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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: l.almubarak@qmul.ac.uk 
 

​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.

More information: http://www.vam.ac.uk/moc/events/intellectual-forum-seminar/

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”

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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.


See our Conferences page for more information about registration, lodging, paper & session submission, and special events!


 

 

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