Seen But Not Heard? The Spatial, Emotional and Material Sites of Childhood and Youth from Antiquity to Modernity. Blog by Owen Emmerson The Seen But Not Heard conference was held at the University of Sussex on 18-20th January 2017. Its aim was to bring together scholars with interest in childhood and youth from across … Continue reading Seen But Not Heard?
Reblogged from Everyday childhoods blog Rachel Thomson reflects on her visit to a ‘Toys in the Community’ workshop at the Brighton Toy and Model Museum. I very much enjoyed a study day at the Brighton Toy & Model Museum showcasing the work of their Heritage Lottery Funded project Toys in the Community which has lots … Continue reading Toy memories
In the second of a series of blog posts, Suzanne Rose and Anthony McCoubrey from the Mass Observation Archive reflect on their participation in the ESRC Festival of Social Science event: the ‘My Object Stories’ Hackathon and the significance of ‘object stories’ for the Archive. Re-blogged from Everyday Childhoods Blog This was the third year in … Continue reading Mass Observation and the ‘My Object Stories’ Hackathon
By Benji Zeitlin It took about half an hour after landing in Dhaka at the beginning of my fieldwork with British Bangladeshi families from London for the feeling to hit me. I shuffled off the flight from Doha in a haze and gradually awoke as a taxi drove me into the city. The sights, smell … Continue reading Home and Away: Transnational Simultaneity
By Janet Boddy On Wednesday 4th March I took part in a panel discussion for the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Looked After Children and Care Leavers, in the House of Commons. The group is chaired by Craig Whittaker MP and organised by The Who Cares? Trust , a brilliant organisation which supports and advocates … Continue reading Reflections on the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Looked After Children and Care Leavers
Public discourses of children in general, and children in welfare settings in particular, often revolve around their vulnerability. Official statistics for example note that children in care are more likely than the general population to experience mental health problems. This way of thinking about children has the tendency to focus on the individual child and … Continue reading (Vulner)ability and creative action research spaces
Guest blogger this week is Benjamin Zeitlyn, Lecturer in International Education in the Department of Education at Sussex, who reflects on his recent fieldwork in Ethiopia part of the evaluation of the Speed Schools Project. In the 1990s a new trend swept through development, led by people such as Robert Chambers from the Institute of … Continue reading International development, impact evaluation and research with children