Background

Allons-y | Call for Papers

Volume 3

The third volume of Allons-y will focus on how the key conflicts and flashpoints of 2018 impact children, whether they are recruited and used as child soldiers, targeted by state repression, subjected to hunger and depravation, exposed to extreme violence, or threatened with the looming prospect of nuclear war.

The call for papers is now closed, but this page will remain up until the volume is published. The call for artwork (see below) will remain open until early July.

Deadline to submit approved final papers: April 2nd, 2018

Volume Topic

Each year, the International Crisis Group, a leading international NGO that focuses on analyzing and resolving conflicts, releases a list of the top ten ongoing or potential conflicts in the world that are the key ones to watch that year.

Each of these conflicts and flashpoints has serious impacts on children, whether they are recruited and used as soldiers, targeted by state repression, subjected to hunger and depravation, exposed to extreme violence, or threatened with the looming prospect of nuclear war.

However, the ways that conflicts effect children and are affected by them are often not well understood, only researched in hindsight, or not treated as a key dynamic of the conflict. This gap in knowledge and will to respond leads to greater harm to children and therefore our collective future, misses important aspects of conflict, and narrows our ability to respond.

In order to address this gap, the Dallaire Initiative invites young members (those under 30) of the academic and practitioner communities to submit pieces examining some facet of the impact of conflict (whether ongoing or potential) in one or more of these areas of crisis. Papers should draw on existing academic and grey literature on the crisis of interest and on children and armed conflict to analyze current events, assess future prospects, and/or propose interventions. Papers examining gendered and racialized aspects of conflict and war, and using an interdisciplinary approach, are encouraged.

For more information, contact allonsy@childsoldiers.org

Submission Details

Papers should be 3,000 to 5,000 words in length, and will go through a double-blind peer review process. Please use the Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition (notes & bibliography style) for references.

Timeline:

  • February 26th: Submit 150 word abstract proposal and a short bio
  • March 5th: Authors will be notified if their abstract has been accepted
  • April 2nd: Submission deadline for completed papers
  • June 4th: Authors will receive peer review comments
  • July 3rd: Submission of revised papers
  • August 13th: Volume published

Submit Artwork

The Dallaire Initiative also welcomes submissions of artwork that explore the topics covered in Allons-y. Artists under the age of 30 are invited to submit any form of artwork that can appear online and in print (photography, painting, drawing, poetry, short fiction, etc.) by July 3rd for consideration.

For more information, contact allonsy@childsoldiers.org

Background

Help us end the use of children as weapons of war