The 4th International War-Child Conference ‘ LOST CHILDHOODS OF WAR’ was held at Reading University from 7th-9th September 2011. The event was organised and hosted by Professor Martin Parsons. He welcomed a distinguished panel of world class academics in the field of war child studies, who travelled from the USA, Australia, Norway, Sweden, and Estonia, plus representatives from around the UK.
The conference also showcased several students from Reading University who presented papers. They are currently completing undergraduate and post graduate degrees.
Professor Parsons is Director of War Child Studies at Reading and Lodz Universities. He edits the ‘Children in War Journal’. In 2009 he established the War Child Archive at the Museum of English Rural Life.