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Children and Youth on the Move Conference

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University of Greenwich

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Children and Youth on the Move Conference

21-23 June 2018

University of Greenwich, London SE10 9LS

In 2015, a shocking photograph of Alan Kurdi - one of the many Syrian child refugees drowned whilst crossing the Mediterranean - seared public and political consciousness around the world. Related to the concept of youthful displacement, that of mobility - described by geographers as a 'hallmark of modern times' (Uteng and Creswell, 2008) - requires interrogation for all historical settings and eras.

Children and Youth on the Move, the second biennial conference of the Children's History Society, will be hosted at the spectacular riverside campus of the University of Greenwich, a world heritage site. The conference seeks to expand understandings of young people's historical movements in all their forms. We will reflect on movement in relation to individual development (intellectual, emotional, spiritual and physical). Our conference will again offer a platform for school-age scholars to reflect on the ways they respond to history. Themes might include:

  • spatial movement: forced and and voluntary migrations and removals, refugees, evacuation, child soldiers, child transportees and slaves, fleeing, escaping, settlement and resettlement, 'third culture kids'
  • movement and the body: ability and impairment, dance, physical education and sport, ritual movement in religion, sickness
  • leisure and lifestyle: travel, transport, vacations, sociability, visiting, trips to museums and heritage sites
  • emotions: altered emotional or spiritual states ('being moved')
  • social and geographical mobility: movements and work, education, housing, welfare
  • sources on the move: literary narratives, moving images, correspondence, archival objects
  • politics: intellectual/cultural movements, marching, demonstration

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All attendees and presenters need to join the Children's History Society, UK in order to participate in the conference. By joining up you will be contributing to an expanding series of activities and bursaries that the CHS is planning. To receive details of how to join, please e-mail cyonthemove@gre.ac.uk.

Once you have become a paid up member of CHS you will receive a password which will enable you to register for Children and Youth on the Move on Eventbrite.


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