Call for papers
January 13 Update: The deadline for applications has been extended to January 22.
The Child and Youth Refugee Research Coalition (CYRRC) is a nationwide alliance of academics, community partners and government agencies working to promote the successful integration of refugee children, youth and their families.
The CYRRC has issued a Call for Proposals for individuals and groups to produce a series of podcasts using the CYRRCs research. and with the help of the CYRRC.
Please see below for more information.
Apply now for a 6 Degrees Junior Fellowship
From a 6 Degrees email blast: “Submit a project and foster inclusion in your community
- What: Become a 6 Degrees Junior Fellow or spread the word to strong candidates in your network
- Who: Ten changemakers under 30 years old will be selected from around the world based on how they propose to foster inclusion in their community
- When: Submit your application by August 14, 2017 to work on a project between September, 2017 and March, 2018.
- How: Submit your application here, or read more about the fellowship here.
“One of 6 Degrees’ signature initiatives is the 6 Degrees Junior Fellowship program, which seeks to identify and support young leaders who have made a commitment to fostering inclusion in their communities. The fellowship begins in September with a funded trip to Toronto to attend 6 Degrees Citizen Space (Sept. 25-27), followed by 6 months of ongoing project engagement with 6 Degrees staff.
“Fellows will benefit from the following:
An Inclusive Pass to all sessions of 6 Degrees Citizen Space, Sept. 25-27, 2017
Free travel and accommodation expenses to attend 6 Degrees Citizen Space
Connect with 10+ other Junior Fellows to discuss, explore and reflect on various themes of inclusion and citizenship
Benefit from extensive mentoring and networking opportunities
Receive a $2,000 grant to fund their community-building project
Are you eligible?
“This program is designed to support emerging leaders and their projects, therefore we invite applications from individuals under the age of 30.
“If you are not eligible, we encourage you to pass this onto others who are eligible or who have access to a network of bright, engaged youth.
“The deadline for applications is Monday, August 14, 2017. Early applications are encouraged. Apply now!”
A Call for proposals has been released for the 18th National Metropolis Conference, to be held in Toronto, Canada from March 3 to the 5th.
This year’s theme is Getting results: Migration, opportunities and good governance. From the conference website:
The 2016 National Metropolis Conference will focus on future immigration trends and policies and the challenges and opportunities that they create for Canadian society. The conference will include four plenary panels with distinguished speakers and workshop and round table sessions on a wide variety of topics related to immigration and diversity. We anticipate several hundred participants from Canada and abroad.
You can learn more about the conference and submit your proposal online at the conference website.
From the H-Childhood Listserv:
“Call for panelists: Children and migration in African and the African diaspora at the European Social Science History conference, April 23-26, 2014.
“Following a successful interdisciplinary workshop on children and migration in Africa, held at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in 2012, we invite abstracts for papers that explore this theme further. We particularly welcome papers that will expand the georgraphical scope of the panel into the African diasporas and that emphasize the experience of children themselves.
“While African children are heavily involved in migration, they remain obscure in grey and scholarly literatures dominated by the male labour migratory model. Furthermore, work on young migrants often conflates the social categories of ‘child’ and ‘youth’ and children themselves are divided into the binary states of agents or victims. Although recent scholarships on children and migration in Africa has acknowledged the importance of African children as discrete agents in migratory processes, analytical shortcomings remain.
“Papers could address, but are not limited to, the following issues:
patterns of fosterage
child circulation between Africa, Europe and the Americas
the role of education
religion and ritual
cultural exchange and conceptions of place and ‘home'”.
Interested scholars should send us an abstract in English (250 words max) and a short bio (200 words max) by April 15, 2013 to: Marie Rodet firstname.lastname@example.org, Jack Lord email@example.com, or Elodie Razy firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Centre for the Study of Play and Recreation, University of Greenwich and the Pollock Toy Museum Trust will host an exhibit and conference of multicultural toys and have issued a Call for Proposals.
From the H-CHILDHOOD Listserv:
“Toys have existed throughout human history in a few basic formats, while children have always created their own playthings. For centuries, craftsmen have created objects for children, which were available for purchase in places such as India and China before they were in Europe. Yet despite contemporary political espousal of innovation and entrepreneurship, the range of toys for sale in mainstream consumer outlets rarely reflects the cultural diversity of 21C Britain.
Globalization is usually understood as the dominance of particular brands rather than as an opportunity for diversification and dissemination of local materials.
June 3-8th, Exhibition at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich
June 8th, Conference
Following the success of previous multi-disciplinary conferences, we invite papers and short contributions from anyone interested in this area, including academics, post-graduate students, professionals working with children, and representatives of the toy industry.
Possible topics include:
Types of toys: balls, dolls, wheeled objected, construction toys, ‘small-world’ toys
Natural objects as playthings and the games they inspire(d)
Children’s experiences of toys, either contemporary or retrospective
Manufacture of toys and toy industries
Toys as training: the relationship between toys and social needs.
Announcing a joint session of the Association for Research in Cultures of Young People (ARCY) and the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE) to be held at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC June 1-8, 2013.
From the call for papers:
“As people and institutions connect across the borders of nation-states, children are invariably part of the processes of transnationalism. Yet their presence has largely been ignored by much of the scholarship on transnationalism. While they may lack the abilities to fully articulate and engage with the social, political, and economic forces behind transnational movement and circulation, young people are just as affected by – and central to – these global currents. Thinking about childhood in a transnational context requires a greater awareness of how contemporary global culture is creating a unique experience of childhood itself, both of childhood, and for children themselves.
“The purpose of this panel is to put children and childhood at the center of discussions concerning transnationalism. We seek papers that investigate the ways in which ‘the child’ both impacts and is impacted by circulation across global borders. We encourage research that questions how children experience transnationality and how we understand the child and childhood in the context of nation states whose borders are not what they once were.
“Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
-researching children and childhoods in transnational contexts
-the experiences of children in the transnational context
-the relationships between global capital and the transnational child
-securitization and the transnational child
-children in transnational families
-cosmopolitanism and the transnational child
-transnational migration and the child”.
Deadline is November 1, 2012.
For more information, visit the ACCUTE C4P page.
The International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care is (from their website) “a multidisciplinary journal focusing on international migration. The journal’s focus includes coverage of labour migration, asylum seekers, refugees and undocumented migrants, with an emphasis on health and social care and mental health issues.
“The following themes are of particular interest to the journal:
– Health care of migrants and refugees
– Impact of displacement on health and social care needs
– Treatment of refugee children
– Impact of family separation
– Human trafficking
– Integration of migrants and refugees”.
Submissions should be sent to the Editor, Professor Charles Watters at email@example.com
Amina Jamal, Mandeep Kaur Mucina and Farrah Khan are planning a symposium and edited collection of (as posted on website of the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies at Osgoode Hall) “critical essays on “honour” related violence. The idea for this anthology emerged initially in reaction to the murder of Aqsa Parvez and the responses of various institution and communities. As other murders of young women come to light in Canada, such as Amandeep Atwal, Jassi Sidhu, Zainab, Sahar and Geeti Shafia, we find that there are limited spaces for us to mourn and reflect on the complexities of these murders.
“Often the reactions of mainstream society and the questions posed to us are the following: is violence endemic to South Asian communities? Do some religions condone “honour “based killings? Reacting to the death and to the responses, the following questions became a central focus for our work: How can we begin discussing the complexities of violence in South Asian and other racialized communities? What are some ways to do this without reinscribing colonialist assumptions that violence lives in racialized cultures? Indeed how do we talk about violence within and with our communities outside of the parameters of dominant discourse? How do we demand accountability for gendered violence within our communities without serving the interests of institutional racism, economic exploitation, Islamophobia and hetero-national imperialism”?
Submissions are welcome from academics, community workers and activists from perspectives from sociology, critical criminology, education, gender studies, law, social work, cultural studies, communication and social psychology.
Suggested topics may include but are not limited to:
Popular media, critiques and questions
Grassroots movements to address violence
The “Honour” crimes industry
Sexual and bodily rights
Community conversations, healing, resiliency
The Construction of girlhood
Counseling frameworks and supports
Experiences in newcomer and/or racialized communities
State interventions and policies i.e. immigration
Role of institutions i.e. education and social services
The Editors are also planning to hold a symposium, inviting contributors to present their papers to “critique and share some of the work that is currently happening in the Canadian context”.
Deadline for abstracts: August 10, 2012. For more information, visit the IFLS website.
The Centre for Intercultural Studies, University of Verona and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), Toronto, in cooperation with NAME will be hosting an international conference on Intercultural Counselling and Education in the Global World in Verona, April 18-21, 2013.
From the (US-based) National Association for Multicultural Education listserv:
The Verona Conference will provide a unique opportunity for teachers, educators, counsellors and psychotherapists from Europe, US, Canada and other countries, facing issues of diversity, plurality and multiculturalism, to meet and share research findings and practical experiences. The conference will be bilingual – English and Italian.
Abstracts for papers, posters and workshop sessions are welcome. Conference themes include:
Integrating counselling and psychotherapy approaches into inter- and multicultural therapy
Integrating traditional healing and spirituality into counselling and psychotherapy
Diversity issues in therapy: Gender, race, class, sexual orientations, disAbility, age and religion
Cross-cultural supervision and research in counselling
Intercultural and multicultural education
Democracy, citizenship, equity and student engagement
Deadline for submissions is Nov 1, 2012. For more information, please visit the conference website.