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

Final CFP: Children and War: Past and Present --- Deadline 31 Oct

Children and War: Past and Present

Third international multidisciplinary conference to be held at the University of Salzburg, Austria, on 13-15 July 2016

Organized by the University of Salzburg and the University of Wolverhampton, in association with the UN Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict.

The Latest Research in Contemporary Girlhood

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of Girlhood Studies has been published by Berghahn Journals. This Open Call issue brings together a collection of articles from Canada, the US and Russia that address a range of themes of concern and interest to the study of contemporary girlhood. Taken together the articles highlight the rich possibilities for scholarship in the area of girlhood.

Seeking Authors and Reviewers

Greetings! I am the book reviews editor for H-Childhood Reviews, and am currently seeking potential authors and book reviewers.

Authors: If you have a recent or forthcoming publication related to the readership of H-Childhood, please encourage your publisher to send a review copy to H-Net (and to recommend the title for the H-Childhood list).

Review copies can be sent to:

      H-Net Reviews
      141h Old Horticulture     
      506 East Circle Drive     
      East Lansing, MI  48824-1115


The Editors of Asian Higlhlands Perspectives are pleased to announce that AHP 38: THE WITCHES OF TIBET by Pema Kyi. It is a fictionalized account of a Tibetan girl's childhood in Mgo log (Golok) in Qinghai Province. The narrative begins with how a little girl's life was saved by a gift of a mysterious pill from a kind, local woman who locals regarded as a witch. These and other magic moments are from personal experiences that relatives and others related about their own lives, and what the author dreamed and imagined.