About the Conference

Welcome to the website for ‘Values of Childhood and Childhood Studies’, VI Conference on Childhood Studies, which was held at the University of Oulu, Finland, 7–9 May 2014. This site includes information about the conference.

The Conference on Childhood Studies has established itself as a leading multidisciplinary forum for research on children and childhood in Finland. All researchers and experts working with issues related to children and childhood are welcome. In 2014 the conference focused on the values of childhood and the value-base of childhood studies. At a time of growing economic and societal uncertainty it is increasingly important to discuss the value of childhood.

‘Values of Childhood and Childhood Studies’ brought together 230 participants from around the world. The Conference was organized jointly by the Finnish Society for Childhood Studies and the University of Oulu, Faculty of Education and Faculty of Humanities.

Next time the Conference on Childhood Studies will be held at Turku. The date of the conference will be specified later. Welcome to Turku!