The Material and Visual Cultures of Childhood (MatVisConf)

Venue: Goldsmiths College

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Feb 28, 2006
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CONFERENCE
THE MATERIAL AND VISUAL CULTURES OF CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH.
Friday May 5th and Saturday May 6th 2006.
Goldsmiths College
University of London.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Material Cultures.
Joanna Sofaer-Derevenski
Senior Lecturer
School of Archaeology, University of Southampton.
Editor, Children and Material Culture (2000. London: Routledge.)

Visual Cultures.
Patricia Holland
Bournemouth Media School, Bournemouth University.
Author, Picturing Childhood: The myth of the child in popular imagery.
(2004. London: I.B.Tauris)

SPEAKERS
Gerry Bloustein, Celia Burgess, Catherine Burke, Michael Carklin, Dan Cook, Fin Cullen, Gareth Honeyford, Anthony Jones, Owain Jones, Caroline Keenan, Ben Koralek, Elisabeth-Jane Milne, Claudia Mitchell, Peter Moertenbeck, Virginia Morrow, Margaret Nelson, Jessica Poser, Sophie Weeks, Pam Woolner.

This two-day conference is an opportunity for academics and practitioners from across a range of disciplines to reflect on how to theorise children and young peoples’ engagements with material and visual cultures, particularly in urban contexts. The conference is organised around the following themes:

· City spaces and material culture.

· Design of material culture.

· Visual representations and social identity.

· Visual methods in social policy practice.


The conference timetable giving full details of speakers and titles of papers can be downloaded from www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/cucr (click on news) or requested from k.wells@gold.ac.uk.

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Additional Information

Booking and further information. Places are limited so please book early. Discounts are available for bookings made before March 31 2006. Please visit www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/cucr (click on news and new publications) or contact Karen Wells, email: k.wells@gold.ac.uk