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Seal Beach Sunrise

2015 ACYIG Annual Conference

March 12-15, 2015 — Long Beach, CA
Hosted by California State University, Long Beach
Conference Hotel: Ayres Hotel Seal Beach

Keynote Speaker: Susan Terrio (Georgetown University)
Susan will speak about her widely touted research chronicling the experiences of undocumented children and youth in U.S. immigration custody, in advance of her new book Whose Child Am I? Unaccompanied, Undocumented Children in U.S. Immigration Custody, to be published by the University of California Press in May 2015.


See our Conferences page for more information about registration, lodging, paper & session submission, and special events!


 

 

Online Graduate Courses in Children and Youth Studies

Accepting applications now for 2015

The Graduate Certificate and Masters of Childhood and Youth Studies are designed to meet the needs of people working, or intending to work, with children, young people and their families. These courses are targeted toward professionals working in fields as diverse as social work, welfare, family services, health, education, family dispute resolution, sport and recreation, law, juvenile justice, international community development, research and policy development.

The Masters course includes studies in:

  • Child protection and participation
  • Young people’s social and emotional wellbeing
  • Children’s rights
  • Young people and the law
  • Supporting children through difficult times
  • Drugs, alcohol and sexual health
  • Embracing diversity
  • Program evaluation
  • Research with and for children
  • Workplace leadership
  • Professional portfolio development

The courses are offered externally/online from Southern Cross University, Australia. This allows you to apply your learning immediately in your workplace. There is a strong focus on authentic and professionally-relevant assessment – no written examinations. You can enroll in a full award, or undertake single units as accredited professional development and continue on to the awards at a later date. Students who have completed a Bachelor degree in a similar discipline may receive advanced standing towards the Masters award. If you are interested in this course, please don’t hesitate to contact us via reply email and we can forward you a detailed Prospective Student Guide.

We are also always very happy to talk to you about the course and whether it would meet your professional needs, or those of others in your organisation. Dr Chris Morgan, Course Coordinator, Postgraduate Coursework Programs, School of Education, Southern Cross University, Australia. Phone:+61 2 6620 3018 – Email: chris.morgan@scu.edu.au

CFP: a special issue of Libri & Liberi on Alice

Libri & Liberi: Journal of Research on Children’s Literature and Culture invites proposals for papers to be considered for publication in a Special Issue to be published in 2015 on all aspects of research dedicated to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll and cultural and social contexts related to children and childhood in 1860s.

We are interested in papers focusing on the decade of the appearance of the book, in different national milieus, both British and non-British. Papers on publications for children and reader practices at the time, as well as those on various aspects of reception of Alice books, translations, adaptations in other media and cultural status in non-British contexts would be particularly welcome.

Papers should comprise up to 10,000 words.
Deadline: April 15, 2015.

Libri & Liberi also invites contributions to be considered for publication in itsregular issues.

Libri & Liberi is published twice a year in printed and electronic form (www.librietliberi.org) by the Croatian Association of Researchers in Children’s Literature (www.hidk.hr).

Libri & Liberi publishes peer-reviewed academic papers on various topics in the field of children’s literature and young adult literature and on related topics, on their wider cultural contexts, and on their intercultural contacts in the fields of literature and the media. The journal particularly appreciates interdisciplinary approaches and intermediality.

We will be pleased to consider for publication original manuscripts in English, German and Croatian. We invite authors to send a manuscript or a short summary and the title of the paper they intend to submit for publication atlibrietliberi@gmail.com or editor@librietliberi.org.

At present L&L is referenced in MLA International Bibliography and MLA Directory of Periodicals; ULRICHSWEB − Global Serials Directory; CEEOL (Central and Eastern European Online Library); ROAD; Hrčak (Croatian Portal of Academic Journals). Articles from Libri & Liberi are also accessible through EBSCOhost research databases.

We are looking forward to any inquiries and will gladly reply to your questions.

CFP: Mapping the Landscapes of Childhood II

Mapping the Landscapes of Childhood II
A Conference Sponsored by the University of Lethbridge’s Institute for Child and Youth Studies (I-CYS)

Venue: The University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Date: May 8-10, 2015

We take great pleasure in announcing the second Mapping the Landscapes of Childhood conference, and look forward to continuing the conversations begun at the first conference in 2011, which drew together an international group of 125 scholars. We aim to build on the success of our first conference, and to exploit the synergies within the U of L’s newly established multidisciplinary Institute for Child and Youth Studies (I-CYS). We therefore invite scholars and practitioners from a wide variety of academic disciplines (including the sciences, arts, humanities, social sciences, policy studies, social work, and education) to consider the state of child and youth studies, a vibrant and rapidly evolving field of inquiry.

Conference Format: Three days of multidisciplinary panels with scholarly presentations on conference themes; poster sessions; several keynote events; practitioner sessions; and a film screening.

Conference Themes and Questions:

  1. Appropriations of childhood

Recent concerns about cultural appropriation raise questions of identity, authenticity, power, and categorical integrity. Do these issues apply to studying and working with the young? How are children and adolescents appropriated for other projects? This theme asks fundamental questions about what young people are, what childhood and youth are, and what we think childhood, children, and youth ought to be.

  1. Is work the opposite of play?

Concern about the role of play in childhood and about the dangers of child labour are longstanding. Do they rest on unquestioned assumptions about what constitutes these categories of practice and experience? Do research and analysis reproduce these categories as two political, social, and experiential poles in the lives of the young? Is this useful or is it simply limiting? In addition, this theme also raises questions about what constitutes a ‘good’ or ‘natural’ childhood and adolescence, and how this relates to our understanding of what different life stages are ‘for’ across cultures, historical periods and evolutionary time.

  1. Does humanitarian aid help or harm children?

The welfare of the young is one of the most powerful motivators for intervention, whether national or international. How does humanitarian aid shape a global order and reproduce particular categories of young people? This theme links to our other themes by bringing into focus the ways that particular definitions are employed to assess the welfare of children and adolescents in (among others) demographic and health surveys, epidemiological studies, and public health initiatives. Could such strategies and interventions be improved by incorporating insights from basic research in areas such as anthropology, sociology and evolutionary demography, behavioural ecology, and comparative psychology and neurobiology?

Proposals for papers on additional themes also are welcome.

Keynote Speakers: 

  • Tim Gill, http://rethinkingchildhood.com/
  • Katie Hinde, Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
  • Jane Humphries, Professor of Economic History, All Souls College, Oxford
  • Karen Wells, Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies, Birkbeck University of London

Submission Guidelines: 

We encourage single paper submissions to facilitate the construction of multidisciplinary panels. Proposals for multidisciplinary panels are also welcome. Graduate students are especially encouraged to contribute posters on their current research. A prize will be awarded for the best student poster.

Abstracts of 300 words for single papers and posters and of 500 words for panels can be uploaded to the conference website after September 1, 2014. The deadline for abstract submission is October 31, 2014. 

Please note presentations should be a maximum of 20 minutes in length.