1st New Zealand Childhood Studies Colloquium, 14th November 2014
Aotearoa’s trials and tribulations of UNCRC’s ‘play grounds’ in the past 25 years
Childhood Studies Colloquium
14 November 2014, 9.30am – 4.30pm
Faculty of Education, The University of Auckland
Keynote address: Emeritus Professor Anne B. Smith, University of Otago
Call for papers and participation
The aim of this colloquium is to bring researchers from across the social sciences, humanities and education together to begin a critical conversation about the past, present and future of childhood studies in Aotearoa New Zealand. The first hui coincides with the 25th anniversary of UNCRC and critically reflects on its trials and tribulations. The organisers welcome contributions from any disciplinary perspective and encourage postgraduate students to participate.
We invite 5-10 minute theoretically-informed presentations. All presentations will be delivered to the entire audience to facilitate and encourage an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas. We encourage work-in-progress, and critical thinking about children and childhood in light of 25 years of UNCRC, in order to foster new ideas and conversations and to mobilise innovative interdisciplinary research in Aotearoa.
Abstracts should be emailed to the organisers by 20 October 2014. Please include in your name, email, affiliation, title of your paper and an abstract of no more than 150 words, and a very brief biographical note outlining your disciplinary relationship with childhood studies. Acceptance will be notified by 30 October 2014.