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Upcoming Colloquium at the Center for the History of Childhood, Oxford

‘Juvenile Delinquency in the 19th and 20th Centuries: National and Transnational Perspectives’

a one-day interdisciplinary conference

Conference Organizers: Professor Laurence Brockliss and Dr Heather Ellis

The conference will discuss recent work on the national and transnational history of juvenile delinquency and youth justice in different parts of the world with a particular focus on how ideas and understandings of delinquency have travelled across regional and national borders and been accepted, rejected or adapted in new geographical and cultural contexts.

Venue: Summer Common Room, Magdalen College, High Street, Oxford

9:00 – 9:20: Registration in the Summer Common Room

9:20-9.30: Introduction and Welcome
Heather Ellis (Liverpool Hope)
Writing the History of Transnational Juvenile Delinquency

9.30-11.00: Session 1: Juvenile Delinquency and Colonial Systems
Helen Rogers (Liverpool John Moores): ‘Being Boys? Comparing the Behaviour of Convict Lads Before and After Transportation’
Stephanie Olsen (Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin): ‘Dangerous Boys in Britain and India, c. 1880-1914’

11.00-11.15: Coffee

11.15-12.45: Session 2: Delinquency and Nation Building
Catherine Cox and Susannah Riordan (UCD): ‘Towards a History of Juvenile Delinquency in Ireland’
Bryce Evans (Liverpool Hope): ‘“How will we kill the evening?” ‘Degeneracy’ and ‘Second Generation’ Male Adolescents in Independent Ireland’

12.45-2.00: Lunch

2.00-3.30: Session 3: Delinquency and National Identity
Nazan Cicek (Ankara): ‘Juvenile Justice Alla Turca: Perception and Treatment of Juvenile Delinquency in the Turkish Republic (1923-2005)’
Kate Bradley (Kent): ‘Making Sense of Delinquency in the Post-War Welfare State: England and Wales, 1945-1970’

3.30-5.00: Session 4: Reconstructing the Lives of Juvenile Delinquents
Pam Cox (Essex): ‘Young Criminal Lives: Life Courses and Life Chances from 1850’
Heather Shore (Leeds Beckett): ‘Beyond Bad Girls and Artful Dodgers? Revisiting Young Criminal Lives from 1850’

5.00 – 6.00: Concluding Session: Oxford and Juvenile Delinquency
Laurence Brockliss (Oxford) et al.

The cost of attendance will be £50 for those who wish to take lunch in the New Room, Magdalen. This will be a very ample buffet lunch with wine as in previous years. For those simply wishing to attend the colloquium, there will be a charge of £15 to cover administration costs and tea and coffee. Cheques should be made out to ‘Dr L W B Brockliss, History of University’ and sent to Laurence Brockliss at Magdalen College, Oxford, OX14AU.

Mapping the Landscapes of Childhood II Conference

May 8-9, 2015
Institute for Child & Youth Studies
University of Lethbridge

Early bird registration ends April 8!

Keynote speakers:

  • Tim Gill
  • Katie Hinde
  • Jane Humphries
  • Karen Wells

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2nd NZ Childhood Studies Colloquium – Oct 2015

2nd New Zealand Childhood Studies Colloquium
What does Childhood Studies mean for research, policy and practice?
20-21 October 2015
University of Otago, Dunedin
Kia ora koutou,

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Intellectual Forum Seminare at the V&A Museum of Childhood (London, UK): The use of objects in workshops with children: Perspectives from museum practice and academic research

Intellectual Forum Seminar
The use of objects in workshops with children: Perspectives from museum practice and academic research
Thursday 26th March
5pm – 6.30pm
The Summerly Room at The V&A Museum of Childhood
Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9PA, United Kingdom
- Dr Tessa Whitehouse (QMUL School of English& Drama) will talk about the use of objects in her current Creativeworks funded research project ‘Making Friends’. The project is in partnership with Codasign and Stoke Newington School. Tessa’s workshops include the use of creative technologies in object-exploration and object-making with children in participatory research.
- Dr Carolyn Bloore (Formal Learning Officer, V&A Museum of Childhood) and Madeleine Hoare (Schools Officer, V&A Museum of Childhood) will talk about their use of objects in the primary school teaching sessions that are offered to school groups visiting the museum. They will focus on puppetry.
Do join us to consider these practices and perhaps to share your own experiences of using objects in workshops with children. Please rsvp to: 

​The museum is hosting this discussion as part of its AHRC funded ‘Child in the World’ programme in collaboration with The School of Geography at Queen Mary, The University of London. The evening will be chaired by Lamees Al Mubarak, Collaborative Doctoral Award Researcher.

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Monthly Seminar – “Children and Land Grabs”

Children and Land Grabs:
Development, Social Reproduction and the Future in a Nature Park in Senegal

Davide Cirillo, University of Padova & VU University Amsterdam.

Since 2008, the sharp raise of commodity prices resulted in an energy and food crisis, and pressure on market supply chains. International organizations reacted by placing agriculture, both for energy and food production, at the centre of their political agendas. The resulting development model is one that insists on private capital investment to fuel production on ‘underexploited’ and ‘potential arable’ land. Continue reading Monthly Seminar – “Children and Land Grabs”