Category Archives: Announcements

New book – Doing Style: Youth and Mass Mediation in South India

9780226327853In Doing Style, Constantine V. Nakassis explores the world of youth and mass media in South India, where what Tamil youth call “style” anchors their day-to-day lives and media worlds. Through intimate ethnographic descriptions of college life in Tamil Nadu, Nakassis explores the complex ways that acts and objects of style such as brand fashion, English slang, and film representations express the multiple desires and anxieties of this generation, who live in the shadow of the promise of global modernity. Continue reading New book – Doing Style: Youth and Mass Mediation in South India

Research Seminar – Playwork: Law and Lore

We are pleased to announce the third Journal of Playwark Practice Research Seminar, Playwork: Law and Lore, to be held at the University of Buckingham on 5th November 2016. We have a great line-up of speakers and the event will also include playwork’s first SIG, which will explore how researchers and playwork practitioners can work together. Continue reading Research Seminar – Playwork: Law and Lore

CFP: Transition, Transaction, & Transgression

The Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers-Camden, New Jersey, USA is proudly sponsoring Society for the History of Children and Youth Ninth Biennial Conference on the theme Transition, Transaction, and Transgression,  to be held June 21-23, 2017. Continue reading CFP: Transition, Transaction, & Transgression

New book: Children on the Move in Africa

9781847011381Elodie Razy and Marie Rodet, eds.
Table of Contents

Preface, by Benjamin N. Lawrance

Introduction – Child Migration in Africa: Key Issues and New Perspectives, by Marie Rodet and Elodie Razy

Continue reading New book: Children on the Move in Africa

Registration now open: Horrible Histories? Children’s Lives in Historical Context

General registration is now open for the inaugural conference of the Children’s History Society. Hosted at King’s College London from 16-18 June inclusive, the theme is ‘Horrible Histories? Children’s Lives in Historical Contexts’.With keynotes from David Pomfret and the schoolchildren of Bethnal Green and Pimlico Academies, the conference features over 100 speakers from across the globe. Continue reading Registration now open: Horrible Histories? Children’s Lives in Historical Context

Neos highlights – Discovering the Kid Researcher

Have you considered how prior relationships with your research participants influence their experience in the research process? Or how friendships between participants influence the research process? See how researcher Cynthia Maurer dealt with these issues in “Discovering the Kid Researcher,” pp. 8-9 of the February 2016 issue of Neos (https://acyig.americananthro.org/neos/current-issue/).

Last Opportunity for ACYIG Invited Session

There is still room for an ACYIG invited session at the AAA annual meeting in Minneapolis, MN. This session will have “invited status” and increased promotion and exposure by ACYIG. Continue reading Last Opportunity for ACYIG Invited Session

Contemporary Childhood Conference

The School of Education at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, is pleased to host its second Contemporary Childhood Conference on the 2nd and 3rd September 2016.  The theme of the conference is:

Young Citizens and Society: Fostering Civic Participation Continue reading Contemporary Childhood Conference