Unfortunately, our planned GCYFRG teaching workshop at the RGS-IBG in April has been postponed. The event will be re-scheduled for early 2018 and we will announce more details in the near future. We hope to see you there!
Date: TBD in 2018
Abstract: It is almost twenty years since the Journal of Geography in Higher Education’s published Hugh Matthews’, The geography of children: some ethical and methodological considerations for project and dissertation work (Matthews, 1998), soon followed by his co-authored paper with Faith Tucker on Consulting Children (Matthews and Tucker, 2000). Viewed in context, these papers were part of an emergent field of geographical study, which together with the impetus provided by the breadth of geographical research in the ESRC’s 5-16 programme and the emergence, initially as a Working Group, of the RGS-IBG’s Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group, laid the foundations of what has flourished into an established sub-discipline of geography in the UK and beyond. Although the approaches, positions and research priorities of this sub-field have been challenged in recent years, as might be expected for a maturing field (e.g. Robson et al., 2013; Holloway, 2014), what is less clear is an understanding of the ways, and extent, to which the geographies of children and youth are embedded in the education of students of geography in higher education. Continue reading
The Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group are delighted to announce the winners of our 2016 RGS/IBG Undergraduate Dissertation Prize. The group were overwhelmed by the quality of submissions, addressing a diversity of issues related to the geographies of young people, across minority and majority world contexts. We thank all of those who submitted an entry and congratulate the two winners. Continue reading
Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group (GCYFRG) – CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS
The Committee of the Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group (GCYFRG) is pleased to announce a call for sessions to be sponsored by the GCYFRG at the 2017 Annual Conference of the Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG). The research group aims to raise the profile, perceived value and understanding of geographies of children, youth and families within academic geography and beyond. Continue reading
Call for Papers:
Fifth International Conference on Geographies of Children, Youth and Families
Loughborough University, UK
25th-27th September 2017
The theme for the Fifth International Conference in the series (following Reading, Barcelona, Singapore, San Diego) is new geographies of young people and families in an era of global uncertainty. Young people and families are at the sharp edge of a range of contemporary global challenges: climate change, economic crises, conflict and persecution, terrorism, poverty, and migration. Young people seek to have space to enact their social relationships, forge their identities and make their transitions in an increasingly uncertain world. These interconnected global challenges are expressed in specific ways in particular, inter-linked, s/places.
Call for Papers: Nordic Geographers Meeting (NGM2017)
There are four call for papers for the Nordic Geographers Meeting (please see below for more details).
- ‘Youth and inequality: perceptions, experiences and aspirations’
- ‘Inequalities and the geographies of children and young people: new approaches and debates’
- ‘Young People’s Counter-Politics in Urban Space’
- ‘Austerities, economic crises and neoliberalisms: experiences of children, young people and families’
The Nordic Geographers Meeting (NGM) is an international geography conference organized every second year. The 7th Meeting will be in Stockholm, Sweden, June 18th–21st 2017. The conference theme is “Geographies of inequalities”.
Young People and the ‘New Urban Agenda’ Conference (14th – 15th September, 2016), University of Birmingham
On 14th and 15th September 2016 the ‘Young People and the New Urban Agenda’ conference was held at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Organised by the University of Birmingham and supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group (GCYFRG), the event was attended by delegates from Brazil, India, Kenya and across Europe.
The aim of the event was to bring together academics, NGOs, government representatives and UN agencies to address the key themes of the UN-Habitat III New Urban Agenda, to provide a forum for debate, critical reflection and interdisciplinary discussion. Continue reading