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Call for papers
9th European Social Science History Conference (ESSHC)
Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 11-14 April, 2012 / Network Education and Childhood

The Network on Education & Childhood of the European Social Science History Conference invites papers for the next conference, which will take place from 11-14 April 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. The Education and Childhood Network is interested in proposals concerning the history of children, childhood and education from various perspectives, in different domains and in all historical periods. Both theoretical, methodological and empirical approaches are welcome.

In order, however, to stimulate and continue debates in the field of the history of education and childhood, we especially invite papers which from a historical perspective examine the conceptualization and theoretical reflection on the notions of ‘childhood’ as a phenomena as well as comparative perspectives on children and childhood (between nations, class, gender, ethnicity) and different ways of approaching children’s perspective and child perspective in historical research. Topics can include for example: childhood and globalization; children, sexuality and sexual abuse, institutions for children; the history of child psychiatry, politics of childhood and welfare, health, adoption, fostering, child care professions and welfare systems; early childhood development; children, disability and special education; children, childhood and consumption, autobiographical approaches.

If you are interested in organizing a panel, please send a proposal, including a short outline of the theme and the proposals of the participants, to the network chairs of Education and Childhood. Proposals for papers, also those possibly included in an organized panel, should be submitted in the regular procedure of registration. In arranging sessions and panels, the possibility to coordinate these with other networks will be explored. The network chairs may combine session proposals with single paper proposals or interact with other networks to find possible solutions.

To propose a paper it is necessary to follow procedures formulated at the ESSHC website The deadline for paper and panel proposals is May 1, 2011 (including pre-registration).

Network coordination:
Bengt Sandin,
Annemieke van Drenth,

CFP – Education and Childhood ESSHC 2012