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

CfP: The Super-diverse University?: Changing Landscapes of the Geographies of Higher Education (Presentation Session, Royal Geographical Society Conference)

Call for Papers:
The Super-diverse University?: Changing Landscapes of the Geographies of Higher Education
August 28th-31st 2019
University of Cardiff, UK
Deadline for submission Wednesday 31st

Proposal for panel/roundtable/facilitated discussion at OHA Annual Meeting: Using adults' oral histories to understand their childhoods

For the OHA Annual Meeting in October 2018, I'd like to organize a panel of paper presentations, a roundtable, or a facilitated discussion on conducting and using oral histories of adults to understand their childhoods.  My own research focus is on children and youth during the Cold War; however, the proposed topic would be relevant for scholars in any historical area who use adults' oral histories to learn about their childhoods.

Childhood-Related Source Materials: Library Building Project

*apologies for cross-posting


I am looking for primary source materials related to childhood studies in order to build a resource library for graduate students and instructors.

My name is Emily Slomski. I am a second year graduate student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln under the advisement of Dr. Will Thomas.

Past SHCY Biennial Conference Programs

Dear Friends:

As part of the Society for the History of Childhood and Youth’s website renewal project, we are trying to locate conference programs from the following past meetings:

2001 - Marquette
2003 - University of Maryland - Baltimore County
2005 - Marquette
2009 - Berkeley

If you possess either a hard copy or an electronic version of the programs from any of these years, please contact me.  


Pat Ryan
cell - 519-701-6146


New Issue of Boyhood Studies: Contemporary Boys’ Literacies and Boys’ Literatures

Dear Colleague,

This special issue of Boyhood Studies, titled “Contemporary Boys’ Literacies and Boys’ Literatures,” highlights the diversity and complexity of boys’ literacy practices and explores the changes in defining literacy alongside significant alterations to traditional cultural practices associated with boyhood.

Volume 10, Issue 2

Contemporary Boys’ Literacies and Boys’ Literatures


Yearbook of the German Children’s Literature Research Society is now online!

The inaugural issue of the new Jahrbuch der Gesellschaft für Kinder- und Jugendliteraturforschung (Yearbook of the German Children’s Literature Research Society (GKJF)) is now online. It succeeds the print annual journal Kinder- und Jugendliteraturforschung (1995-2015) in a fundamentally revised form. As the GKJF’s response to the rapid development of digital culture(s) and reflecting its open, democratic attitude towards use of knowledge resources, the Yearbook is now published as an online, open-access, peer-reviewed journal.