Childhoods 2005 Oslo
As part of the University of Oslo's Centennial Celebration, 1200 child- and youth researchers, practicioners and policy makers from 95 different countries met for 5 days to present research, debate and exchange knowledge about modern childhood and youth. The conference had well over 700 presentations and a full program of social, artistic and not least, child- and youth focused events.
Pleae check the "Post Conference News" tab for interviews taken at the conference and publication and outcomes. To have your publication and/or outcome listed please contact your session organizer.
A full program and abstract book may be downloaded. (Click on image above)
The initiative was
taken by a group of Norwegian
researchers from the University of Oslo (UiO), the Norwegian Social Research
(NOVA) and the Childwatch International Research Network (CWI).
The title of the
conference refers to a world where new ethnic encounters, social change
and globalization creates new childhoods and new lives for young
people. The purpose of such an event is to see modern childhood and
youth in a global perspective and provide an opportunity to present and
learn from child research in various countries and regions. The
international focus is crucial in a world where local and global issues
Such a conference is of
great importance in itself. It also represents a continuation of Norway 's long
involvement and engagement in international research on children and youth. For
the University of Oslo the conference is also an official contribution to the
centennial anniversary of Norwegian independence 1905-2005.
During Childhoods 2005
we made video interviews with some of the contributors
to the conference.
here] to watch the interviews.
As a part of Childhoods
2005 the Norwegian TV Journalist Eva Bratholm had a
conversation with two young authors in the Norwegian
television programme "Kunnskapskanalen".
The participating writers are the Egyptian Miral al-Tahawy
and Jonas Hassem Khemiri from Sweden.
here] to watch the programme.