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

Looking for a Panelist: Children and Social/Humanitarian Movements (For Nov. 3)

We are looking for a fourth panelist for a submission to the Children and Childhood Network of the Social Sciecn HIstory Network (Montreal. Nov. 2-5 2017) for a panel rolling around children, humanitarianism and social movements in the post WWII period.  Papers cover the US and Canada, but also treat transnational movements and trnasnational migrations. Interested?  Reply as soon as possible to Karen Balcom (balcomk@mcmaster.ca). Deadlinefor submission is (eek!) Friday, March 3rd.


Call for Abstract Submissions 'Geographies of Children and Youth: Diversity Matters within the Educational Context'

This is a call for abstract submissions for a session in the upcoming Annual RGS Conference (http://www.rgs.org/WhatsOn/ConferencesAndSeminars/Annual+International+Conference/Annual+i...) taking place in London between August 29th-September 1st 2017.

JHCY Call for Papers on Childhood in Museum Settings

The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth seeks articles (8000 words) for a themed issue on the portrayal of the histories of children and of childhood in museum settings.  The issue will be guest-edited by Loren Lerner, Professor of Art History at Concordia University in Montreal.

Potential topics for articles include:

*histories of childhood museums: their origins, ideologies, changing philosophies, and current practices

*frameworks and perspectives on national museum collections of childhood objects