Mapping the Landscapes of Childhood II Conference

May 8 - 10

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Institute for Child & Youth Studies
University of Lethbridge

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Mapping the Landscapes of Childhood II

We take great pleasure in announcing the second Mapping the Landscapes of Childhood conference, and look forward to continuing the conversations begun at the first conference in 2011, which drew together an international group of 125 scholars. We aim to build on the success of our first conference, and to exploit the synergies within the U of L’s newly established multidisciplinary Institute for Child and Youth Studies (I-CYS).

We therefore invite scholars and practitioners from a wide variety of academic disciplines (including the sciences, arts, humanities, social sciences, policy studies, social work, and education) to consider the state of child and youth studies, a vibrant and rapidly evolving field of inquiry.

Conference Themes:  

  1. Appropriations of childhood.
  2. Is work the opposite of play?
  3. Does humanitarian aid help or harm children?

Proposals for papers on additional themes will also be welcome.

Conference Format: Three days of multidisciplinary panels with scholarly presentations on conference themes; poster sessions; several keynote events; practitioner sessions; and a film screening. More Details

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