Seminars

CRFR informal seminars are FREE but booking is essential. To register please email: crfr.events@ed.ac.uk (CRFR reserves the right to charge a £5 cancellation fee if a booking is made but the delegate fails to appear)

Please feel free to bring your lunch if the seminar is held at CRFR (we will provide water, but as the seminars are free we cannot provide tea or coffee. You are welcome to bring some with you. The University of Edinburgh Business School Café is nearby)


CRFR informal seminar

The father’s digital pushchair: Three Taiwanese father bloggers

Tuesday 1 May 2018 • 12.30pm to 1.30pm

CRFR meeting room, 23 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh

Dr Yi-tao Lee
The University of Edinburgh

Nowadays many parents use the internet to record and share family life and their experiences of being parents. This online content provides us with versions of family and parenthood, as well as different ways of using the internet. Yi-tao studied three Taiwanese baby blogs which all are run by new fathers and named after their children’s name or nickname.

In this seminar he will discuss this new way of fathering and the fatherhoods which have been displayed in these blogs.

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CRFR informal seminar

How do children experience “home” when their parents separate?

Tuesday 29 May 2018 • 12.30pm to 1.30pm

CRFR meeting room, 23 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh

Kristin Natalier
Associate Professor in Sociology, Flinders University, Australia

Kristin presents the first findings of research centred on the above question.  The research is part of a larger Australian Research Council funded project that responds to the relative absence of the concept of home in family law research and practice.  For children in this study, home and its absence were constituted primarily through relationships with people they lived with.  Their living arrangements did not appear linked to where and how children felt at home.  This preliminary research indicates the potential value of using home as a tool for centering children’s needs and managing post separation arrangements in a more child responsive way.

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