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.

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Call for Papers SHCY 2023: The Girl and Her Body

Dear Colleagues,

I realise this is rather last minute, but I am looking to put together a panel for SHCY2023 concerning girlhood and the body, broadly construed.

My own research is about Australian teenage girls in the 1990s. More specifically, I am studying a series of unpublished letters sent to a teen magazine (Dolly) in which girls discuss eating disorders as well as skin issues, body hair and other aspects of puberty.

Call for papers for panel - SHCY 2023 Conference - "Finding the Poor or Working-Class Child in the Archive"

With the hope of proposing a panel for the SHCY 2023 12th Biennial International Conference in Guelph, Ontario (June 8 - 10, 2023), I’m reaching out to bring together the work scholars (at all levels, including graduate students and independ