Call for Papers Children and Childhood Network of the Social Science History Association (SSHA 2015)

We invite you to participate in the annual meeting of the Social Science History Association by submitting a paper or session proposal to the Children and Childhood Network of the SSHA.  The conference will take place November 12-15, 2015 in Baltimore (MD).  For more information on the conference as well as the general call for proposals, please refer to the SSHA website: The deadline for full panel or individual paper proposals is February 14, 2015.  

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CFP: Domesticating Geopolitics

Second Call for Papers:
Domesticating geopolitics

RGS-IBG Annual International Conference, Exeter, UK, 2-4 September 2015

Convened by Dr. Tara Woodyer, Dr. Diana Martin (University of Portsmouth); Dr. Sean Carter, Dr. Philip Kirby (University of Exeter)

Co-sponsored by the Political Geography Research Group and the Social and Cultural Geography Research Group

From the outset, critical geopolitics has emphasised approaches that question spatial distinctions between foreign/domestic politics and political distinctions between formal/popular geopolitics. More recently, feminist contributions to critical geopolitical debates have re-articulated the necessity of including the ‘everyday’ and the ‘ordinary’ into our accounts of the geopolitical, in part to work towards the dissolution of clear-cut distinctions between public and private, and towards the increasing realisation that different scales are not separate but intertwined. Continue reading

One-year Sessional Assistant Professor position in Children’s Studies at York University

The Department of Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications from qualified candidates for a one-year Sessional Assistant Professor position in Children’s Studies to commence July 1, 2015. Applicants must have a PhD in the humanities or a related discipline in children’s, childhood, and youth studies. The successful candidate will demonstrate a vigorous research agenda on contemporary children’s and/or youth cultures, grounded in current theory, children’s rights, and research with children and/or youth. Applicants must demonstrate excellence or the promise of excellence in teaching and scholarly research and preference will be given to applicants with evidence of successful teaching at the university level in children’s, childhood, and youth studies.
The deadline for applications is February 27, 2015.
Please share widely. Although this is a one-year appointment there may be opportunities to extend.

Call for Applications for Editor of Children, Youth and Environments

The current editors are soliciting candidates for editor (or co-editors) of the journal Children, Youth and Environmentschilyoutenvi.24.issue-3.cover. The new editor will assume the position of editor-designate in the summer of 2015 and during the transition will begin working with the current editors Willem van Vliet, Louise Chawla and Fahriye Sancar to become familiar with journal operations and procedures. The editor-designate will assume lead responsibility for the journal beginning in the Spring of 2016, commencing with Volume 26.

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REMINDER: Time to register for the 2015 ACYIG Conference/Reduced hotel rates end after Feb. 2nd

We are really pleased with the groundswell of interest in the 2015 ACYIG Conference to be held March 12-15 at California State University, Long Beach! With over 60 presenters on topics as varied as child/youth architectures of play to the value of using child- and youth-centered ethnography to train teachers, the conference is shaping up to be one of our very best. Conference organizers are hard at work; Please look for an email posting the Preliminary Program for the conference around February 15th.

In the meantime, this is a reminder to please book your room(s) soon at the designated conference hotel, the Ayres Seal Beach Hotel. block of rooms has been held for our participants for the special price of $139 per night until February 2nd. To receive this reduced rate, call (562) 596-8330 and mention the conference code ACYIG before then.

Staying at the Ayres Seal Beach hotel is advantageous, because a free shuttle bus will leave this hotel each morning and head back to the hotel in the evening, providing you with transportation to our conference location on the California State University campus (about an 8 or 9 minute shuttle ride away).

And registering for the 2015 conference is also a snap at:

Thank you for registering for the Conference soon; the sooner folks register, the sooner we know how many will attend, and the better we can ensure space, food, and programming for all.

We look forward to seeing you soon,

Rachael Stryker
Convener, ACYIG