Call for papers

Submissons of proposals for individual papers or self-organized sessions is now closed. A record-breaking number of 211 abstracts were submitted!

The focus of the conference will be on values – the values of childhood as well as the values in and valuation of childhood studies. The conference aims to draw together scholarship from all parts of the world to represent a global range of geo-political contexts and a creative encounter of different methodologies and substantive issues. We particularly welcome papers that respond to the main theme from different viewpoints including but not limited to:

  • Ethical questions and values in childhood research
  • Methodological challenges in childhood research
  • Health and equality in childhood
  • Childhood and moral values
  • Childhood in plural societies
  • Northern childhoods
  • Historicising the values of childhood
  • Gendered values of childhood
  • Languages of childhood
  • Values in education
  • Contested and conflicting values of childhood
  • Institutional and individual values of childhood
  • Vulnerable childhoods
  • Children’s participation
  • Other viewpoints

 Sessions will be arranged either in English or in Finnish. A proposal can be submitted for:

  • Individual paper presentation: 20-30 minutes including discussion.
  • Self-organised sessions: groups may propose to organize a full session of 90 minutes including presentations (3-4 individual papers and discussion, or round table discussion).
  • Poster presentation: sessions will be set up for conference participants to interact with poster presenters.