New position for Maria Nikolajeva

Our member Maria Nikolajeva (IRSCL President 1993-1997) has been elected to a new position as Professor of Education in the Faculty of Education at University of Cambridge, UK. Currently Professor at the Department of Literature and History of Ideas, Stockholm University, Maria will be linked to the PLACE (Pedagogy, Language, Arts & Culture in Education) academic group at Cambridge.

New Canadian association

The Association for Research in Cultures of Young People held its inaugural meetings at the June 2008 Canadian Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. The new Association aims to promote research, in Canada and internationally, across a range of disciplines and to create opportunities for collaborative research. Any cultural producer, academic, or professional engaged in the production, research, teaching, or study of cultures and texts of young people is welcome to join the Association. For further information, contact Heather Snell at the Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures, University of Winnipeg, Canada.

News from Sweden

Lillemor Torstensson from the Swedish Institute for Children’s Books (Sbi) announces that two posthumously-published books by Göte Klingberg (1918-2006), the ‘father of Swedish children’s literature research’ are available in pdf format from the Sbi website. The books are part of the series “Studies published by the Swedish Institute for Children’s Books”.

The publications are: Facets of children’s literature research: collected and revised writings, and Pictures in 19th century international children’s books: An introductory study. To read about Göte Klingberg, see his IRSCL Fellow profile.

For further information about the books, please contact Lillemor Torstensson, at: