  is on 30th April 2015. We still have some open places and welcome further applications.

The 1,5 year course (90 ECTS) starts next winter semester in mid-October 2015. Continue reading Call for applications: MA Childhood Studies and Children’s Rights (FU Berlin)

Upcoming Colloquium at the Center for the History of Childhood, Oxford

‘Juvenile Delinquency in the 19th and 20th Centuries: National and Transnational Perspectives’

a one-day interdisciplinary conference

Conference Organizers: Professor Laurence Brockliss and Dr Heather Ellis

The conference will discuss recent work on the national and transnational history of juvenile delinquency and youth justice in different parts of the world with a particular focus on how ideas and understandings of delinquency have travelled across regional and national borders and been accepted, rejected or adapted in new geographical and cultural contexts.

Venue: Summer Common Room, Magdalen College, High Street, Oxford

9:00 – 9:20: Registration in the Summer Common Room

9:20-9.30: Introduction and Welcome
Heather Ellis (Liverpool Hope)
Writing the History of Transnational Juvenile Delinquency

9.30-11.00: Session 1: Juvenile Delinquency and Colonial Systems
Helen Rogers (Liverpool John Moores): ‘Being Boys? Comparing the Behaviour of Convict Lads Before and After Transportation’
Stephanie Olsen (Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin): ‘Dangerous Boys in Britain and India, c. 1880-1914’

11.00-11.15: Coffee

11.15-12.45: Session 2: Delinquency and Nation Building
Catherine Cox and Susannah Riordan (UCD): ‘Towards a History of Juvenile Delinquency in Ireland’
Bryce Evans (Liverpool Hope): ‘“How will we kill the evening?” ‘Degeneracy’ and ‘Second Generation’ Male Adolescents in Independent Ireland’

12.45-2.00: Lunch

2.00-3.30: Session 3: Delinquency and National Identity
Nazan Cicek (Ankara): ‘Juvenile Justice Alla Turca: Perception and Treatment of Juvenile Delinquency in the Turkish Republic (1923-2005)’
Kate Bradley (Kent): ‘Making Sense of Delinquency in the Post-War Welfare State: England and Wales, 1945-1970’

3.30-5.00: Session 4: Reconstructing the Lives of Juvenile Delinquents
Pam Cox (Essex): ‘Young Criminal Lives: Life Courses and Life Chances from 1850’
Heather Shore (Leeds Beckett): ‘Beyond Bad Girls and Artful Dodgers? Revisiting Young Criminal Lives from 1850’

5.00 – 6.00: Concluding Session: Oxford and Juvenile Delinquency
Laurence Brockliss (Oxford) et al.

The cost of attendance will be £50 for those who wish to take lunch in the New Room, Magdalen. This will be a very ample buffet lunch with wine as in previous years. For those simply wishing to attend the colloquium, there will be a charge of £15 to cover administration costs and tea and coffee. Cheques should be made out to ‘Dr L W B Brockliss, History of University’ and sent to Laurence Brockliss at Magdalen College, Oxford, OX14AU.