Call for Papers: (Re)Examining Historical Childhoods: Literary, Cultural, Social

MOZURI March 2016 SHCY symposium image[2] copy(Re)Examining Historical Childhoods: Literary, Cultural, Social.
An Australasian Society for the History of Children and Youth Symposium
December 12-13, 2016
Melbourne, Australia
Deakin University

In this inaugural Australasian Society for the History of Children and Youth symposium, we are keenly interested in bringing together scholars of the history of children and childhood to consider new perspectives, new methodologies, and new cross- disciplinary frameworks that will enrich the field. We invite proposals for panels, papers, or roundtables that explore histories of children and youth from any place and in any era.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Representations of the histories children and childhood in the media, film, literature, music and popular culture
  • The ‘difficult’ histories of children and youth
  • Histories that consider children’s agency and voice
  • Children and their relation to space, place, and the built environment
  • Education and the histories of children and youth
  • Material culture and the commemoration of children’s heritage
  • Histories of ‘girlhood’ and ‘boyhood’
  • Cross-cultural and Indigenous experiences of childhood across time
  • Histories of childhood and public policy

Paper and panel proposals are due no later than 15 May 2016. They should include the following information in a single document and should be sent to the conference convener Kristine Moruzi ( Notifications of acceptance will be made by 15 June.

  1. Name of presenter, institutional affiliation, address and email.
  2. Title of individual paper
  3. 250-word abstract of paper
  4. Brief bio (max 50 words) for presenter
  5. Audio-visual requirements

Other members of the programme committee are:
Kate Darian-Smith, University of Melbourne
Margot Hillel, Australian Catholic University
Nell Musgrove, Australian Catholic University
Carla Pascoe, University of Melbourne


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