Call for Papers

& Other Activities

Call for Chapters in Edited Volume: Children's Leisure in Cross-Cultural Perspective. Submission of abstract of no more than 300 words alongside short author bio to Utsa Mukherjee (u.mukherjee@soton.ac.uk) by 12th July 2021

See concept note here.

Call for PhD Applications: "Youth in India", School of Geography, University of Melbourne

Reimagining Childhood Studies: Webinar Series 


We are delighted to announce the webinar series Reimagining Childhood Studies and to invite you to our upcoming inaugural event. This first webinar will introduce the series and explore the challenge of reimagining Childhood Studies as an interdisciplinary field through conversations with prominent scholars from around the world and with an international audience.   

The series takes the challenge posed by the recent publication of Reimagining Childhood Studies (Spyrou, Rosen and Cook 2019) to collectively rethink, innovate, and reimagine our field of studies in an effort to offer a substantive, renewed, and inspiring agenda for the years to come. The webinar series envisions becoming a platform for childhood studies by reinvigorating debate within the field and opening it up to new ways of thinking finely tuned to the ethics and politics of this scholarly field.   

For this first webinar three well-known scholars will kick-off the discussion by offering their own perspectives on reimagining Childhood Studies:  

The webinar will conclude with a Q & A session.   


Date: Wednesday, 25th November 2020  

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm GMT  

Register for this free webinar on zoom

Students, academics, and children’s sector workers /volunteers may find this series particularly relevant. 

Following this inaugural event, three other webinars are being planned. Each webinar will explore a different theme, issue, or concept which we have identified as potentially generative for Childhood Studies. The three planned webinars are as follows:

  • Slow Violence (January 2021) 

  • Refusal (February 2021) 

  • Beyond Liberalism (March 2021) 

Dates for these three webinars will be announced at a later point. 


Spyros Spyrou (European University Cyprus); Rachel Rosen (University College London); Sarada Balagopalan (Rutgers University).