Submit to the Next ACYIG Newsletter

ACYIG is now soliciting contributions for the February 2015 issue of our newsletter. We are accepting submissions on a rolling basis between Monday, December 15, 2014 and Monday, January 5, 2015. The final deadline for submission is Monday, January 5th, 2015. If possible, please notify me of your intent to submit by the start of the rolling period (i.e. December 15th). It is our hope that this timeline will facilitate an enhanced review and revision process.

All material should be sent to me at kgrimfe2@illinois.edu. Please consider the following types of submissions:
Columns (1000 words or less, including references)

“Methods & Ethics in the Anthropology of Childhood,” in which members explore the methods and ethics associated with doing research on, or with, children

A “Childhood & _____________” column (you fill in the blank!), in which members discuss a topic of interest to their research

”My Favorite Ethnography of Childhood,” in which members discuss their favorite classic or contemporary ethnography of children or childhood and why

”My Experiences/Intersections with Interdisciplinary Research on Children,” in which members investigate the value, pitfalls, and lessons associated with combining anthropological research with that of other disciplines to study children

Features

Letters to the Editor (200 words or less)

New Book Announcements

Professional Opportunities
*Job announcements
*Research Opportunities
*Grants/Prizes Available
*Calls for Papers/Abstracts
*Conference Announcements

Member News/Professional Updates
*Recent Appointments
*Grants Received
*Prizes Awarded
*Any other achievements or publications that members would like to announce

Photos from Fieldwork (with caption of 30 words or less)

Ph.D. & MA in Childhood Studies at Rutgers

Applications now being sought for Ph.D. and MA programs. Ph.D. application deadline: January 5, 2015. Funding available.

The Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey USA, opened its doors in September 2007 as the first Ph.D. granting program in Childhood Studies in North America. In addition to the Ph.D., the multidisciplinary program offers BA and MA degrees. Graduate students in the program come from a variety of backgrounds and bring with them an impressive array of educational and life experience. The Masters of Art program continues to grow and produce new and innovative leaders in their field.

With three new full-time faculty joining the Department in Fall 2014, the program is poised to bring innovation and growth to the already vibrant department and field of childhood studies.

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2015 entering doctoral class; applications for the Masters of Arts program are accepted year-round. Deadline for applications for doctoral study is January 5, 2014Funding is available on a competitive basis for qualified applicants. Visit the Graduate Admissions website. 

http://childhood.camden.rutgers.edu/2013/06/07/applications/

History & Critique: What to Make of Child-Saving Discourse?

Ep1: What to Make of Child-Saving Discourse? 
by Patrick Ryan

Childhood: History & Critique is a bi-weekly series of interviews and commentaries on the historical study of childhood offered by Patrick J. Ryan for the Society for the History of Children and Youth.

Episode 1 – “What to Make of Child-Saving Discourse?” is available online at: http://shcyhome.org/2014/11/what-to-make-of-child-saving-discourse/
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PhD Project in Children’s Geographies University of Otago

Applications are invited from potential applicants with an interest in the topic:  Children, families and belonging in an urbanising world commencing in 2014 

Supervisors: Dr Christina Ergler & Associate Professor Claire Freeman (Department of Geography, University of Otago, New Zealand)

We are seeking a student willing to embark on a PhD and interested in working on a mixed-methods project on ‘Place attachment and social connection in urbanising societies’. Whilst place attachment is an area that is of established interest to geographers the role of children in forging place attachment for families is less well understood (Weller & Bruegel, 2009, Gordon, 2012).  Continue reading

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Children and Childhoods Conference – UK

Children and Childhoods Conference 2015

July 14-15, 2015
University Campus Suffolk, Ipswich, UK
Hosted by
Unit for the Study of Children and Childhoods, UCS

We are excited to announce that the call for papers for our biennial international Children and Childhoods Conference is open. We invite papers that theoretically and empirically engage with a broad range of disciplines reflecting the diverse nature of contemporary childhood studies. Continue reading

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