CFP: Special Childhood Issue of Romanian Journal of Population Studies

Romanian Journal of Population Studies, a biannual pier-reviewed
publication, is looking for manuscripts about childhood in former European
communist countries for a special number scheduled to be printed in December
2014. The guest editor Luminita Dumanescu is looking for authors focused on
childhood in Hungary, Germany, former Czechoslovacia and former Yugoslavia.
Scholars from Russia, Poland, Albania and Romania announced their
participation in this editorial project.  The deadline for sending papers:
September 1st.
See our submission guidelines, current issue and back issues at:
Please contact Luminita Dumanescu ( for further

CFP: Young people’s migration in Asia

International Workshop Series: The Emotions of Migration

Workshop 2
Young People’s Migration Within and Throughout Asia: Managing Emotions, Identities and Relationships 

Date: 19 August 2014 to 20 August 2014

York Centre for Asian Research and the Children’s Studies Program (Department of Humanities) York University, Toronto Canada

Call for papers: Workshop 2 calls for empirical research papers – historical and contemporary- on children and young people’s emotional experiences of migration within and throughout Asia. Papers should focus on mixed feelings of (but not limited to) elation, loneliness, hope, frustration, confusion, relief, fear, freedom and disappointment in the migration process.

There is a preference for participant-centred research in South and Southeast Asia prioritizing the following themes:

  1. Migration for work and marriage in a historical context (especially in plantations and estates)
  2. Contemporary experiences of moving for work, marriage and school – managing mixed feelings  
  3. Left Behind – adjusting to absence and creating and maintaining relationships

Submission and Funding: Please submit contact details and paper abstract (maximum of 300 words) by April 4th 2014 to Dr. Kabita Chakrabortry 

Successful applicants will be notified by late-April and are required to send in a complete draft paper (6000 – 8000 words) by July 8, 2014. Partial or full funding will be granted to successful applicants. Participants are encouraged to seek alternate funds for travel from their home institutions



MA at Warwick University

We would like to recruit post graduates to our innovative MA Childhood in Society in the Centre for Education Studies at the University of Warwick

This degree responds to significant developments and key theoretical debates in childhood studies. The course explores children’s lives and experiences in the social, economic, technological and global contexts of contemporary childhood. It addresses the challenges of an expanding programme of Children’s Services that requires new ways of working with children and their families.

The course allows students to plan their study to focus on national and international policy initiatives about children’s rights, learning and development. Childhood in Society has an inter-disciplinary perspective, including: sociology, psychology, anthropology, education, children’s literary studies, early childhood and social policy. This perspective means that students have the opportunity to study the various, sometimes competing, paradigms concerned with children’s voice and rights and engage in debate, analysis and critique of the current research-policy-to-practice contexts nationally and internationally.

We welcome international and home students from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds. The course is attractive to new graduates, practitioners and professionals in education and children’s services; child related NGOs and voluntary sector organisations and those hoping to build an academic career in childhood studies.

The course is taught full-time over one year and part-time over 2-5 years.


Victorian Childhood event at Ragged School Museum

The next Children’s Literature/Children’s Lives event will be on Friday April 4th, 5pm, at the Victorian Classroom, in the Ragged School Museum, just around the corner from Queen Mary.

Erica Davies, Oliver Gibson, “In Search of Fresh Air: Health, Environment and Child Welfare in Late Victorian Britain”

The director of the museum, Erica Davies, and Queen Mary PhD student Oliver Gibson will be talking about the work of the museum and how institutions like Barnardo’s charity responded to late Victorian ideas about environmental influences on health and well-being, especially the role afforded to green space or “nature” in promoting physical and moral health.

This is another great chance to combine attending an academic talk with exploring a children’s museum.

For more information about the research cluster, and a map, please see

Brunel U – MA in Children, Youth and International Development

MA in Children, Youth and International Development

This innovative interdisciplinary programme, based at Brunel University, is one of the first worldwide to cater specifically for those working, or interested in working, in the field of children, youth and international development. Taught by highly motivated, internationally recognised, research-active staff, it has been running for five years, and has attracted students from diverse disciplinary and occupational backgrounds and more than 40 different countries.

The course is designed to equip students with the conceptual understanding and breadth of knowledge required to critically evaluate policy and practice in the area of children, youth and international development. It also develops the skills necessary to design and undertake research relating to children, youth and development. Former students have progressed to careers with government, international organisations and NGOs as well as doctoral study.

The full time course requires attendance two days a week across two terms (September to April), followed by 6 months spent researching and writing a dissertation. During term 2, options include a work placement or participation in an academic exchange with the Norwegian Centre for Child Research in Trondheim.

The course commences in late September. We do not operate strict application deadlines, but partial scholarships are available on a competitive basis to international students who apply for the course by 25th May. It is advisable for international applicants to apply by early June in order to secure a UK study visa. Discounts are also available for UK-based applicants with first class degrees and to graduates of Brunel University.

Further details, are available on the Brunel website For further information,