CFP: Children and Heritage Colloquium

Calls for Submissions

The Centre for the History of Childhood at Oxford University is inviting proposals for a one-day colloquium on July 1, 2022. Submissions are due by February 28, 2022.

The colloquium will take place both online and in person at Oxford University. The organizers welcome papers that consider the theme of ‘Children and Heritage’ from a wide variety of perspectives. Areas that papers might explore include: 

  • Children’s interactions with history in the past;  
  • Young people’s engagement with heritage today;  
  • The inclusion of children’s voices and lives within historic spaces and exhibitions; 
  • Historic collections related to children’s lives and experiences. 

The organizers welcome papers from any disciplinary or professional background and career stage, as the colloquium aims to foster collaboration between academics and museum and heritage professionals. The program will feature a keynote paper from Caro Howell, Director of the Foundling Museum in addition to a panel of mini-presentations to enable participants (including advanced undergraduate and graduate students) to share research that is at an early stage. 

Participants should place the experiences and perspectives of children and young people at the heart of their analysis. The organizers also encourage submissions that consider intersectional identities including, but not limited to, class, race, disability, and gender. 

Please send abstracts of 250-500 words and a brief bio to [email protected], indicating the preference for online or in-person participation. 

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