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March 12-15, 2015 — Long Beach, CA
Hosted by California State University, Long Beach
Conference Hotel: Ayres Hotel Seal Beach

Keynote Speaker: Susan Terrio (Georgetown University)
Susan will speak about her widely touted research chronicling the experiences of undocumented children and youth in U.S. immigration custody, in advance of her new book Whose Child Am I? Unaccompanied, Undocumented Children in U.S. Immigration Custody, to be published by the University of California Press in May 2015.

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Book Launch – Childhood with Bourdieu – eds: Leena Alanen, Liz Brooker and Berry Mayall

9781137384737Book Launch

Childhood with Bourdieu

Leena Alanen, Liz Brooker and Berry Mayall (eds.)

Wednesday 25th February 2015, 4-6 pm
Drama Studio, UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL
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Refugee children as political and moral subjects – now and then

Information from Sweden – an upcoming workshop in March!

Refugee children as political and moral subjects – now and then:
Interdisciplinary crossings in studies of childhood, migration, and forced evacuations 

Tuesday March 3, 2015
9.00 AM – 4.30 PM
Linköping University, Sweden

The aim of the workshop is to address how contemporary research contribute to the historical study of refugee children and vice versa; how can historical research invigorate critical analysis of the contemporary study of refugee children. The workshop program includes presentations by researchers with both disciplinary backgrounds, such as history, sociology, geography, and interdisciplinary backgrounds, such as health studies and child studies. The majority of the speakers study refugee children and young people in a Nordic context. An important theme at the workshop is to approach children and youth as moral and political subjects, either in terms of agency (actions) or in terms of representations of children and youth (media, political documents, etc), or both. Continue reading Refugee children as political and moral subjects – now and then

National Collection of Children’s Books (Ireland) One Day Symposium

National Collection of Children’s Books (Ireland) One-Day Symposium

10am – 4:45pm
Friday 17th April 2015
Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin

Registration is now open and there is no fee. Places are limited; so, early registration is advised. Register at

The National Collection of Children’s Books (NCCB) is a major two-year interdisciplinary and inter-institutional project (Church of Ireland College of Education and Trinity College Dublin), funded by the Irish Research Council, which will examine children’s books collections in five libraries in Dublin: the Church of Ireland College of Education, the National Library, Pearse Street Library, St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, and Trinity College Dublin. The research team comprises two principal investigators, Pádraic Whyte (TCD) and Keith O’Sullivan (CICE); two postdoctoral researchers, Ciara Boylan and Ciara Gallagher; and a catalogue and database developer, Paolo Defant.

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Keynote Speakers

Jill Shefrin, Senior Research Associate in Arts, Trinity College, University of Toronto
“Sometimes he thought…, “Why?” and sometimes he thought, “Wherefore?” and sometimes he thought, “Inasmuch as which?”: Context and the Study of Children’s Books

Prof Peter Hunt, Professor Emeritus, Cardiff University
Revolutionaries in the Library Vaults: Children’s Books Collections and the Re-Writing of Children’s Literature Studies

NCCB Research Team Speakers
Dr Keith O’Sullivan: Co-Principal Investigator, CICE
Dr Pádraic Whyte: Co-Principal Investigator, TCD
Dr Ciara Boylan: Postdoctoral Researcher, Education
Dr Ciara Gallagher: Postdoctoral Researcher, Literature
Mr Paolo Defant: Catalogue and Database Development

Dr Jarlath Killeen, Trinity College Dublin (Chair)
Dr Valerie Coghlan, Independent Scholar
Dr Lydia Ferguson, Trinity College Dublin
Dr Máire Kennedy, Pearse Street Library
Susan Parkes, Church of Ireland College of Education

Wine Reception: Long Room, Old Library, TCD

REMINDER: Time to register for the 2015 ACYIG Conference/Reduced hotel rates end after Feb. 2nd

We are really pleased with the groundswell of interest in the 2015 ACYIG Conference to be held March 12-15 at California State University, Long Beach! With over 60 presenters on topics as varied as child/youth architectures of play to the value of using child- and youth-centered ethnography to train teachers, the conference is shaping up to be one of our very best. Conference organizers are hard at work; Please look for an email posting the Preliminary Program for the conference around February 15th.

In the meantime, this is a reminder to please book your room(s) soon at the designated conference hotel, the Ayres Seal Beach Hotel. block of rooms has been held for our participants for the special price of $139 per night until February 2nd. To receive this reduced rate, call (562) 596-8330 and mention the conference code ACYIG before then.

Staying at the Ayres Seal Beach hotel is advantageous, because a free shuttle bus will leave this hotel each morning and head back to the hotel in the evening, providing you with transportation to our conference location on the California State University campus (about an 8 or 9 minute shuttle ride away).

And registering for the 2015 conference is also a snap at:

Thank you for registering for the Conference soon; the sooner folks register, the sooner we know how many will attend, and the better we can ensure space, food, and programming for all.

We look forward to seeing you soon,

Rachael Stryker
Convener, ACYIG