Rough Theory

Theory In The Rough

Conferences without Confidence

So I was looking for information on a conference I might want to attend next year, and somehow stumbled across this rather self-effacing announcement for a completely unrelated event. Maybe it’s just me, but these folks sound like they’re meeting to decide whether to pack it all in, give up, and disband their field:

(Re)Discovering Childhood
3 to 4 July 2008
Melbourne, Australia

Given the persistence of ideas about the specific nature of childhood, this conference endeavours to consider whether it is necessary or desirable to unpack these historical constructions.

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