Children and Childhoods Conference 2017

Children and Childhoods Conference 2017

18th and 19th July, University of Suffolk, Ipswich, UK

Hosted by

Department of Children, Young People and Education

We are excited that the call for papers for our Biennial International Children and Childhoods Conference is open. We invite papers that theoretically and empirically engage with a broad range of disciplines reflecting the diverse nature of contemporary childhood studies.

The conference aims to bring together established academics, early career researchers, PhD candidates and students. Topics covered by this call could include but are not limited to:

  • International development
  • Migration and movement
  • Identity, culture and belonging
  • Rights, advocacy and participation
  • Humanitarianism
  • Health, wellbeing and embodiment
  • Methodologies
  • Education
  • Family formations
  • Disabilities
  • Sex and sexualities
  • Therapeutic care and interventions

Please send 250 word abstracts for a 20 minute presentation, 500 word abstracts for panels and 150 word abstracts for posters: uoschildhoodspapers@uos.ac.uk. We welcome traditional presentations of 20 minutes with additional time for questions, pre-formed panels of speakers and posters; as well as alternative modes of presentation including performance, film, photography etc.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 31st March 2017  

We look forward to receiving your submissions

Children and Childhoods Conference Team

Allison Boggis, Sarah Coombs, Jessica Clark and Sarah Richards

 

Keynote speakers

Afua Twum-Danso Imoh

Afua Twum-Danso Imoh is a Lecturer in the Sociology of Childhood at the University of Sheffield. She holds a PhD from the Centre of West African Studies at the University of Birmingham which focused on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Ghana. Since completing her PhD, her research has focused on the changing nature of parent–child relationships, the impact of cultural values such as reciprocity, respect, and responsibility on universal children’s rights standards, and the impact of globalization on the concept of childhood. Her work has been published in a number of edited collections as well as in peer-reviewed journals. She is the co-editor of two edited volumes: Childhoods at the Intersection of the Global and the Local (published by Palgrave in October 2012) and Children’s Lives in an Era of Children’s Rights: The Progress of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Africa (published by Routledge in December 2013). She is member of the Centre for the Study of Childhood at the University of Sheffield and one of the series editors of Palgrave Macmillan’s Childhood and Youth Series.

Katherine Runswick-Cole

Katherine Runswick-Cole is Professor of Critical Disability Studies & Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has published extensively in the field of critical disability studies.  Much of her research has focused on the lives of disabled children, young people and, more recently, on working in coproduction with people with learning disabilities in research about their lives (humanactivism.org). Recent publications include: Disabled Children’s Childhood Studies: critical approaches in a global context (With Curran, Palgrave, 2013); Approaching Disability: Critical Issues and Perspectives (With Mallett, Routledge, 2014); Re-thinking Autism: disability, identity and diagnosis (With Mallett and Timimi, Jessica Kingsley, 2016) and the Palgrave Handbook of Disabled Children’s Childhood Studies (With Curran and Liddiard, Palgrave, 2017). You can follow her on Twitter at: @k_runswick_cole

Registration

Full price delegate - book now

Full price delegate plus conference dinner - book now

University of Suffolk student ticket - book now

Previous years and feedback

Children and Childhoods conference July 2015

Visit here to view the 2015 conference page.

Children and Childhoods conference July 2013

Visit here to view the 2013 conference page.

Selected feedback

"A friendly conference with lots of interesting presentations"

"Aspirational and thought provoking"

"Enjoyable and informative"

Conference dinner

We have booked a local restaurant, Bistro on the Quay.  Menu choices are unconfirmed, but should include: starters - 1 fish, 1 veggie, 1 meat & 1 soup, main  - 2 meat, 1 veggie and 1 fish, Dessert - 4 choices,  plus 2 glasses of wine per person.

Accommodation

There are a number of hotels within easy walking distance of the conference location including:

  • The Salthouse Harbour Hotel (1 minute walk)
  • Premier Inn Quay Street (5 minute walk)
  • Travelodge Duke Street (5 minute walk)
  • Novotel Greyfriars Road (10 minute walk)

Children and Childhoods conference team

Dr Allison Boggis is the Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Special Educational Needs and Disability Studies programme.  Allison has taught on a variety of social science undergraduate and post-graduate courses since joining University of Suffolk in 2004. ...

My academic discipline is in social policy and childhood. I loved studying it as student and I remain passionate about it still, reading, writing, researching and teaching it. I feel very privileged that I can introduce students to my subject and ignite that same passion. The desire...

Career Overview Sarah began her career as a Registered Nurse (adult), working in a number of specialisms including medicine, haematology, oncology and care of older people. She maintains links with the nursing profession by remaining on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) regist...

Career Overview Jessica began her career with an ESRC studentship to study Quantitative Sociology at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex after completing her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Criminology. After completing an MA in Social Research ...

Emily joined the University in September 2012, and supports the Heads of Department for Children, Young People and Education, and Psychology, Sociology and Social Work. She holds an undergraduate degree in German Studies, and has 20+ years of experience within the Public and Charita...