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ACYIG 2015 Conference: Reminders and Travel Tips

The buzz is on about the 2015 conference of the Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group, if the recent AAA meetings were any indication!   This is a reminder of the deadline for submitting a proposal:  January 10, send to  The call for papers can be found here.

Also a couple of travel tips to make this conference even more affordable than it is already.  If you live within reach of Jet Blue Airlines, they have very attractive prices for flying into Long Beach Airport (LGB), an airport especially close to the venue, California State University at Long Beach.  Also, if you would like to find a roommate with whom to share a room, contact Aviva Sinervo at  Aviva’s communications committee is helping to put people in touch with others seeking to share a room.

See you in Long Beach!

Documentary screening “Play no matter what!”

Anthropology of Children and Youth Seminar

Documentary ‘Play no matter what!’ and the concept of Social Circus

Kim van Haaster, Director and producer of documentaries at Kim van Haaster Audiovisuele Producties

Monday December 15, 2014 10:30-12:00
VU University, Amsterdam, room Z-009(Metropolitan)

Kim van Haaster will introduce the concept of Social Circus that is closely related to the topic of the documentary ‘Play no matter what!’. The documentary was shot in Romania in 2013. After the screening there is time for questions.

Synopsis: Rachitoasa is the hilly hometown of Alexandra and Noni, two Romanian teenagers at the age of fourteen. There is not much else to do in Rachitoasa but to go school, work the land, help out in the household, or hang out on the streets. But one glorious day a bunch of funny looking, foreign people come to live in their village and stay a while. They turn the abandoned and rundown school building down the road into a colorful place for them to play! Ash and Jolien and the two teenagers become friends and hand-in-hand they play and figure out what they are good at and what is valuable in life. Playing is the most powerful way of learning, no matter the circumstances.  

Please also note the date and time of the other upcoming seminar:
Friday 16 January: 10.30-12.00

VU University is located at a 10-minutes’ walk from Amsterdam Zuid railway station. The Metropolitan Building is located opposite the University’s main building, across the tramway. Tram stop ‘De Boelelaan / VU’ is served by tram lines 5 and 51.

Feel free to communicate information of this seminar to other people who might be interested.

Could you confirm your participation in the 15 December seminar to us?


ACYIG Business Mtg & Social Hour – Sat 12/6, 6:30pm

Dear ACYIG Members,

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday, December 6th from 6:30-8:15pm for the ACYIG Organization Meeting held at the AAA’s in the Marriott Ballroom Salon 2.

The first hour is devoted to important interest group business and the second hour will include the social hour and book fair with a number of new and exciting publications.

We hope to see you! (Suggested donation: $5.)

Safe travels,

The ACYIG Board

4th International Children’s Geographies Conference

Young People, Borders & Well-Being

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January 12-15, 2015

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Invitation to Book Reading – Wed. 10/22 at UMBC

ProductImageHandler.ashxPlease join us on Wednesday, October 22nd, 4:00-5:30pm in the University of Maryland – Baltimore County Library Gallery for: 
“Childhood in a Sri Lankan Village”: Reading, Book Signing, and Reception with UMBC Anthropologist Bambi Chapin.

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