4th International CSCY Summer School for Postgraduate Research Students
25-26th June 2013 @ ICOSS, Sheffield
This 4th international summer school is for post-graduates working in the area of childhood and youth. The workshops and networking sessions will be of interest to students about to embark on research an for those who are preparing dissertations.
Alison Clark, Open University
Title of Abstract: Developing the Mosaic approach: artefacts from a methodological journey
Sam Frankel, Act 4
Title of Abstract: Opening the Window: engaging children in research
Pia Christensen, University of Leeds
visual methods, grounded theory, collaborative ethnography, career planning, writing for publication, CV writing, public engagement.
Click here for a copy of the programme. The event starts at 9.15 on the 25th and ends at 16.45 on the 26th June
The fees are categorised as follows:
£50 non funded student
£80 funded student
This will include all refreshments, and lunches. Numbers will be limited
Overnight accommodation will need to be arranged by participants. Due to the limited number of rooms the University of Sheffield has at this time we suggest you check for alternative accommodation providers in Sheffield. A list of hotels can also be found here.
A poster presentation and wine reception will be held on 25th June, prior to the evening meal. We welcome posters from students, poster size should be A1 maximum and format must be portrait. Please submit the poster proposal form to email@example.com by 3rd June.
Follow this link to register and pay for the summer school. If you have any queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note places are limited.
The evening meal on the 25th June will be held at Las Iguanas, Devonshire Green at 18.00. Please let email@example.com know if you are attending. Cost will be around £12.00 for 2 courses and a drink. Payment to be made on the first day of the conference, either at registration or the first coffee break.
The Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth, The University of Sheffield, ICOSS, 219 Portobello, Sheffield S1 4DP. Location of ICOSS on Google Maps
Other maps and advice about travelling are available on the University's “Information for visitors” page.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Dawn Lessels, firstname.lastname@example.org
New video about Childhoods Today
Here's Dr Afua Twum-Danso Imoh's new video about our online, open access journal, Childhoods Today:
Childhoods Today Prize
In 2010 the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth (CSCY),
which produces the journal, Childhoods Today, launched a prize for the
best article to be published in the journal in 2010 and 2011. After reading all the articles published in those 2 years, the panel of 3 judges set up by CSCY has chosen the following article for the prize: Tadesse Jaleta Jirata's 'Changes of Position Cause Changes of Relation: Insights for Reflexive Ethnographic Research with Children', Vol. 5, Issue 1 (August 2011). We would like to congratulate Tadesse on this accomplishment and would also like to thank the judges for giving us their time.
Due to the success of this competition we are £100 in vouchers for the best article in 2012/2013 to be published in Childhoods Today.
Guidance document on ethical considerations in research with children and young people
Ethical considerations in research with children and young people occur at all stages of the research process. They should be considered as an ongoing and reflexive part of the research process throughout the life of a research project. A copy of a CSCY ethical document can be downloaded here.
A one day Postgrad seminar with presentations on 11 April 2013, 219 Portobello, ICOSS.
Key note speaker: Karen Wells, Birkbeck College, University of London
Karen discussed using visual methodologies with children. For a copy of her abstact click here.
Thursday 24th January 2.00-5.00pm - CSCY Post-grad Winter Warmer.Seminar presented by Professor Elizabeth Wood, School of Education
‘I wonder why our dog has been so naughty’: Seeing things differently from the perspective of play.
“In this seminar Professor Wood drew on her own research with children age 3-6 years old and contemporary play scholarship to argue that play creates sites for cultural production, where children create individual and group identities which are imbued with their imaginative interpretations and meanings. She addressed some of the methodological and ethical challenges that she encounted when researching play.” Click here for the powerpoint presentation.
Wednesday 17th October 2012 - Postgrad Welcome Event
This event was held for postgrads researching any aspect of childhood/children/young people and babies ..... and enabled people to meet other postgraduates and staff researching in the same area – to help get ideas, help and support as well as information about seminars and other events supporting their work.
27th April 2012 - Collaborative Ethnography as a model for public engagement and knowledge exchange
A series of mini seminars for post graduate and early career researchers
To increase public engagement and facilitate knowledge exchange we need to find ways to increase collaboration, adopt community perspectives and disseminate our findings beyond an academic audience.
This project proposed collaborative ethnography as a powerful research approach for achieving these ends. A series of mini seminars and a major seminar explored collaborative ethnographic research as a vehicle for public engagement and knowledge transfer. We are interested in exploring the process of dialogue and action research between researchers, community research participants and policy makers.
A series of mini seminars for post graduate students and early career researchers provided a forum to share practice and experiences, and to debate the challenges and questions that arise when we seek to give ownership and steer of research to those whom the research seeks to benefit.
Wednesday 21st March 2012, 10.00-4.00pm, ICOSS
Innovatory Methods in Qualitative Research with Children and Young People.
11-12.00 - RJulia Bishop: Reasons for Rhythm: Multimodal Perspectives on Musical Play
12.00 – 12.45 Camilla Morelli: Concrete paths in the rainforest: children's drawings and imagining in peruvian Amazonia
12.45-1.45 Lunch and networking
1.45 -2.30 – Parallel Session One: Choose from - Alice Palmer and Karen Nina I Danao
2.30-3.15 – Parallel Session Two: Choose from - Melanie Hall and Dylan Yamada Rice
3.15-3.30 plenary - sharing plans for next CSCY post-graduate sessions.
Over 25 students attended this event.
Childhoods Today eJournal
Details are available for our Childhoods Today eJournal.
We have a page with details of past postgraduate events at CSCY.
Past Summer School Events for Postgraduates
Details are available on the summer school page.
Brown Bag Lunch Club
This informal group welcomes everyone who may be researching any aspect of children or childhood. Most of the attendees are Postgraduates, although we welcome staff. The idea of the group is to meet other researchers in your field, encourage peer support, have a good moan about our research, and try out ideas in a relaxed, friendly environment. Bring your own packed lunch and a drink.
For further details contact Alice Palmer, email@example.com
Current research students and their topics
Our postgraduate students are involved in a wide variety of research. There's a list of students and their topics which will give you an idea of the scope of research that we do.