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

CHC: S2 Ep2 - The History of Sexuality

"CHC S2 Ep2: The History of Sexuality" includes a conversation with John C. Spurlock and Kim M. Phillips, hosted by Patrick Ryan.

CHC S2 Ep3 will be available in a few weeks.  It includes a conversation with Karen Vallgårda about her recent book Imperial Childhoods and Christian Missions:  Education and Emotions in South India and Denmark, hosted by Ning de Coninck-Smith. 

Call for nominations: 2016 Grace Abbott Book Prize

Call for Nominations: 2016 Grace Abbott Book Prize 

The Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY) is pleased to call for nominations for the best book published in English on the history of children, childhood, or youth (broadly construed) published in 2015.

The award of a plaque and a check for $500 will be made by mid-summer 2016.

OAH 2017 Panel on Youth and Education in the Early American Republic

We are seeking contributors for a panel on Youth in the Early Republic, within the broader theme of the conference “Circulation” for the 2017 OAH Conference in New Orleans.  We are seeking one or two more contributors, as well as a Chair and / Commentator. Contact either Holly at hnstevens@email.wm.edu or Neven at neven.leddy@concordia.ca

Holly Stevens White- The circulation of concepts of youth via youth cultures in the Early Republican Mid-Atlanti

Call for papers: Childhood in Africa Stream, ASAUK 2016 (7-9 Sept, Cambridge)

The Childhood in Africa Stream is now accepting papers for the African Studies Association of the UK (ASAUK) biennial conference, September 7-9, 2016 at the University of Cambridge. The Childhood stream consists of three panels: Childhood in pre-colonial Africa, Childhood in Colonial Africa and Childhood in postcolonial Africa. For more information about the conference see: (http://www.asauk.net/asauk-biennial-conference-2016/)

MESA 2016 CFP: Egyptian Childhood and Children

We are seeking papers that interrogate questions relating to the experience of childhoods and/or ​being a child in Egypt in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Specific topics are flexible, but could include colonialism, nationalism, socialism, child protection, children's rights, revolution, modernity, education, or globalization.

Please send abstracts to: hmorrison@uwlax.edu and dianachiara3@gmail.com by January 25.