Conference Presentations

Varvantakis, C. (2017) ‘Children’s maps in ethnographic research: Projections, Reflections, Transgressions.’ Images of Childhood and the Future, 2nd International Conference. Europa-Universität Flensburg, Germany (30th June 2016)

Nolas, S-M. (2017). ‘Reflecting on publics creating methodologies’, Ethics and Early Intervention in Mental Health: Promoting Change through Research, BeGOOD Project, Neuroscience, Ethics & Society, University of Oxford, UK (23rd June 2017).

Varvantakis, C., Nolas, S-M. and Aruldoss, V. (2017) ‘Children’s Cartographic Imagination: Notching Connections with the Urban Public Sphere.’ 7th Nordic Geographer’s Meeting: Geographies of Inequalities, Stockholm, Sweden (17th June 2017).

Nolas, S-M. (2017). ‘Exploring the idioms of childhood publics’, Fragmented Systems? Exploring the role of policy in improving the UK’s record on child participation in relation to sexual abuse, violence and exploitation‘, The International Centre for Researching Child Sexual Exploitation, Violence, and Trafficking, University of Bedfordshire, London, U.K. (26th April). [Recording available via link]

Nolas, S-M., Varvantakis, C. and Aruldoss, V. (2017) ‘It takes a lifetime, or two, to save a library: An generational exploration of the dynamics of political engagement’, British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2017Manchester U.K. (6th April 2017).

Nolas, S-M. and Varvantakis, C. (2017) ‘Exploring the antecedents of youth political engagement: Reflections from a European comparative ethnography’, 1st Catch-EyoU Conference: Young People as Active EU Citizens? Challenges and Visions on a Renewed Project for Europe  Athens, Greece  (3rd March 2017).

Aruldoss, V. (2017) ‘The political subject: Politics of children and youth’, International Conference on Youth Development, Sacred Heart College, Tiruvalluvar University, Tamil Nadu, India (21st January 2017).

Varvantakis, C. (2016) ‘Acropolis from a distance: Photography in an ethnographic research with children’, 15th Kythira Photographic Encounters: Conference for the History and Theory of Greek Photography. Kythira, Greece (1st October 2016).

Nolas, S-M. (2016) ‘Childhood publics and the social psychology of younger children’s participation’, BPS Social Psychology Section Annual Conference, 31st Aug-2nd September, Cardiff, UK (September 2016).

Aruldoss, V, Varvantakis, C. & Nolas S-M. (2016) ‘Conceptualising public/private in a cross-cultural research: The messiness of emerging publics in the context of children’s everyday life’, Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth 6th International Conference: The Social, the Biological and the Material Child, 5th-7th July 2016, University of Sheffield (July 2016).

Aruldoss, V., Nolas, S-M. & Varvantakis, C. (2016) ‘Emerging Publics: Politics, the Political and Agency in Children’s Everyday Life’, Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth 6th International Conference: The Social, the Biological and the Material Child, 5th-7th July 2016, University of Sheffield. (Symposium organised by @SU_Connectors, July 2016)

Nolas, S-M., Varvantakis, C. & Aruldoss, V. (2016) ‘Conceptualising difference in cross-cultural research on childhood and public life in the context of economic crisis’, 5th Annual Conference Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (Generation and Lifecourse Stream), University of Edinburgh (Part of invited symposium organised by @SussexCIRCY, June 2016).

Nolas, S-M., Varvantakis, C. & Aruldoss, V. (2015) ‘Challenging the representations of activism in a digital age: beyond rebel youth’, European Communications Research and Educational Association (Communications and Democracy Conference), Copenhagen Business School (October 2015).

Nolas, S-M. & Thomson, R. (2015) ‘Childhood publics in a digital age: Possibilities and limitations’, Panel Organiser, European Communications Research and Educational Association (Communications and Democracy Conference), Copenhagen Business School (October 2015). (Symposium organised by @SU_Connectors)

Nolas, S-M., Varvantakis, C. & Aruldoss, V. (2015) ‘Childhood, political engagement and the politics of age: why do we always focus on the teens?’, Royal Geographical Society/Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference (Children, Youth and Families Research Group), University of Exeter (September 2015).

Varvantakis, C. (2015)  ‘Like the Palm of my Hand: Children and Public Space in Central Athens’, Places for Learning Experiences: Think, Make, ChangeAristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (January 2015).

Nolas, S-M. (2014) ‘Connectors: from Children’s Participation to Ethics in Childhood’, Crisis and Social Change: Towards Alternative Horizons, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Human, Social, and Political Sciences (September 2014).