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REMINDER: The Deadline for Submissions for the 2014 ACYIG Joint Conference is December 2nd

2014 ACYIG Conference Will be Held in Charleston, South Carolina, February 12th-15th

The ACYIG Board cordially invites ACYIG members to join scholars from the Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group (ACYIG) of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), the Division of International Psychology (Division 52) of the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Society for Cross-Cultural Research (SCCR) at next year’s Fifth Annual Meeting of ACYIG.

The conference will be held from February 12 to February 15, 2014 at the historic Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, SC. Some may remember that ACYIG held its joint meetings with SCCR in Charleston in 2011—it was an extremely popular conference, and we look forward to returning to this wonderful venue.

Submitting Abstracts:

Anyone who would like to have work considered for inclusion within an ACYIG poster session, paper session, symposium, panel discussion, or conversation hour at the conference may submit an abstract of the work (200 words maximum) by Monday, December 2, 2013. Please note that if you wish to submit any abstracts for consideration by the SCCR, the deadline is earlier—November 11, 2013.

A link to descriptions of the five possible presentation formats as well as submission forms are available at the SCCR 2014 conference page:

Registration Information

Conference registration rates are:

Members: $130 by 13 January 2014, $140 after 13 January 2014
Non-members: $140 by 13 January 2014, $150 after 13 January 2014
Retirees: $80 by 13 January 2014, $85 after 13 January 2014
Students: $50 by 13 January 2014, $60 after 13 January 2014

Banquet (all are invited): $55

The conference hotel, which is conveniently located within walking distance of boutiques, eateries, and historic landmarks, has a block of rooms for conference attendees at the rate of $154/night that you may access online via:

You should not need a login code but may use “SCCR” without quotation marks if necessary. You may also call (843) 722-0600 or (877) 756-2121 and mention “SCCR” if you prefer.

Please feel free to share information about the 2014 conference with interested others and to contact Elisa Sobo ( or Rachael Stryker ( if you have any questions. You may also direct inquiries to

We look forward to seeing many of you in Charleston!

CFP: Teaching Persepolis: A Roundtable Discussion (ChLA 2014)

Children’s Literature Association (ChLA) Annual Convention, “Diverging Diversities: Plurality in Children’s and Young Adult Literature Then and Now,” University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC,June 19-21, 2014

In March 2013, Chicago Public School officials generated controversy when they removed Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel, Persepolis, from inclusion in 7th grade curriculum and classrooms. Over the past decade, however, Persepolis has increasingly appeared in college-level courses, such as freshman composition, religious studies, women’s and gender studies, and children’s/YA literature, among others. For the upcoming ChLA conference, I am interested in forming an interdisciplinary roundtable discussion on different pedagogical approaches to teaching Persepolis in the undergraduate classroom; I also welcome submissions about the inclusion and/or exclusion of Satrapi’s novel from secondary school curriculum and related controversies. I encourage submissions from scholars and educators across a variety of disciplines and fields, including English, children’s/YA literature, world literature, secondary education, women’s and gender studies, rhetoric and composition, and others. Presenters will offer short papers and contribute to a discussion about the role of Persepolis in the classroom. Please send a 250-word abstract and a short bio or CV to Kristen Proehl, Assistant Professor of English, SUNY-Brockport,, by Dec. 15, 2013.

Global Summit on Childhood CFP

2014 Global Summit on Childhood

There’s still time to submit your proposal!

Proposals now due
5 November 2013


The Association for Childhood Education International’s upcoming Global Summit on Childhood (10-13 April 2014 – Vancouver, Canada), will explore diverse perspectives on childhood from different cultural, historical, social, and economic contexts, in order to advance our understanding of the childhood experience.

Do you have any stories, research, recommendations, or experiences you would like to share with a passionate and engaged audience of fellow researchers, educators, practitioners, and advocates who support children and childhood? If so, please submit your proposal today! 

The Global Summit on Childhood seeks to feature sessions from a variety of subject areas, including:

  • Worldviews on Childhood
  • Childhood in Your Country or Community
  • Child Perspectives on Childhood
  • Childhood in a Changing World
  • Childhood From Perspectives of Identity and Ability

DEADLINE EXTENDED! We have recently extended the deadline for proposals to Tuesday, the 5th of November. You have only a few more weeks to submit your proposal.

Download Proposal Form 

To attend the Global Summit on Childhood, 
register here. We try to keep registration rates as reasonable as possible. We hope this facilitates your attendance. Please be sure to check out our special student and team rates.

For more information, contact Yvette Murphy at



CALL FOR PAPERS: Conference on Childhood Studies. Values of Childhood and Childhood Studies. May, 7–9th, 2014. Oulu, Finland

Conference on Childhood Studies
Values of Childhood and Childhood Studies
May, 7–9th, 2014
Oulu, Finland

The Finnish Society for Childhood Studies invites submissions for proposals for an international conference to be held in Oulu May 7–9th, 2014. The multidisciplinary conference on childhood studies has established itself as the venue for research on children and childhood in Finland. The focus of the sixth conference will be on values – the values of childhood as well as the values in and valuation of childhood studies.

The keynote speakers are:
– Professor Alan Prout (Sociology of Childhood, University of Warwick)
– Professor Pia Christensen (Anthropology and Childhood Studies, University of Leeds)
– Professor Eva Johansson (Early Childhood Education, University of Stavanger)
– Professor Astri Andresen (Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion, University of Bergen)
– Development Manager Mikko Oranen (National Institute for Health and Welfare, Oulu)

The conference offers space for an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas for researchers who work with children. We welcome papers that respond to the main theme from different viewpoints including but not limited to:

– Ethical questions and values in childhood research
– Methodological challenges in childhood research
– Health and equality in childhood
– Childhood and moral values
– Childhood in plural societies
– Northern childhoods
– Historicising the values of childhood
– Gendered values of childhood
– Languages of childhood
– Values in education
– Contested and conflicting values of childhood
– Institutional and individual values of childhood
– Vulnerable childhoods
– Children’s participation
– Other viewpoints

Sessions will be arranged either in English or in Finnish. A proposal can be submitted for:
– Individual paper presentation: 20–30 minutes including discussion.
– Self-organised sessions: groups may propose to organize a full session of 90 minutes including presentations (3–4 individual papers and discussion, or round table discussion).
– Poster presentation: sessions will be set up for conference participants to interact with poster presenters.

Please submit abstracts for presentations electronically through the conference website ( The abstract should contain the following information:
– the title of the presentation
– the type of presentation (individual paper/ self-organised session/ poster)
– the name/s and institution/s of the presenter/s
– mailing address and E-mail address
– a 250-word abstract
– audiovisual requirements, and
– up to five keywords.

Important dates:
December 31th 2013: Deadline for submission of abstracts
February 15th 2014: Notification of acceptance of papers
March 15th 2014: Final date for registration with reduced fee
April 15th 2014: Final date for registration

We warmly welcome you to Oulu!
Scientific Committee and Organizing Committee

For further information, see the conference pages:

CFP – The Law and the Child in Historical Perspective, 1400-2000

The Law and the Child in Historical Perspective, 1400-2000

June 1-2, 2014
University of Minnesota Law School,
229 19th Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55455

The study of the history of children, youth and childhood has grown dramatically in the last two decades, making age a new category of historical analysis.  The Law and the Child will focus on law’s central role in changing understandings of childhood and children’s experiences, considering among other things selfhood, family, market relations, society, and state.  Our hope is for a broad reach geographically and chronologically, from the Medieval World to the Twenty-First Century, and for papers that consider the multiple sources that intersect in the legal construction of childhood and in children’s lived legal experiences.  These include race, class, gender, disability, sexuality, ethnicity, psychology, dependency, agency, citizenship, and (il)legitimacy.  We also hope papers will address topics in both civil and criminal law.  The conference, one of a series begun in 2007, is intended to showcase the work of junior scholars working the field of legal history and to bring them into conversation with senior scholars.  It is co-sponsored by the University of Minnesota Law School and History Department, the Childhood and Youth Studies Across the Disciplines IAS Research Collaborative at the University of Minnesota, the Indiana University School of Law, the University of Pennsylvania Law School and History Department, the University of Illinois College of Law, the University of Michigan Law School, and the University of Chicago Department of History.

Interested participants should submit a proposal of no more than 300 words, in Word format, accompanied by a cv of no more than 3 pages to Barbara Welke at  All proposals are due by 20 December 2013.  Applicants will be notified by email no later than 17 February 2014 whether their proposals have been accepted for presentation.  No previously published work will be accepted, as the conference is designed to provide a forum for productive and supportive discussion of works in progress.

Accepted participants will be required to submit a full paper, in Word format, of no more than 10,000 words by 1 May 2014.  All papers will be pre-circulated on a password-protected website, and read by all participants.  A modest travel and accommodations budget will be provided for all presenters.