Transformative Youth Work International Conference: Developing and Communicating Impact – Last chance for places!


Transformative Youth Work International Conference: Developing and Communicating Impact
4-6 September 2018, University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth

Book before 22nd June 2018 to join the conference. Registration available via this link

This conference will specifically address the issue of outcomes and the impact of youth work. The conference, supported by Erasmus +, will bring together a range of experts from across Europe and the wider world, to showcase the latest research on the Impact of Youth Work, including publication of the Erasmus + funded 2 year comparative study of the Impact of Youth Work in UK, Finland, Estonia, Italy and France. Keynote confirmed as Professor Rob White from Tasmania University addressing: ‘Innovative Approaches to Transformative Youth Work Practice’. Over 70 non-UK participants have already booked incl. from Japan, Nepal, USA and New Zealand, so be sure to reserve your place before the final deadline of 22nd June 2018.

PS Tony Taylor of IDYW is a contributor on the panel at the end of the conference. Given his hostility to the neoliberal discourse of outcomes and impact, it will be interesting to see how his argument is received.

International Girls Studies Inaugural Conference – Call for Papers

Girls studies

It is now one year until the inaugural IGSA (@IGSAOnline) conference to be held at the University of East Anglia! We are delighted to announce our call for papers. Keynote information to follow shortly.

The International Girls’ Studies Association are seeking submissions for our inaugural conference from April 7 – 9th 2016 at the University of East Anglia. The inaugural conference seeks to bring together researchers and students working on girls and girlhood in any part of the world and in any discipline or interdisciplinary field.

Girls’ Studies has become one of the most dynamic academic fields, encompassing a vast array of disciplines and interdisciplinary approaches. This conference aims to bring together scholars from across the world to explore experiences of girlhood, recent developments within the field, investigating new questions and revisiting historical issues.

We seek proposals that address some of the key issues in girls studies and we welcome both individual and panel presentations. Moreover, we are also keen to move beyond the traditional conference format and would encourage collaborative work, creative, visual, screenings and performance based work. We are also keen to invite proposals from individuals working in collaboration with girls, the community and partner organisations.


Topics may include (but are not limited to)

  • Histories of girlhood
  • Global girlhood(s)
  • Intersectional girlhood
  • Queer girls
  • Representation of girlhood
  • Intergenerational girlhoods
  • Girlhood and consumption
  • Mediated girlhoods
  • Methodological approaches to girls’ studies
  • Girls and feminism
  • Girls and sport
  • Girls and politics
  • Girls and education
  • Young femininities
  • Body image
  • Subcultures and girlhood
  • Girls and digital media
  • Girls and activism
  • Girls and literature
  • Girls and popular culture
  • Girlhood during austerity
  • Girls and sexuality
  • Girls and health
  • Neoliberal girlhoods
  • Ethnographies of girlhood


Abstracts of 250 words, proposals for pre-constituted panels (250 words per panellist) and proposals for creative and alternative presentations (250 words) should be sent to by 1st September 2015. All submissions should be accompanied by brief bio.

Any questions or queries can be sent to