The Child and the Book conferences

The International Conference: The Child and the Book, launched at Roehampton University, England, in 2004 and has since taken place in different countries, as listed below. It gathers children’s and young adult literature scholars and students who exchange research, knowledge and experience in this interdisciplinary field.

Successive conferences were organised at:

  • University of Antwerp, Belgium (2005)
  • University of Newcastle, England (2006)
  • Boğaziçi Üniversitesi, Turkey (2007)
  • Buffalo State College, USA (2008)
  • Vancouver Island University, Canada (2009)
  • Oslo University, Norway (2011)
  • Cambridge University, England (2012)
  • University of Padua, Italy (2013)
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (2014)
  • University of Aveiro, Portugal (2015)
  • University of Wroclaw, Poland (2016)
  • Universitat de Valencia, Spain (2017)
  • University of Zadar (2019)
  • Freie Universität, Berlin (2021)
  • University of Malta, Malta (forthcoming in 2022)

The Advisory Board is made up from children's literature academics from all over the world:

  • Dr. Farriba Schulz, Berlin, Germany
  • Prof. Petra Anders, Berlin, Germany
  • Prof. Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer, Tübingen, Germany
  • Dr Maria Alcantud, Valencia, Spain
  • Prof. Marnie Campagnaro, Padua, Italy
  • Prof. Vanessa Joosen, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Dr Georgia (Tzina) Kalogirou, Athens, Greece
  • Prof. Xavier Minguez Lopez, Valencia, Spain
  • Prof. Dorota Michułka, Wrocław, Poland
  • Prof. Smiljana Narančić Kovač, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Prof. Åse Marie Ommundsen, Oslo, Norway
  • Prof. Ana Margarida Ramos, Aveiro, Portugal
  • Dr Giuliana Fenech, Valletta, Malta

We would like to inform all attendees that the conference will be held both physically and virtually. For more information one can check out our social media pages: