Children’s benefit or burden?
A workshop about how young people have been used to promote ideas of the future and why this matters today
3 September 2015, King’s College London
NGOs, academics, museum professionals and policy makers working with, on and for children are invited to explore how and why children were mobilised and represented in the past – and what lessons this history offers us today.
The workshop will feature presentations on the history of children’s mobilisation for political and ideological ends, talks from NGOs and charities, such as War Child, Plan UK and Let Toys Be Toys on their work with and for children, and opportunity for discussion of how academic research and histories of children and childhood can have an influence today. This workshop is part of an AHRC-funded project entitled ‘Agents of Future Promise’: http://
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We have a number of funded places and travel bursaries for students and those working for non-profit organisations. Please email Laura King (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.