Upcoming Conference and Call for Papers for Youth Studies Conference 2013

New Agendas on Youth and Young Adulthood:

Youth Studies Conference 2013
April 8-10, 2013
University of Glasgow

In 1997,  a small conference was held in Glasgow focused on the changing lives of young people, with the intention of setting a new agenda and stimulating research in the field. The conference ultimately led to a new research initiative on youth and, in 1998, the launch of the Journal of Youth Studies. Starting out as a journal producing 3 editions a year, the Journal of Youth Studies has become the leading journal in the field listed in the top citation indices and publishing 8 editions a year.

The Journal of Youth Studies has always been at the cutting edge of the subject area, stimulating theoretical debate and publishing world class empirical studies. Now, after fifteen years of Youth Studies, it is time to take stock: to look back at our achievements and to explore the agendas that will take us forward over the next decade.

This is the first conference sponsored by the journal, and we hope that you will join us – in our home at Glasgow University – to help us map out the future and address some of the big issues facing young people in a world where opportunities are frequently lacking. Ultimately, we want you, as youth researchers, to come and focus on improving the lives of young people in contemporary societies.

The programme will include a mix of keynotes by leading researchers in the field, roundtable sessions focused on topical issues and theoretical concerns, and themed paper sessions. We encourage both new and experienced researchers and people from the Global  South as well as the Global North.

We can offer three days of stimulating debate and lively company in the cosmopolitan city of Glasgow, and, for those with time to spare before or after the conference, the opportunity to see something of the Scottish countryside.

Join us in Glasgow in 2013!

Registrations will open in August 2012. We will ensure costs are kept to reasonable levels and will offer accommodation to suit all pockets. Special rates will be offered to postgraduate students and participants from the Global South.

If you wish to present a paper, please send a proposal (one page maximum)  to Andy Furlong. The first selections will be made by the end of October, although we will continue to accept submissions until 1st December. Demand is likely to be high and early submission is encouraged (we reserve the right to close submissions at any stage). We are also open to proposals for themed sessions that would include a number of papers, the deadline for themed session proposals is 31st October.