New Book Series: Children, Youth, and War

James Marten and the University of Georgia Press announce a new books series, “Children, Youth, and War.”  The series aims to broaden understanding of the experiences and points of view of children and youth during wartime as actors, victims and observers, as well as the effects of armed conflict on the nations, communities, and families in which those young people live. It will also provide historic contexts for such urgent contemporary topics as war refugees, under-age soldiers, and the politicization of childhood, among many others.

More details can be found in the official release at: http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/uga-press-children-youth-war-series/.  Jim will be available to talk to prospective authors at the Society for the History of Childhood and Youth conference in Vancouver.

Children and Globalization: Issues, Policies and Initiatives

Call for Papers:
The 10th Joint Area Centers Symposium: Children and Globalization: Issues, Policies and Initiatives
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
April 10-12, 2014

Keynote Speaker: David Oswell, Department of Sociology, University of London
“After Our Children’s Image: Human Rights, Capital and the Common”

Papers are solicited for the following panels:

* Cross-cultural and historical perspectives on childhood and children
* Children and migration
* Child labor
* International adoption
* Homeless/street children
* Children and sexuality: child marriages, sexual abuse, sex slavery
* Children and war: victims, refugees, child soldiers; children and peacebuilding/conflict resolution
* Children’s rights

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CFP: Children and War: Past and Present, 10-12 July 2013

Second international multidisciplinary conference to be held at the University of Salzburg, Austria, on 10-12 July 2013

Conference website: http://wlv.ac.uk/childrenandwar2013

Organized by the University of Salzburg and the University of Wolverhampton, in association with the United Nations Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict.

This conference is planned as a follow-up to the first conference, which took place at the University of Salzburg in 2010. It will continue to build on areas previously investigated, and also open up new fields of academic enquiry.
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