A one-day workshop for PhD students within the field of Child and Teen Consumption will be held on the 3rd April just before the Child and Teen Consumption 2018 conference begins.

Date: Tuesday 3rd April 2018

Time: 9:00-16:00

Venue: European Centre for Children’s Products (CEPE) of the University of Poitiers

Deadline for application: 18th November 2017, by email to Maxine Johnson: Please send a 2-page description of your project.

The selected PhD students will pay a fee of 150 € that includes the workshop (lunch and dinner) and the CTC 2018 conference. The fee does not include accommodation or travel costs.

For more information about the PhD workshop contact: Maxine Johnson:


The workshop will bring together doctoral students whose research relates to different aspects of child and teen consumption. To be eligible the students are required to be enrolled in a PhD programme. The maximum number of participants is 10.

The purpose of the workshop will be to extend the participants knowledge about child and teen consumption, and the specific aim of the workshop will be to work with the theme of “Cultural and Creative Industries of Childhood and Youth” and to discuss methodological issues relating to research focused on children and young people.


The workshop is an intensive one-day event. It will include short presentations by the Faculty members and will focus on presentations by the doctoral students where each presentation will be commented and discussed by peers and Faculty members.
Participants will be asked to write and circulate a short project description before the workshop and to relate their research work to a selection of texts in the field of child and teen consumption.

Tuesday 03 April 2018

09:00 – 09:30

Morning coffee and registration

09:30 – 10:00

Welcome and presentation

10:00 – 13:00

The participants are split up in groups of PhD students and faculty members. Each project is discussed (brief presentation by the student, feedback from opponent and faculty members, discussion)

13:00 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:15

Presentations from Faculty Members

14:15 – 15:45

Linking PhD projects with Child and Teen Consumption literature. Each PhD student discusses his or her project in relation to two texts from the reading list

15:45 – 16:00

Conclusion of the day

18:00 – 20:00