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

SHCY Commentary: Brandow-Faller Lecture on Factory Toys and their Discontents

SHCY Featured Commentary episode 23 offers a recording of Megan Brandow-Faller, Associate Professor of History at the City University of New York, Kingsborough, presenting her work on the history of toys and childhood to the Museum of German-American Heritage in Washington-D.C.



CFP Unchilding in MENA Panel @ MESA 2020

Global political violence, be it in India, Mexico, Australia, Europe, US, Canada, the MENA area and elsewhere, maintain children and the dispossession of childhood to craft their governance. Global and state’s power depend - among other sources- on the domination and exploitation of childhood to fuel and mobilize their function. However, until recently, there has not been an all-encompassing term to describe the process by which children serve as political capital, i.e.

CFP: Essays in History 2020 (Seeking articles, book reviews, & historiographical essays)

Essays in History (EiH), the annual peer-reviewed journal of the University of Virginia’s Corcoran Department of History, is currently soliciting articles, book reviews, and historiographical essays for its fifty-third issue, to appear in the fall of 2020.

The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2020