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CFP - Coming Up Together: Towards Ending and Preventing Youth Homelessness in Ontario, Canada and Beyond

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1 May 2017

Coming Up Together: Towards Ending and Preventing Youth Homelessness in Ontario, Canada and Beyond
February 20-22, 2018
On unceded Algonquin Territory (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
Convened by a multi-sectoral organizing committee, hosted by Carleton University
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Social Sciences, in Downtown Ottawa

We are seeking proposals for:

1) Panel topics 2) Papers 3) Workshops from researchers and academics

CFP - L.M. Montgomery and Reading

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15 Aug 2017

CFP: L.M. Montgomery and Reading
The L.M. Montgomery Institute’s Thirteenth Biennial Conference
University of Prince Edward Island, 21-24 June 2018

“I am simply a book drunkard. Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.” –April 4, 1899 (from The Complete Journals of L.M. Montgomery: The P.E.I. years, 1899-1900)

CFP - Good Grief(s): Historical and Culture Readings of Peanuts

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15 Mar 2017

Call for Papers for an upcoming edited anthology
Good Grief(s): Historical and Culture Readings of Peanuts

CFP - Locating the Child in Digital Games Research

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7 Apr 2017

We invite submissions for the half-day workshop "Locating the Child in Digital Games Research," to be held as part of the DiGRA 2017 Conference in Melbourne, on morning of July 3, 2017.

The vast majority of children, including the very young, engage in some kind of digitally mediated play on a regular basis. Of course, "play" and "childhood" are deeply entwined concepts with play deemed necessary and natural for children in contemporary western societies. However, "child’s play" remains marginal in game studies literature.

The overarching aims of this workshop are:

CFP - Changing Social Connections in Time and Space

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3 Mar 2017

Call for Papers for the Children and Childhood Network of the Social Science History Association

CFP - Regarding Children and Young People in the 21st Century

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31 Mar 2017

Bangor Interdisciplinary Conference on Childhood and Youth
Regarding Children and Young People in the 21st Century
28 – 30 June 2017

A collaboration between the Schools of Education, Law, Social Science and Healthcare Science at Bangor University, our conference is an exciting opportunity for cross-disciplinary debate and discussion about contemporary childhood and youth in national and international contexts.

CFP - Calling Dumbledore’s Army: Activist Children’s Literature

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15 Mar 2017

CFP for 2018 MLA Panel - Calling Dumbledore’s Army: Activist Children’s Literature

Books can encourage children to question rather than accept the world as it is. Literature for young people can invite them to imagine a world where black lives matter, women’s rights are human rights, poverty does not limit one’s life choices, LGBTQ youth know they are loved, indigenous peoples’ rights are respected, the disabled have equal rights and opportunities, refugees find refuge, and climate change does not imperil life on this planet.

CFP - Pippi to Ripley 4: Sex and Gender in Children’s Literature, Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Comics

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15 Feb 2017

Pippi to Ripley 4: Sex and Gender in Children’s Literature, Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Comics
Ithaca College, April 21-22, 2017
Keynote: SAMMUS performs her acclaimed nerdcore hip-hop and talks about race, geekdom, and feminism.
Special guest: Breakout YA author LJ Alonge, author of The Blacktop series of YA novels.

CFP - Cultural Representations of Transnational Childhoods

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1 Apr 2017

Cultural Representations of Transnational Childhoods
Day Seminar 13/5/2017, University of Wroclaw
organized by the Center for Young People’s Literature and Culture and the Center for Postcolonial Studies, Institute of English Studies, the University of Wroclaw in collaboration with the Centre for European Studies, Australian National University

CFP - Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth Special Issue: Childhood in Museum Settings

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1 Apr 2017

The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth seeks articles (8000 words) for a themed issue on the portrayal of the histories of children and of childhood in museum settings. The issue will be guest-edited by Loren Lerner, Professor of Art History at Concordia University in Montreal.

Potential topics for articles include:

  • histories of childhood museums: their origins, ideologies, changing philosophies, and current practices
  • frameworks and perspectives on national museum collections of childhood objects
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