International Conference on Childhood Studies

4-5 March 2023 – London/Online

organised by

London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

Childhood is a crucial stage in the formation of personality, value orientations, self-image and ideas about the world. However, the subject of childhood has become the target of research relatively recently. A wide range of problems and an interdisciplinary approach to this phenomenon have extended the boundaries of the academic and professional research interests. Nowadays, the study of children and childhood is an integral part of the humanities and social sciences. We invite psychologists, educators, sociologists, anthropologists, cultural and literary scholars, historians, art experts, lawyers, linguists and specialists in other fields to participate in the conference.

Papers are invited on topics related, but not limited, to:

  1. Childhood Psychology 
  2. Anthropology of Children and Childhood
  3. Sociology of Children and Childhood
  4. Children and Childhood in Art and Culture
  5. Children and Childhood in the System of Law
  6. Ethics and Methodology of Child-Centered Studies
  7. Contemporary Children’s Culture
  8. Children’s Literature. Literature about Children and Childhood
  9. Children and Human Rights
  10. Historical Research about Children and Childhood
  11. Early Childhood Education
  12. Children and Media. Children’s Media. Media about Children and Childhood
  13. Children's Play
  14. Children in the System of Formal and Non-Formal Education 
  15. Children and Parenthood 

Paper proposals up to 250 words and a brief biographical note should be sent by 10 February 2023 to:

Please download Paper proposal form.

Registration fee (online participation) – 90 GBP

Registration fee (physical participation) – 150 GBP

Conference venue: Birkbeck, University of London