After years of dedicated service to the GCYFRG committee (across a number of different roles), Rebecca Collins and Matej Blazek are both stepping down this summer after their current terms as Secretary and Treasurer (respectively) end. A huge thank you from all at GCYFRG for your contributions over the years!
Ahead of our AGM at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference (Wednesday 30 August, 13.20-14.20), we now have an open invitation for the election of these two named committee roles. Continue reading
A bit late (and apologise for that), we congratulate Dr Sarah Mills, Chair of the Geographies of Children, Youth and Families Research Group, to receive the Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers) Gill Memorial Award, which has been given to her in recognition for her ‘outstanding early career research in cultural geography’.
The prestigious Medals and Awards of the Society recognise excellence in geographical research and fieldwork, teaching and public engagement since 1832. They are presented annually and Dr Sarah Mills has been presented with this award at the Medals and Awards celebration on June the 5th this year.
Two prizes, part sponsored by Routledge, Taylor and Francis, are available for innovative and high quality undergraduate dissertations on any issue related to the geographies of children, youth and families (first prize: £100 and a year’s subscription to Children’s Geographies; second prize: £50 and a year’s subscription to Children’s Geographies). Continue reading
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