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International Conference Children and Youth in a Global Age
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Event Details

International Conference Children and Youth in a Global Age

Welcome to the Children and Youth in a Global Age Conference at The University of Hong Kong.

Date/Time: 25/05/2018 08:00-18:00 to 26/05/2018 08:00-13:00 (Fri-Sat)
Location: The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R.

This two-day conference will explore the rich potential of making children and youth the focal point of historical research. At a time when historians are placing greater emphasis upon the global and the trans-national this conference asks what roles children and youth played in 'intimate' histories and how these connected with larger networks such as those of empire. How were ideas about childhood and youth instrumentalised and institutionalised to underpin authority, nationhood, or different genres of imperialism? How did everyday practices, objects and ties of intimacy inform ideas, practices and structures of youth and childhood shaped in circulation? In what ways did mobility, transfer and exchange shape modern concepts and experiences of being young? The conference provides a forum for discussions across geographical and lines of youthful practices and bordercrossing mobilities that produced metropolitan and trans-imperial connections in modern times. It features different disciplinary approaches to children, childhood and youth, enabling the exploration of convergences, conflicts, and omissions, new methodologies and theoretical positions.

Date/Time25/05/2018 to 26/05/2018 08:00-18:00
VenueRoon 4.34 and 4.36 Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 01/02/2018 09:00(HKT) to 23/05/2018 12:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis. The registration quota for this event is 50.

* Registration is now closed.

Contact Information

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Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Andy Leung by email at