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Understanding Experience: Approaches to the Histories of Children and Youth Research conversation with Dr Simon Sleight (KCL) Part 1 of the Seminar Series Rethinking Childhood Studies Today (Centre for Childhood Cultures/ IHSS)

When: Thursday, April 22, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Online (Zoom) Book via Eventbrite,

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Online (Zoom), Queen Mary University of London.

In this research conversation, Dr Simon Sleight, Department of History, King's College London, will join Professor Alastair Owens, Department of Geography, Queen Mary, to discuss means and methods for exploring histories of youth from the late nineteenth century to the present. Looking beyond categories of 'agency', the concept of 'experience' is proposed as a conduit for productive understandings, and a variety of source types, settings and concepts are assessed to help scholars recover the feel and fabric of the past.

 

Part One of the 'Rethinking Childhood Studies Today' Online Seminar Series Queen Mary University of London, April-June 2021

Co-sponsored by the Queen Mary Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Queen Mary Centre for Childhood Cultures, the research seminar series Rethinking Childhood Studies Today is dedicated to the subject of ‘Childhood Studies’, broadly conceived. Through this thematic lens, this series will bring into focus issues relating to children and childhood, ranging across geography, anthropology, sociology, education, politics, law, children’s literature and modern languages. These issues will be contextualised within, and examined in light of, wider societal, methodological, and theoretical challenges.

All events are free but please book.