Childhood, Faith and the Media

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Date(s) - 17/11/2016
All Day

Abbey Hotel


The ‘Childhood, Faith and the Media’ one-day conference is to be held on 17 November, 2016, immediately preceding the Joint Conference of the History of Education Society, UK and Australian & New Zealand History of Education Society, entitled ‘Sight, Sound and Text in the History of Education’, which is due to take place on 18-20 November, 2016, at the Abbey Hotel, Malvern, Worcestershire, UK

The ‘Childhood, Faith and the Media’ conference is a plenary of the Leverhulme Trust-funded project, titled ‘Faith on the Air: a religious educational broadcasting history’, which was led by Professor Stephen G. Parker at the University of Worcester. Additionally, it will provide opportunity to engage in research-informed discussion of issues in religious broadcasting for children and young people in historical and contemporary perspective. Papers are invited on any aspect of the interfaces of childhood, faith and the media.

Venue: Abbey Hotel, Malvern, Worcestershire, UK
Cost, including lunch and all refreshments: £45-00

Draft Programme:

10:00 Coffee and Registration
10:30 Welcome
10:45 Keynote 1: ‘Faith on the Air’: Professor Stephen Parker
11:30 Parallel Papers
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Keynote 2: TBC
14:15 Parallel papers
15:00 Panel Discussion and Questions: Childhood, Faith and the Media: the future
16:00 Tea and Close

Please submit abstracts of no more than 250 words by 31st March 2016 to Stephen Parker. Email: