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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Por este medio se invita a todos los investigadores que en forma regular estudien la historia de las infancias, considerándola en conexión con los procesos sociales, económicos, políticos y culturales así como en relación con instituciones como la familia y la escuela en América Latina, a formar parte de la Red de Estudios de Historia de las Infancias en América Latina (REHIAL).  

CFP: (Toy Story at 20 conference) and ANN: Oscar Wilde and the Culture of Childhood

 Title: Oscar Wilde and the Culture of Childhood
   Location: California
   Date: 2015-05-29
   Description: I am rather afraid that I have annoyed him, answered
      the Linnet. The fact is, that I told him a story with a
      moral.Ah! that is always a very dangerous thing to do, said the
      Duck.Oscar Wilde, The Devoted Friend (1888)Recent scholarship
      on Wildes fairy stories has brought to our attention their
      politi ...
   Contact: c1718cs@humnet.ucla.edu

ANN: International Girl Studies Association Inaugural Conference

Title: International Girl Studies Association Inaugural Conference
   Date: 2015-09-01
   Description: With apologies for cross posting: International Girl
      Studies Association are seeking submissions for our inaugural
      conference which is being held at the University of East
      Anglia, Norwich from 7-9 April 2016. The inaugural conference
      seeks to bring together researchers and students working on
      girls  ...

ANN: fellowships of potential interest

Title: The Strong Announces Frances M. Williams Fellowships
   Description: The Strong is pleased to announce the establishment
      of the Frances M. Williams Research Fellowship to provide
      financial support for scholarly play research on the study of
      puzzles, puzzle play, and related topics across The Strongs
      artifact, archival, and other historical collections. The
      fellowship ...
   Contact: researchfellowships@museumofplay.org

Conference - Childhood & Conflict in History: Lessons Learned

Conference - Childhood & Conflict in History: Lessons Learned, 5 to 6 June 2015, University of Reading

Speakers include Colin Heywood on modern conceptions of childhood, Helen Parish on children and witchcraft in early modern Europe, Padma Anapol on child marriages in India, Mara Oliva on Korean war orphans, and Dina Resz on ISIL cubs. For conference registration and further details please contact: child.conflict.conf@gmail.com.

The purpose of this conference is two-fold:

Oral History and Education Workshop - Registration Deadline Extended to May 18th

This is a workshop for independent historians, teachers, museum experts, students, and scholars interested in oral history. Please join the over 20 international presenters who will meet to discuss Oral History and Education at this free workshop on May 24 and 25, 2015 at the University of Ottawa (Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. East, Room 12102). The deadline for registration has been extended to May 18, 2015. Registration is free and meals are included.

Re: CHC: Ep11 - Relation and Belonging

Thanks so much, Patrick, for your thoughtful reply to my interview with Pat. I also struggle with many of the excellent points you raised....why increase membership? Is bigger somehow better? I doubt it. I think the SHCY is at an exciting fork in the road, so to speak. We have lots of people interested in presenting their research at our conferences, but membership in the organization is not necessarily on their list.....for the very reasons, at least in part, that you suggest.