The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities
London - 4th and 5th Feb. 2010
The 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.
“Rethinking Childhood/Children in the 21st Century” will be a two-day conference with round tables, lectures, and films - we hope to invite at least one filmmaker to discuss her work.