From the 7th to the 10th of March 2017 the University of São Paulo in Brazil hosted the International Seminar on South American Childhoods which sought to discuss and explore a range of themes related to children in the city, politics and participation across the continent. It was organised by the Faculty of Education at […]

(Editors: Afua Twum-Danso Imoh, Michael Bourdillon, Sylvia Meichsner and Fernanda Wanderley) Binaries have long underpinned studies of childhoods including those relating to: culture vs. nature, structure vs. agency, the industrialised North vs. the Global South, childhood vs. childhoods, global vs. local (James, 2010). In particular, there has been a tendency to divide studies of childhoods and […]


*** Visit Shared resources section of the website to download the available presentations and posters. WELCOME & PROJECT BACKGROUND Professor Penny Curtis, Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth (CSCY) and Dr. Afua Twum-Danso Imoh (University of Sheffield) KEYNOTE – PROFESSOR MICHAEL BOURDILLON Title: “Child labour” and Children’s Lives KEY NOTE […]

DAY 1 – TUESDAY 19TH JANUARY 2016 10.00-11.00   Arrival, Registration, Coffee 11.00 – 11.05 Welcome – Professor Penny Curtis, Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth (CSCY) 11.05-11.20   Project Background and Vision- Dr. Afua Twum-Danso Imoh (University of Sheffield) 11.20-12.05   Keynote Address: Smoke and Mirrors? Challenging Categories in Global childhood and […]

The program below is subject to (minor) changes. DAY 1 – Tuesday 19th January 10.00 – 11.00   Arrival, Registration, Coffee 11.00 – 11.10   Welcome and Introductions, Background and Vision 11.10 – 11.20   Address by Professor Penny Curtis 11.20 – 12.05   Keynote – Professor Virginia Morrow (University of Oxford) 12.05 – 12.25 […]

Childhoods Today – Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth – The University of Sheffield Children and Youth Studies blog – International Institute of Social Studies Young Lives – An International Study of Childhood Poverty – The University of Oxford Norwegian Centre for Child Research (NOSEB) Open Democracy ARTICLES […]

We are continuously collecting articles (open access) about children’s lives in the Global South to build up a shared resource base for both members and non-members. If you would like to suggest any articles please leave the information in the comment box below this post. If you have files you would like to send to us […]