Conference: “Childhoods in South Asia: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives”
18-19 July 2013
Australian National University
Theatre 1 and 2, Hedley Bull Centre (Building no. 130), Fellows Road, Acton
We are very happy to announce that the conference, "Childhoods in South Asia" is now open for registration FREE of cost.
The conference will feature keynote talks by Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty (University of Chicago), Dr Peggy Froerer (Brunel University, London), Dr Sarada Balagopalan (Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi) and Marine Carrin (Director of Research, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Toulouse).
We will also screen films made by children with Professor David MacDougall (Australian National University), who will discuss his latest research, the Childhood and Modernity Project.
The conference will provide an interdisciplinary platform for scholars and NGO representatives who work in the areas of childhood and education in South Asia. We seek to foreground children's experiences in light of changing discourses of childhood in historical and contemporary South Asia. While acknowledging the ways children are situated in structures of power, the conference will focus on children's stories and agency.
We will explore children's interactions with institutions of modernity and social structures—including gender, age, family, class, community and caste—that often marginalise children in multiple ways. We aim for a convergence of innovative ideas around childhood, recognising that this category is contested and raises important dilemmas for interdisciplinary studies.
Conference details and registration at
For enquiries contact:
Dr Zazie Bowen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jessica Hinchy (email@example.com)
The South Asia Research Institute, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
The Australia-India Council, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
The ANU Research School of Humanities and the Arts
AusAID (the Australian Agency for International Development)
The ANU Gender Institute
The School of Archaeology and Anthropology, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
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