Call for “Memories of Brian Sutton-Smith” submissions for Neos

Dear Colleagues,

As many of you know, our esteemed colleague Brian Sutton-Smith passed away on March 7, 2015. We are issuing a call to share your memories of Dr. Sutton-Smith and/or his work for the October 2015 issue of Neos. If you have a memory to share, please submit a 250-300 word narrative to the Neos Editor at by Friday, September 11.

If possible, please let me know ahead of time of your intent to submit. The “Memories” section of Neos will not be peer reviewed. Please refer to the February 2013 issue of the ACYIG Newsletter at for an example of how this section was done in the past.

Neos is also accepting article and feature submissions through Friday, September 4. Submission guidelines are available at

Thank you,
Kate Grim-Feinberg

Kate Grim-Feinberg, Ph.D.

Editor, Neos: A Publication of the Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group

Call for Papers: Children’s Geographies

Announcing Call for Papers: Children’s Geographies
North American Editor: Pamela Anne Quiroz

Children’s Geographies, a truly interdisciplinary and international
journal, publishes on the intersections of space and place in children’s and families lives. We encourage submissions from researchers whose work addresses these intersections in the fields of anthropology, geography, sociology, child, youth and family studies, and education. We publish empirical, theoretical and methodological articles (including the use visual media). Continue reading Call for Papers: Children’s Geographies

Tackling school sports injury Royal Society of Medicine

We would be very interested to know of anyone researching children’s and young people’s views and experiences of sport and of sports-related injuries, and adults’ perceptions of these topics.

The attached file gives details of an open conference at the Royal Society of Medicine London on 14th September Tackling school sports injury (6 CPD points)

Book your place here:

Registration is now open for this highly-anticipated meeting which will examine the latest research on childhood injury resulting from sport participation.

You will hear a leading panel of interdisciplinary specialists examine governmental policy, socio-cultural aspects and injury surveillance and prevention strategies. You also have the chance to join in with a debate on children’s autonomy and choice in competitive or alternative sports.

If you are working in these areas in any discipline, we hope you will contact us to tell us about your research.

Professor Priscilla Alderson UCL Institute of Education

Professor Allyson Pollock Queen Mary University London allyson.pollock@GMAIL.COM

CSULB Human Dev Job Posting

Hello ACYIG!

Were you someone who wanted to stay after in So Cal after the conference?  We have a job posting for someone with a sociocultural specialty in adolescence and emerging adulthood to teach to our diverse student body.  We’re proud to have a strong contingent of ACYIG here, supportive connections with a number of departments including Anthropology, Sociology, and International Studies, and are only growing with over 700 majors.

Download the PDF with details here: 15 HDEV POSITION DESCRIPTION

Call for submissions: SPA’s 2016 Stirling Prize Competition

2016 Stirling Prize for Best Published Book in Psychological Anthropology

The Society for Psychological Anthropology (SPA) welcomes submissions for the 2016 Stirling Prize for Best Published Book. The Stirling Prize is awarded to a published work that makes an outstanding contribution to any area of psychological anthropology, including works exploring childhood, adolescence and aspects of human development. All books published within the last six years (2011-2016), including ones scheduled for publication later in 2016, are eligible for consideration. Continue reading Call for submissions: SPA’s 2016 Stirling Prize Competition

CFP Visualizing Diversity in Children’s Literature


Panel Sponsored by Children’s Literature Association Diversity Committee

2016 Children’s Literature Association Conference

The ChLA Diversity Committee seeks paper proposals for a panel on diversity and visual representation in children’s literature. Scholarship has increasingly become invested in examining and interrogating the ways the institution of children’s literature defines and practices diversity. This panel will specifically investigate how visual elements in children’s literature have been utilized in such definitions and practices. Papers may examine how visual-verbal narratives such as picturebooks, comics, graphic novels, photographic books, cartoons, and animated films define, approach, promote, conceal and/or ignore diversity; how tensions between visual and verbal modes create possibilities and problems in representing minority groups; how children’s literature has attempted to make the marginalized and “invisible” visible; and how texts appropriate, complicate and/or repudiate visual caricatures of minority groups. Continue reading CFP Visualizing Diversity in Children’s Literature