International Reading Conference Forthcoming

The Scientific Council on Reading of the Department of Education and Culture of the Russian Academy of Education, Research Center for the History of Book Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences, K.D. Ushinsky State Scientific Pedagogical Library, Russian State Children’s Library, Russian Library Association, Russian Reading Association invites you to participate in the International Inter-Academy Conference “Reading on spaces of childhood in Russia and in the world”, to be held on November 14-15, 2013, in Moscow, and discuss the following problems:

1. Childhood as a theoretical problem;
2. Reading to children: Russian and global  traditions;
3. Children’s reading in the Russian Diaspora: a special role;
4. Reading as a means of initiation into secular society;
5. Reading in the space of modern child: in Russia and abroad.

Please email your theses and reports by 15 September 2013 to melentievau@mail.ru (with marks «For the conference»). Melentieva Julia Petrovna can also provide length and format details.
The organizing committee reserves the right to select the abstracts for the conference and for publication.

The conference opens at 11am on 14 at the Russian State Children’s Library in Moscow. The following day the conference will meet at the K.D. Ushinsky State Scientific Pedagogical Library in Moscow.

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