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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Convidamos você para a próxima SESSÃO do 3º Ciclo de Cine Infância e Juventude em Debate que ocorrerá dia 15/9/2018 (sábado), a partir das 13h30min, no auditório da FATEC-TATUAPÉ, em São Paulo. O Ciclo ocorrerá uma vez ao mês ao longo de todo o ano.
Após os debates haverá a Assembléia do GT Infância (veja abaixo)

Call for Panels: History of Childhood and Youth Groups seeking panels/papers for sponsorship at CHA Vancouver 2019

The History of Children and Youth Group (HCYG) of the Canadian Historical Association (CHA) is interested in sponsoring English, French or bilingual panels at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the CHA to be held at UBC, June 3-5, 2019. This year's theme is “Conversations across time, place, and culture.” We are interested in all research that explores how this theme connects to the histories of childhood and youth, regardless of geographic area or temporal period.

Research Fellowship in Children Literature Research

Children's Literature graduate students -- check this out! It's a terrific opportunity.

The Fresno State Henry Madden Library’s Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature is pleased to offer Research Fellowships to support scholars from outside the Fresno/Clovis area who are engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research.

Archives for American toy manufacturers and retailers?

I am working on a project that centres on postwar American toys and I was wondering if anyone knew of any archives for toy manufacturers or retailers? The National Museum of Play has a lot of useful collections, but does anyone know if the likes of Hasbro and Mattel have archives acccessible to researchers? Toys 'r' Us (now that they are bankrupt)? Wal-Mart? FAO Schwartz? Other companies?

Suggestions would be most appreciated. Thank you in advance!

Thomas Blampied

Department of History, University of Toronto