Ghent University, Belgium (if health conditions allow)
April 22-23, 2021
The keynote lectures will be delivered by Associate Prof. Mel Gibson (Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing, Northumbria University Newcastle), Dr. Julia Round (Faculty of Media and Communication, Bournemouth University)and Dr. Joe Sutliff Sanders (Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge). The conference will also involve a book presentation by comic artists Valentine Gallardo and Martha Van Gheluwe.
This symposium will be organised by Eva Van de Wiele and Dona Pursall, PhD Students of the COMICS project: An Intercultural History of Children in Comics from 1865 to Today.The conference will be based at Ghent University, Belgium if health conditions allow, and arrangements for an online venue will be made if conditions do not allow for an in-person conference.
This symposiumis part of the COMICSproject funded bythe European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme(grant agreement no. 758502)
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