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Children, Childhood and Youth in the British World: Historical Perspectives, London

This symposium will provide a scholarly forum for a discussion of the lived experiences of children and the construction of modes of childhood in the context of the British world. The organisers are particularly interested in locating children, childhood and youth in a broader social context and in acknowledging young people as active historical agents.

The London location provides an ideal site to reflect on the historical reach and limitations of the British world and to place young people's experiences into transnational context. It is hoped the symposium will establish research networks and a basis for further investigation and discussion. The conference organisers will aim to publish a selection of conference papers in 2014.

Call for papers

While other submissions are welcome, papers might potentially address themes such as:

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Regulation and childhood

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Children's spaces

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Ego histoire and archives of childhood

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Interdisciplinary approaches to the history of young people

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Images of children

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Literary childhoods

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Violence and childhood

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Urban and rural childhoods

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Intersections between race and childhood

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Indigenous childhoods

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Gender and childhood

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Childhood and trauma

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Narratives of childhood

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Parent-child relations

 

Submission guidelines

 Proposals should include: 

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Title

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250-word abstract

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Biography of 50-100 words

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2-page CV

 

The deadline for proposals is 31 December 2012 and notification of acceptance is 14 January 2013. Submissions should be sent to: Shirleene.robinson@mq.edu.au and Simon.sleight@kcl.ac.uk 

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