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Children and Childhoods Conference

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 09:00 to Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 15:30

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: 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