Rethinking Children/Childhood in the 21st Century

Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities

Rethinking Children/Childhood in the 21st Century – 2 day conference – 4th & 5th February 2010

 This conference will bring together a wide range of scholars and practitioners from history, law, literature, psychology, sociology to examine the older meanings of childhood and the new attempts to rethink this category in society, both west and east.  One focus will be on public scholarship.  We will examine the literal representations of childhood in the new wave of “museums of childhood” and their reinvention over the past decade.

 Speakers include:
Valentina Boretti, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, SOAS, Erica Davies, Director, The Ragged School Museum (London), Sander Gilman (Emory, BIH), Rhian Harris, Director, The Museum of Childhood (V&A), Ofra Koffman (Goldsmiths), Marjorie Lorch, (Birkbeck), Daniel Monk (Birkbeck), David Pomfret (University of Hong Kong), Michael Rosen (Birkbeck), Leigh-Anne Stradeski, Director, Eureka Museum, Halifax (West Yorkshire), Lars Tharp, Director, Coram Field’s Museum (London), Karen Wells (Birkbeck), Barbara Bennett Woodhouse (Emory University), Zhou Xun (University of Hong Kong), Jack Zipes (University of Minnesota)

Thursday 4th February & Friday 5th February, Room B34  Birkbeck, Main Building.

Cost – £50 Standard  £20 Birkbeck Staff and all Students. One day rate available.

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Julia Eisner
Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

T:  (0) 20 3073 8363
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