H-Childhood is an edited network focused on the history of childhood and youth. Subscriptions to H-Childhood are free. The H-Childhood network is co-sponsored by the Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY) and H-Net.

Recent Network Content

CFP: History of Child Protection

I'm interested in putting together a panel for the 2017 SHCY conference exploring the history of child protection. My particular interest is in the role of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (and parallel if not related organisations) in the development of the legislation and services which set the foundations for child protection practice from the late nineteenth century.

CFP: Panel on Preadolescent Children in the Cold War era for 2017 SHCY

I am interested in putting together a panel on the Cold War era as seen through the eyes of American children for the 2017 SHCY conference.  My work examines how the multiple social, cultural, and political changes between John Kennedy’s inauguration in January 1961 and Richard Nixon’s resignation in August 1974 manifested themselves in the lives of preadolescent children.  Please e-mail if you are interested in putting something together; jrhodes@semo.edu  

2017 JDC Archives Fellowship Program

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for its 2017 fellowship program. In 2017, 5-6 fellowships will be awarded to senior scholars, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and independent researchers to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or in Jerusalem.