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Children’s ’68: Conference Announcement

12. oktober 201714. oktober 2017

1968 and the boundaries of childhood

Bibliothèque Municipale de Tours, 12th-14th October 2017

This multi-disciplinary international conference focuses on experimental ideas of children and culture for children, children’s rights, participation and access to culture in the ’68 years. The aim is to generate dialogue between specialists from cognate fields within childhood studies (including children’s history and media, children’s culture, heritage and art education), historians of ’68, and contemporary practitioners involved in working with children and culture (publishers, artists, children’s librarians etc).

Speakers are from Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Poland and the UK, and include Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer (co-editor of Children’s Literature and the Avant-garde); Kimberly Reynolds (author of Radical children’s literature); Nelly Chabrol-Gagne (Filles d’albums); and Mathew Thomson (author of Lost Freedom: The Landscape of the Child and the British Post-War Settlement).

It will be held at the Bibliothèque Municipale de Tours, France, Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th October 2017. This will coincide with an exhibition of non-sexist and multiracial children’s books from the 1970s from France and the US, organised in collaboration with the artists Kim Dhillon and Andrea Francke of Invisible Spaces of Parenthood and the Children’s Section of the Bibliothèque Municipale de Tours.

The full programme can be found here:

Information on the exhibition can be found here:

Register here:

The conference fee is 120 euros for academics, and 60 euros for students.

For more information, contact Sophie Heywood


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