‘Mediating Children’s Reading’ (CfP, University of Edinburgh, 20 March 2016)

Royal Society Edinburgh Susan Manning Workshop The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, the University of Edinburgh: 21 June 2016 Children’s reading is a topic of constant debate, not only in contemporary education and social policy, and in teaching practice, but also in society more generally. The benefits of reading, for the individual child Read the full article…

Research Fellow: care pathways for children with neurodisability and feeding difficulties (CfA, City University London, 21 September 2015)

Evidence reviews have recommended structured support in care pathways for children with neurodisability and feeding difficulties (where a gastrostomy feeding tube is indicated) and their families. This two-year post offers an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on an NIHR HS&DR funded project identifying best practice models of psychosocial support  through a Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Right to Bodily Integrity’ edited by A. M. Viens

The Centre for Medical Humanities has been granted a review copy of ‘The Right to Bodily Integrity‘ edited by A. M. Viens (Ashgate, 2014). We are seeking an experienced and thorough reviewer to scrutinise the range of issues presented in this reference book, and it may be particularly well suited to academics with an interest in medical Read the full article…

Healing the Wounds of Childhood: The Medical & Psychological Care of Children (Conference, Exeter, 3 October 2014)

“HEALING THE WOUNDS OF CHILDHOODThe Medical and Psychological Care of Children: Historical and Current Perspectives”Supported by:The Centre for Medical History, University of ExeterThe Wellcome TrustOctober 3, 20149.00-17.00, at the Buckerell Lodge Hotel, ExeterKeynote Address: Professor John Stewart (Glasgow Caledonian University): ‘Child Guidance in Scotland and England’ FULL CONFERENCE FEE:CCHN Members £45 Non-Members £65 Conference fee Read the full article…

Healing the Wounds of Childhood: The Medical & Psychological Care of Children (Conference, Exeter, 3 October 2014)

“HEALING THE WOUNDS OF CHILDHOODThe Medical and Psychological Care of Children: Historical and Current Perspectives”Supported by:The Centre for Medical History, University of ExeterThe Wellcome TrustOctober 3, 20149.00-17.00, at the Buckerell Lodge Hotel, ExeterKeynote Address: Professor John Stewart (Glasgow Caledonian University): ‘Child Guidance in Scotland and England’ FULL CONFERENCE FEE:CCHN Members £45 Non-Members £65 Conference fee Read the full article…

Childhood and Child Labour in Industrial England: Diversity and Agency, 1750-1914 – reviewed by Sophie Newman

‘Childhood and Child Labour in Industrial England: Diversity and Agency, 1750-1914’ by Nigel Goose and Katrina Honeyman (Ashgate, 2013). This edited volume was developed by Nigel Goose and Katrina Honeyman as a means of questioning the more antiquated views of the industrial child labourers as helpless victims, and ‘to see children as participants – even Read the full article…

The Child in the World (Conference, London, 9 November 2013)

The Child in the World One Day Conference Saturday 9 November 2013, 10:00 – 17:00 A one-day international conference organised as part of an AHRC-funded collaborative project between Queen Mary, University of London and the V&A Museum of Childhood. This conference will explore the ways in which children imagine, understand and engage with the wider Read the full article…

“Roots & Wings” – Dug Up and Flown

Mike White, Senior Research Fellow in Arts and Health in the Centre for Medical Humanities at Durham University, writes: Last week I visited, probably for the last time, Chickenley Primary School in Dewsbury which has been the base for Roots & Wings, CMH associate Mary Robson’s extraordinary arts and emotional health programme for children which Read the full article…

The Rise of Developmental Science: Debates on Health & Humanity (CFP, Social Science & Medicine Special Issue)

Special Issue: Social Science & Medicine Guest Editors Dominique P Béhague, Vanderbilt University & King’s College London Samuel Lézé, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon Social Science & Medicine is soliciting papers for a Special Interdisciplinary Issue on the unique challenges arising in the creation of child/adolescent developmental expertise throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Since the Read the full article…

Children’s relationships, embodied social capital & disability: connecting scales of inclusion & exclusion (Conference, Loughborough, 8 July 2013)

Children’s relationships, embodied social capital and disability: connecting scales of inclusion and exclusion Loughborough University, Loughborough, LE11 3TU, UK. 10.00am – 5.00pm, 8th July 2013 Keynote speaker:  Professor Gill Valentine Panel members include: Professor Deborah Youdell, Professor Janice McLaughlin This one day conference is an end of project event. The project has explored how children’s social Read the full article…