Call for Presentations: 4th Global Conference Childhood 17th - 19th July 2014

Call for Presentations: 4th Global Conference Childhood 17th - 19th July 2014
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The 4th Global Conference Childhood takes place from Thursday 17th July to Saturday 19th July 2014 at Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom. It is an inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference project seeks to investigate and explore all aspects of childhood. The nature of childhood and its significance as a separate phase of life is viewed quite differently in different cultures and in different historical eras. This conference will look at all aspects of the experience of childhood as well as the social, cultural, historical and psychological perceptions of children and childhood.

The organisers encourage submissions on any theme to do with the nature of childhood, including, but not limited to the ones listed below.

  1. Definitions of Childhood
  2. Childhood and Development
  3. Children and Relationships
  4. Perceptions and Depictions of Childhood (Adults on Children, Children on Children, Culture on Children)
  5. Children and society: the larger world
  6. Children as Consumers: Objects and materialism
  7. Childishness
  8. The values of Childhood

In addition to individual submissions the Steering Group also welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals.

Proposals will also be considered on any related theme. 300 word proposals should be submitted by Friday 14th February 2014. If a proposal is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper of no more than 3000 words should be submitted by Friday 16th May 2014.

For further details of the conference, please visit:

Joint Organising Chairs: Wendy Turgeon: Rob Fisher:

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