Children and Youth on the Move 

University of Greenwich, London

21-23 June 2018

In 2015, a shocking photograph of Alan Kurdi - one of the many Syrian child refugees drowned whilst crossing the Mediterranean - seared public and political consciousness around the world.  Related to the concept of youthful displacement, that of mobility - described by geographers as a 'hallmark of modern times' (Uteng and Creswell, 2008) - requires interrogation for all historical settings and eras.  Children and Youth on the Move, the second biennial conference of the Children's History Society, will be hosted at the spectacular riverside campus of the University of Greenwich, a world heritage site.  The conference seeks to expand understandings of young people's historical movements in all their forms.  We will reflect on movement in relation to individual development (intellectual, emotional, spiritual and physical).  Our conference will again offer a platform for school-age scholars to reflect on the ways they respond to history.  Themes might include:

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All attendees and presenters need  to join the Children's History Society, UK in order to participate in the conference. By joining up you will be contributing to an expanding series of activities and bursaries that the CHS is planning. To receive details of how to join, please e-mail

Once you have become a paid up member of CHS you will receive a password which will enable you to register for Children and Youth on the Move on Eventbrite.