Category Archives: Call for Papers: Conferences

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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

CFP: Learning, Education, Identities, and Musical Experiences: Ethnographic Approaches

Infancia_c Workshop #3  – April 17-18, 2015 – Madrid, Spain

This small two-day conference/workshop welcomes empirical and methodological papers that document and discuss the place of music and closely related expressive practices in the daily lives of people across the life-span and in a variety of institutional and socio-cultural settings. We are particularly interested in studies that can make a contribution to one or both of the following strands of discussion:
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4th International Children’s Geographies Conference

Young People, Borders & Well-Being

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January 12-15, 2015

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CFP: Children & Society Panel at ASA

ASA 2015 – Symbiotic anthropologies: theoretical commensalities and methodological mutualisms

CFP – Children and Society panel

Children are significant research subjects as they mirror social contexts where they belong and re-elaborate their experience to become agents of change. What can we learn about our discipline, our society and our future by engaging with children in different set ups?

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CFP: The Child and Citizenship

A symposium to be held at Texas A&M University
27 March 2015
Sponsored by the Critical Childhood Studies Glasscock Humanities Seminar and the Texas A&M Department of English

Keynote Speaker:  Courtney Weikle-Mills, University of Pittsburgh

300-word proposals are invited for 15-minute papers to be presented at a one-day interdisciplinary symposium on “The Child and Citizenship.”  Papers may contemplate the child as future citizen (e.g., efforts within such forums as literature, pedagogy, public health, or character-building endeavors on the order of Scouting to shape the citizens of tomorrow) or as present citizen (e.g., children engaged in activities such as work, charitable endeavors, or social protest movements).  Proposals focusing on any culture or time period are welcome.

Sample approaches include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Children and national identity
  • Children and political rights/theory
  • Educating children for citizenship
  • Children and immigration
  • Historical and/or global understandings of children in society
  • Consumerism and the child citizen
  • The gendering of the child citizen
  • Childhood, citizenship, and race
  • Children’s literature (or other media) and citizenship

Please submit abstracts to organizers Lucia Hodgson ( and Claudia Nelson ( on or before 1 December 2014.