H-Net's Network on the history of childhood and youth.



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 Content

Table of Contents: Girlhood Studies (Vol 7, Issue 1)- Re-description of Girls in Crisis

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of Girlhood Studies has been published by Berghahn Journals. This special issue is titled Cultural Studies and the Re-description of Girls in Crisis. Contributions to this issue offer what the guest editors refer to as a re-description of girls in crisis. In so doing not only do they offer challenges to definitions of crisis, they also deepen our understanding of what transformative practices might look like.

Please visit the Berghahn website for more information about the journal: 

Volume 7, Number 1

CFP: Society for the History of Children and Youth

SHCY Eighth Biennial Conference

Date: June 24-26th, 2015

Location: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Proposal Submission Deadline:  October 1, 2014


“In Relation: Children, Youth, and Belonging”

CFP: Children, Childhood, and Popular Culture

The Children and Childhood Studies Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and
American Culture Association invites you to participate in the 25th annual
MAPACA conference. Papers in this area examine the impact of popular
culture on children and childhood, as well as the role of children and
young adults as influencers and creators of popular and American culture.

About this Network


H-Childhood is H-Net's network on the history of childhood and youth.

I. The H-Childhood Network: Scope, Content, Purpose