Category Archives: Call for Papers: Conferences

CFP: 1st New Zealand Childhood Studies Colloquium

Aotearoa’s trials and tribulations of UNCRC’s ‘play grounds’ in the past 25 years

Childhood Studies Colloquium
14 November 2014     9.30am – 4.30pm
Faculty of Education, The University of Auckland
New Zealand

Keynote address:
Emeritus Professor Anne B. Smith, University of Otago

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CFP: Society for the History of Children and Youth Conference

DateJune 24-26th, 2015
Location: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Proposal Submission Deadline:  October 1, 2014
Description: “In Relation: Children, Youth, and Belonging” 

The Program Committee invites proposals for panels, papers, roundtables or workshops that explore histories of children and youth from any place and in any era. We will, however, give particular attention to proposals with a strong historical emphasis and that bear on the theme of this year’s conference.

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CFP: Society for the History of Children and Youth

SHCY Eighth Biennial Conference
“Relationality and the global circulation of children’s literature and culture”

June 24-26th, 2015
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
We invite papers for a prospective panel that explores the global circulation of children’s literature and concepts of childhood, particularly along paths determined by the processes of history and imperialization and colonization.

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CFP for SHCY 2015 Conference

Legal Childhoods
SHCY Panel Submission/CFP
This panel is interested in the long historical legacy of juvenile subjects as represented, and perhaps, created through the discourse of imperial law. We are particularly interested in a trans-Atlantic conversation that may include representations of renaissance English child subjects, colonial child subjects, or early American child subjects as legal manifestations of personhood and minor citizenship find respite in these juvenile bodies. This conversation will inevitably raise questions about what constitutes childhood through an imperialistic eye and long reaching legal precedence; the critical attention of which is often elided by idealistic, ideological, and national understandings of childhood. Papers that take up these critical questions by recognizing legal childhood and juvenile bodies as intersectional subjects in imperialist legal discourses, where race, class, gender, and citizenship define a person’s access to a privileged and/or exploited youth will be given preference. We encourage submissions that address the shifting legal identity of children as they move (or are moved) across geographic space, permeating national borders, and papers that consider the materiality of the juvenile body in relation to place(s) and to object(s).
Interested participants should send a 250 word abstract to and by  August 31, 2014.