NEW BOOK "Childhoods at the Intersection of the Local and the Global".

Edited by Afua Twum-Danso Imoh and Robert Ame.


Reading Group

For more details, see the reading group page

Latest News

15 October: Children, sex and sexuality seminar 2014/15

BBC Culture Article featuring work by Abi Hackett

International conference 1st - 3rd July 2014 - book competion results!

Diary of CSCY Events for 2014/15

Annual Report

CSCY Annual Report for 2012/2013

CSCY Newsletters

Announcing a new research interest group!

Childhoods Today

Latest issue out now

Childhoods TodayCSCY E-journal Childhoods Today, is available on-line.

See our video about our online, open access journal, Childhoods Today

CSCY is following

Disability Studies @ The University of Sheffield

ESRC funded project: Big Society? Disabled People with Learning Disabilities and Civil Society

CSCY is friends of Play 20 Eureka

Childhoods Today




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Welcome to the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth

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The ICOSS building, the Centre's home

CSCY is an interdisciplinary research centre  for the study of childhood and youth.

It has seven core objectives:

•to bring together interdisciplinary perspectives on the study of childhood and youth that can inform policy and academic debates


•to break new theoretical ground in childhood and youth studies informed by the diverse experiences and perspectives of children and youth


•to develop methodological approaches to the study of childhood and youth that can cross disciplinary boundaries and epistemologies


•to become a Centre of excellence for postgraduate research in childhood and youth studies


•to maintain and further develop partnerships with policy and user communities, locally, nationally and internationally


•to build international collaborations for the comparative academic study of childhood and youth


•the way we are involved with the community.


•to disseminate research findings to children and young people.

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