Childhood Publics & the Child’s Gaze, Seminar 1: Gazing at Childhood in the Public Sphere

Childhood Publics and the Child’s Gaze is a three-part seminar series dedicated to thinking about the various aspects of children’s photography. In each of the three seminars, different speakers address the archival, aesthetic, ethical, legal, and technical challenges and opportunities that children’s photography creates in research and practice. The first seminar recording, ‘gazing at childhood in the public sphere’, features Melissa Benn, author and journalist, Liam Berriman, Senior Lecturer in Childhood and Youth Studies at the University of Sussex, and Ioanna Noula, Research Manager at the Internet Commission and visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics.

More hands, light work

In this post Martin Bittner, Melissa Nolas and Christos Varvantakis, all members of the Childhood Publics Network, reflect on their recent participation at the 6th Ethnography in Education conference in Halle, Germany and how this is a great example of working collaboratively in a network. 

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‘I don’t think you’ll find very much…it’s all about animals at that age’: anticipating children’s action on climate change

In this post Melissa Nolas, co-director of Childhood Publics research programme, reflects on childhood, animals, and nature, and what children’s photographs and experiences from the ERC Connectors Study tell us about these themes, which might provide one way of understanding children’s action on climate change. 

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