Spaces and Places of Childhood and Youth

We conclude our Annual Research Theme for 2014-2015 with a one-day conference on

Spaces and Places of Childhood and Youth

The Cedars, Whiteknights, University of Reading

Thursday 24th September, 2015


Special thanks to Dr Jeremy Burchardt for organising a series of excellent events on the theme throughout the year and putting together the outstanding programme below.

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09.30 Registration and coffee
10.00 Welcome
10.05 Keynote: Professor Melanie Tebbutt (Manchester Metropolitan University), Listening Spaces
11.00 Dr Edwina Attlee (CASS School of Art and Architecture), Planning for Play
11.30 Coffee
11.45 Dr Angela Davis (University of Warwick), Spaces and Places of Pre-school Childcare in Post-1945 England: Contemporary Reflections on Past Childhoods
12.15 Tiia Sahrakorpi (UCL), Creating Childhood Spaces in Hitler Youth Memoirs
12.45 Sara Hiorns (FCO/QMUL), Creating and Defining the Diplomatic Family Home
13.15 Lunch
14.00 Dr Jacqui Turner (University of Reading), ‘The Little Red Caps’: Winning the Hearts and Minds of Working Class Children 1890–1914
14.30 Ruth Salter (University of Reading), Minors in Miracula: Children and Youths in Twelfth-Century English Hagiography
15.00 Tea/coffee
15.15 Dr Jenny Bavidge (University of Cambridge), Guides to London for Children from the 1790s to the Present Day
15.45 Rosanne Waine (Bath Spa University), Samplers as Spaces of Discourse: An Examination of Schoolgirl Agency
16.15 Daisy Johnson (University of York), ‘A real Chalet School girl’ : The space of childhood as represented within the Chalet School series by Elinor M. Brent-Dyer
16.45 Tea/coffee
17.00 Linda Maynard (Birkbeck), ‘Dream Lives’: Fraternal Uses of Spaces of Childhood to Express Separation and Loss during Wartime
17.30 Dr Hannah Newton (University of Reading), Eternal Places: Children’s Emotional Response to Death and the Afterlife in Early Modern England
18.00 Conference ends
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