Category Archives: Call for Papers: Conferences

Call for Proposals | Global Summit on Childhood

San José, Costa Rica | 31 March – 02 April 2016

A sustainable world begins with childhood. Join us and other individuals concerned about the status and outlook of childhood in a changing world.

Share your perspectives. The Call for Proposals deadline is 28 September 2015.

The 2016 Global Summit on Childhood will be held in San José, Costa Rica, from31 March – 02 April 2016. Participants at the summit will have the opportunity to explore the status and outlook of childhood from diverse perspectives and disciplines such as childhood studies, education, sociology, anthropology, public health, nutrition, architecture and design, neuroscience, and social work. The theme of the summit, “Creating a Better World for Children and Youth through Sustainability, Social Innovation, and Synergy,” is particularly timely, as 2016 marks the official implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals that will be adopted by the United Nations this September. These goals intend to guide a path toward inclusive and shared prosperity in a peaceful and resilient world. Since children and youth will be the torchbearers of this new world vision, we must embrace a shared vision of a better world for our children.

The Call for Proposals can be accessed herePlease feel free to share with your colleagues and networks.

Flexible sponsorship opportunities are also available to promote your program or organization.

For more information on the Global Summit on Childhood, visit, or email

CFP: Global Summit on Childhood in Costa Rica

acei-logoThe Association for Childhood Education International invites proposals for the 2016 Global Summit on Childhood.
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Tackling school sports injury Royal Society of Medicine

We would be very interested to know of anyone researching children’s and young people’s views and experiences of sport and of sports-related injuries, and adults’ perceptions of these topics.

The attached file gives details of an open conference at the Royal Society of Medicine London on 14th September Tackling school sports injury (6 CPD points)

Book your place here:

Registration is now open for this highly-anticipated meeting which will examine the latest research on childhood injury resulting from sport participation.

You will hear a leading panel of interdisciplinary specialists examine governmental policy, socio-cultural aspects and injury surveillance and prevention strategies. You also have the chance to join in with a debate on children’s autonomy and choice in competitive or alternative sports.

If you are working in these areas in any discipline, we hope you will contact us to tell us about your research.

Professor Priscilla Alderson UCL Institute of Education

Professor Allyson Pollock Queen Mary University London allyson.pollock@GMAIL.COM

CFP Visualizing Diversity in Children’s Literature


Panel Sponsored by Children’s Literature Association Diversity Committee

2016 Children’s Literature Association Conference

The ChLA Diversity Committee seeks paper proposals for a panel on diversity and visual representation in children’s literature. Scholarship has increasingly become invested in examining and interrogating the ways the institution of children’s literature defines and practices diversity. This panel will specifically investigate how visual elements in children’s literature have been utilized in such definitions and practices. Papers may examine how visual-verbal narratives such as picturebooks, comics, graphic novels, photographic books, cartoons, and animated films define, approach, promote, conceal and/or ignore diversity; how tensions between visual and verbal modes create possibilities and problems in representing minority groups; how children’s literature has attempted to make the marginalized and “invisible” visible; and how texts appropriate, complicate and/or repudiate visual caricatures of minority groups. Continue reading CFP Visualizing Diversity in Children’s Literature

CFP – Deadline approaching – Feminism and the Politics of Childhood: Friends or foes?

Call for papers

Feminism and the Politics of Childhood: Friends or foes?

Seminar at UCL Institute of Education, London, UK,

16-17th November 2015

This seminar will bring together community- and university-based academics and activists to unpack perceived conflicts between children’s interests and women’s interests (which themselves are heterogeneous) and, more broadly, intersections and antagonisms between various forms of feminism and the politics of childhood.

We invite you to submit an abstract to present or an application to participate. Deadline for abstract submission: 15th August 2015. Continue reading CFP – Deadline approaching – Feminism and the Politics of Childhood: Friends or foes?