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

MLA 2022: Word Play: Nonstandard English and Multilingualism in Children’s and Young Adult Literature (Guaranteed Panel)

Children’s literature in English has long been a tool for literacy instruction and acculturation to English language, used both as a tool for learning and as a force for homogenization within histories of Anglophone colonialism and imperialism. As scholars and professors dedicated to exploring the ways in which texts for young people make meaning, we know that language functions as both a tool of empowerment and one of imprisonment.

DEADLINE EXTENDED –  SHCY Calls for Nominations for the Best Article in 2019 and 2020 on Childhood History in German

The deadline for submissions to this article prize has been extended until February 28!


The Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY) is pleased to call for nominations for the best peer-reviewed journal article on the history of children, childhood, or youth (broadly construed) published in German in 2019-2020. The winner will be announced in the Summer of 2021.

The 8th International Conference of The European Network of Picturebook Research: Picturebooks in Time

The program in Research of Child and Youth Culture, at Tel Aviv University, Israel, invites scholars to submit proposals for The 8th International Conference of The European Network of Picturebook Research, which will take place on October 3-4, 2021.

The theme of the conference will be Picturebooks in Time.

The deadline for application submission is February 26th, 2021. The conference will be held in a hybrid form, at Tel Aviv University and online.