Three keynote events are presented to contribute to the mapping of the state of childhood studies:
Three keynote events are presented to contribute to the mapping of the state of childhood studies:Thursday, May 5
A lunchtime panel will explore the theme of the conference, Mapping the Landscapes of Childhood in Canada. Each keynote will discuss the topic from their particular disciplinary perspective
Dr. Patrizia Albanese: Department of Sociology, Ryerson University
Dr. Mona Gleason: Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia
Dr. Mavis Reimer: Canada Research Chair in the Culture of Childhood, Director of the Centre for Research in Young People's Texts and Cultures, University of Winnipeg
Session to be moderated by Dr. Susan McDaniel: Research Chair, Prentice Institute, University of Lethbridge.
Friday, May 6
Dr. Allison James is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences at the University of Sheffield; Professor II appointment at the Norwegian Centre for Child Research, Norwegian University for Science and Technology, Trondheim; Editor of Children and Society; Director of the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth, University of Sheffield; Member of Advisory Council for the Center for the Study of Childhood and Adolescence, Cyprus College; and Vice President for the International Childhood and Youth Research Network (elected 2008-11).
Saturday, May 7
Dr. Perry Nodelman is Professor Emeritus at the University of Winnipeg. His most recent scholarly book is The Hidden Adult: Defining Children's Literature (2008; Johns Hopkins Press). He is also a noted children's author, including a fantasy The Same Place But Different, its sequel A Completely Different Place, a comic satire Behaving Bradley, and most recently Not a Nickel to Spare: The Great Depression Diary of Sally Cohen, a novel about the Christie Pits Riots in Toronto in 1933 in Scholastic Canada's Dear Canada Series.