News from the CSRG
16 October 2014
Catherine Butler was the keynote speaker at the English Teachers' Day held annually in Luxembourg, where she will held a number of workshops for English teachers. Her talk was entitled: 'The Split Brain of Children's Literature Teaching.'
5 October 2014
Catherine Butler took part in an event at the Cheltenham Literary Festival, where she was in conversation with the Australian fantasy novelist Garth Nix, discussing his latest book at Diana Wynne Jones's posthumous 'The Islands of Chaldea'.
18 September 2014
Noelle Quenivet and Shilan Shah-Davis presented a paper on girl child soldiers and international humanitarian law at the conference 'Woman in and at War' organised by the University of Warwick, the Open University and the University of Aberystwyth.
5-6 September 2014
Catherine Butler was keynote speaker at "A Fantastic Legacy: Diana Wynne Jones Memorial Conference", held at Newcastle University and Seven Stories. Her speech was titled: 'Enchanting Places: Readers and Pilgrimage in the Novels of Diana Wynne Jones'.
Noelle Quenivet ran and helped organise a two-day workshop on the protection of women and children in armed conflict for the NGO Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection in Dakar, Senegal. The course which was held in French gathered 20 humanitarian workers working in West Africa
19 February 2014
Professor Penelope Harnett delivered her inaugural lecture entitled 'What shall we tell the children? - Studying history in contemporary classrooms' as part of the Arts, Creative Industries and Education Public Lecture Series. Watch a video of the address below:
At the workshop 'Voluntary and Involuntary Movement in europe' held at the University of Peloponnese, Corinth, Elizabeth White gave a paper entitled 'The League of Nations and Russian Refugee Children in the 1920's'.
11 January 2014
The Childhood Studies Research Group played host (in collaboration with the Long Nineteenth-Century Research Network) to a public day school on 'The Golden Age of Children’s Literature' at Bristol’s Arnolfini’, run by Dr Catherine Butler and Dr Ann Alston.
Jeanette Sakel organised and contributed to a range of outreach events on the Somali/English language situation. These include two community events on ‘Bristol’s Somalis’ with Madge Dresser (History) and an outreach event for local colleges on other languages of Bristol at the M-Shed.