Magdalen College Oxford 

Friday 14th July 2023 9:30-5pm

Registration opens soon:

9:45-11:30 Creativity in and beyond the margins

Carys Brown (Cambridge) ‘Religion and imaginative play in eighteenth century England’ 

Pia Russell (University of Victoria) ‘Children’s creativity in the margins: Reading a century of marginalia in schoolbooks’ 

Benjamin Liberatore (Columbia) ‘“This is the Record of Johnny, Jack, Ellie, and Paddy”: Examining Child Choristers’ Score Graffiti’ 

Margaret S. Barrett (Monash) ‘Invented singing and song-making: Children’s creativity and cultural agency in and through music’

11:45-12:45 keynote paper – chair Nicole King 

Karen Sánchez-Eppler (Amherst College) ‘“I put the dishes away then I was painting again”: The Daily Chores and Artistry of Catherine King, or bustling about in Childhood Studies’

1:30-3:15 Creativity and the press

Catherine Sloan (Oxford) ‘Children, creativity and copying in nineteenth-century magazines’ 

Kristine Moruzi (Deakin) ‘Children’s Contributions in the Australian Press: Creativity and Competition’

Sneha Krishnan (Oxford) ‘Archives of Dreaming: Reading Early 20th Century Indian College Magazines’

Benoît Crucifix (KU Leuven) ‘Playing at Drawing. Learning from a Schoolbag of Homemade Comics’ 

3:30- 5:00 Creating and collecting photographs

Jane Hamlett (Royal Holloway) ‘“The Modern Scrapbook”: Children, Creativity and Album Making in Early Twentieth-Century England’ 

Annebella Pollen (Brighton) ‘Creativity within constraints: Surveying children’s photographic practice in austere times’ 

Melissa Nolas (Goldsmiths) ‘Aesthetics, ethics, and infrastructures for the collecting and archiving of children’s photography’

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