"In the name of the child"
The social and cultural history of children and youth
Society for History of Children and Youth
Fourth biennial conference
June 27-30 2007
LINKÖPING UNIVERSITY, NORRKÖPING, SWEDEN
The Society for History of Children and Youth is an international scholarly organization founded in 2001 and committed to the historical study of children and childhood. The organization supports research about childhood, youth cultures, and the experience of young people across diverse times and places and fosters study across disciplinary and methodological boundaries. This conference is the first to be held in Europe.
We welcome all papers that deal with the history of children and youth from all periods of time. We encourage historical papers and sessions drawing upon comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives borrowing from areas such as demography, ethnography, ideological analysis, institutional approaches, legal studies, media studies, psychological frameworks, etc. The conference organization committee will favour proposals for complete sessions and will look favourably on sessions that have an international representation. Individual papers will also be accepted.
The conference is organized through the Department of Child Studies, Linköping University (LiU) at Campus Norrköping. It will be held in the historic and beautiful centre of Norrköping, the best preserved textile mill town in northern Europe, one hour and thirty minutes south of Stockholm. Lodging options will be provided in hotels and student dormitories nearby.
The conference program will include a plenary address, paper panel sessions, and round table discussions. Scholars are invited to submit session and paper proposals. More information about the conference and the submission of proposals will be available soon at:
Submit paper proposals at www.liu.se/shcy2007 (the site is under construction).
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2006
Guidelines: Paper sessions will last approximately two hours and include 4 papers, a discussant and a chair. Presenters will have 15 minutes to present their papers. Moderators will be asked to strictly enforce time limits to allow time for discussion from the floor. Full papers will be made available to conference participants on-line beforehand. To stimulate discussion presenters will be asked to prepare for the conference by reading the other papers that will be presented in their session.
The proposed session may be complete (four papers) or partial (two to three papers or one to two papers and a discussant). We also welcome proposals for roundtables (chair and 3-5 panelists) and sessions built around one or more books (chair, several panelists and response from author(s)). Sessions should represent more than one institution.
Session proposals should include the following information:
• Session title and a brief description
• Your name, department, institution, address and e-mail address and role (paper-presenter, chair or discussant)
• Names and roles (paper-presenter, chair or discussant) department, institution, address and e-mail address of other participants
• Abstracts (400 words maximum) for the papers that are suggested to be included in the session
• Type of session (paper or roundtable)
• Audio-visual needs
Proposals for single papers can also be submitted. The Program Committee will try to fit single paper proposals into session in process of formation.
Paper proposals should include the following information:
• Paper title
• Your name, department, institution, address and e-mail address
• Abstract (400 words maximum)
• Audio-visual needs
Professor, Department of Child Studies
Linköping University, Sweden
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