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: International Conference of Literary Juvenilia

Call for Papers

The Sixth International Conference of Literary Juvenilia is to be held in Durham University, UK from 5–8 July 2018  (at St John’s College, 3 South Bailey, DURHAM DH1 3RJ), University of Durham, UK.

Conference Title: 'Minority Voices: Writing by children and adolescents from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries.' 

ANN: SHCY Fass-Sandin Best Article Prize (Spanish and French) 2017

Fábio Macedo wins the 2017 Fass-Sandin Prize for the Best Article on the History of Childhood and Youth (Spanish and French)

The committee received eight high-quality nominees for work published between 2015 and 2017, and selected the following two articles to receive the Prize and an Honorable Mention:

Prize Winner:

Fábio Macedo, “ACTION HUMANITAIRE ET ADOPTION D’ENFANTS ÉTRANGERS EN SUISSE. LE CAS DE TERRE DES HOMMES (1960-1969)”, Relations internationales 2015/2 (n° 161), p. 81-94.

ANN: New Fall 2017 issue of the Journal of the History of Children and Youth Available on Project MUSE

The new issue of the JHCY (vol. 10, no. 3, Fall 2017) is now available on Project MUSE, a subscription database, or from the Johns Hopkins University Press.   The links in the table of contents below are not accessible without access via a library or personal subscription and are provided by way of announcement. 

Simposio Las múltiples infancias y sus historias en las Américas y Caribe CONVOCATORIA (ESPAÑOL)

Simposio 14/2 Las múltiples infancias y sus historias en las Américas y Caribe, en el 56 CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL DE AMERICANISTAS, SALAMANCA 2018, 56 ICA (LLAMADA)

EL SIMPOSIO 14/2 Las múltiples infancias y sus historias en las Américas y Caribe, ocurrirá en el 56 56 CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL DE AMERICANISTAS (I56 ICA), en SALAMANCA, ESPAÑA, 15 al 20 de JULIO de 2018.

Children’s ’68 Conference Announcement: 1968 and the boundaries of childhood, Bibliothèque Municipale de Tours (France), 12th-14th October 2017

This multi-disciplinary international conference focuses on experimental ideas of children and culture for children, children’s rights, participation and access to culture in the ’68 years. The aim is to generate dialogue between specialists from cognate fields within childhood studies (including children’s history and media, children’s culture, heritage and art education), historians of ’68, and contemporary practitioners involved in working with children and culture (publishers, artists, children’s librarians etc).