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

Yuya Kiuchi, Francisco A. Villarruel, eds.
Karen Dunak

Dunak on Kiuchi and Villarruel, 'The Young Are Making Their World: Essays on the Power of Youth Culture'

Yuya Kiuchi, Francisco A. Villarruel, eds. The Young Are Making Their World: Essays on the Power of Youth Culture. Jefferson: McFarland, 2016. 272 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-9884-0.

Reviewed by Karen Dunak (Muskingum University)
Published on H-Childhood (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Meredith Bak

Midwest orphans

H-Midwest has just started a new blog on Museums of Minneasota and H-Childhood subscribers may be interested in the first contribution, "They Were Numbers...Not Children." It comes from The Minnesota State Public School Orphanage Museum and tells the stories of some children who lived at the Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children which operated from 1886


June 7, 6.30 pm

 Instituto Cervantes, 326-330 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 4FN

The Franco regime took 30,000 children from leftists between 1939-1953 and used adoptive families or Francoist care homes to turn the youngsters against their parents’ ideas. These removals morphed into a criminal enterprise: between1953-1990 doctors and nurses sold around 300,000 children into adoption. Today a growing movement of relatives and victims is demanding truth and justice about what happened.

CFP: Youth Literature and Media

The Youth Literature and Media Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association seeks proposals for the 2017 MPCA/ACA Conference, October 18-22 in St. Louis, MO. MPCA/ACA has extended the deadline for submission to May 15, 2017. You can see our original call here, just note the change of date!

See you under the arch!


CFP: Celebration, Commemoration and Collaboration – milestones in the history of education

The second call for papers for the UK History of Education Society's annual conference is open.  The conference theme is: Celebration, Commemoration and Collaboration – milestones in the history of education, as the Society celebrates its fiftieth year. The conference will be in Winchester from 10-12 November 2017.  Deadline for proposals, which should reflect the conference theme and be linked to an appropriate strand, is 31 July 2017.

The Spring 2017 Issue of Historical Studies in Education is now online! Le numéro de printemps 2017 est disponible!

Special Issue: Revisiting the Histories of Indigenous Schooling and Literacies

Numéro Spécial : Un regard renouvelé sur l’histoire de l’éducation des Autochtones

Guest Editors: Alison Norman and Thomas Peace

New Issue: Girlhood Studies (Vol. 10, Issue 1)

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of Girlhood Studies has been published by Berghahn Journals. With this issue, Girlhood Studies begins its tenth year. Editor-in-Chief Claudia Mitchell opens with an editorial commemorating a decade of the journal. The general articles highlight the tremendous diversity of concerns in girlhood studies, covering topics such as abstinence until marriage, at-home daughterhood, and journalism education. This issue concludes with book reviews.

AMECYS_Association of Middle East Children's and Youth Studies

Dear All,
We are a group of scholars who are in the early stages of launching a new academic association that focuses on children and youth in the Middle East and North Africa.
If you have an interest in such an association and would like to be added to our listserv, please send your name and email to: amecystudies@gmail.com