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

UPDATED CFP - IRSCL 2017 - Proposals Due: Nov. 15, 2016 - “Intersections of Children’s Literature & Childhood Studies”

Dear Colleagues,

We welcome paper and panel proposals for the 23rd Biennial Congress of the International Research Society for Children’s Literature (IRSCL) – deadline: November 15, 2016.

An updated Call for Papers specifying how to submit paper and panel proposals is available at www.yorku.ca/irscl17/cfp.html .

Call for Panelists for SHCY 2017 - Agency, Structure, and Violence

I am looking for a fourth paper for a panel entitled: "Agency, Structure, and Violence: Children and Youth Participation in Mid-20th-century Movements." We currently have papers on children's participation in political campaigns in the People's Republic of China, youth in the civil war in Lebanon, and political education in Soviet summer camps.

ANN: Turrini wins Fass-Sandin Article Prize (German or Italian)

Congratulations to Miriam Turrini, winner of the Fass-Sandin Best Article Prize (German or Italian) for 2015 for her article: Poco oltre la soglia: racconti autobiografici di aspiranti gesuiti a metà Seicento, Studi storici, 3/2014, July –Sept., pp. 585-614.

The Prize Committee wrote:

Call for Panelists for SHCY 2017 – Transformations of the Child’s Body

I’m seeking papers to form a panel to be proposed for SHCY17 on transformations of the child’s body. My work will address the child’s body at school in early nineteenth-century New England, both as conceived by educators and as experienced by children. I can envision other papers dealing with transformations of the child’s body in schooling or in medicine, childrearing, sport, slavery, or other work, either discursively or in practice, across a span of time and space.

Register Today for Teaching Nation? Histories of Education and the Politics of Commemoration

We are pleased to announce that registration is open for the 19th biennial conference of the Canadian History of Education Association/Association canadienne d’histoire de l’education. CHEA/ACHÉ is Canada’s national, bilingual association to promote the study of the educational past (www.ache-chea.ca).