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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AMECYS 2020 Book Award Winners!


It is with great pleasure that I write to announce that the co-winners of the AMECYS 2020 book award competition: Nazan Maksudyan’s Ottoman Children and Youth During World War I (Syracuse 2019) and Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian’s Incarcerated Childhood and the Politics of Unchilding (Cambri

Call for participants for SHCY 2021 panel

Dear colleagues,

For SHCY 2021 in Galway, I'd like to propose a paper from my current research project on sibling relationships of children & youth in migration (from German, Irish, & French Canadian families to the United States, 1840–1930). I could imagine contributing to a panel on various themes:

1) siblinghood

2) young people's contribution to family networks in global migration 

3) effects of childhood experiences across the later life course

Panel Proposal on Children's Book Circulation and Reception in the Global South for SHCY in Galway, Ireland

SHCY 2021 Panel CFP: Mapping the Colonial Routes of Children’s Literature Circulation and Reception in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

This call is for scholars who would be interested in joining a proposed panel at the Society for the History of Childhood and Youth Conference 2021 that will