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: Celebration, Commemoration and Collaboration – milestones in the history of education

The second call for papers for the UK History of Education Society's annual conference is open.  The conference theme is: Celebration, Commemoration and Collaboration – milestones in the history of education, as the Society celebrates its fiftieth year. The conference will be in Winchester from 10-12 November 2017.  Deadline for proposals, which should reflect the conference theme and be linked to an appropriate strand, is 31 July 2017.

The Spring 2017 Issue of Historical Studies in Education is now online! Le numéro de printemps 2017 est disponible!

Special Issue: Revisiting the Histories of Indigenous Schooling and Literacies

Numéro Spécial : Un regard renouvelé sur l’histoire de l’éducation des Autochtones

Guest Editors: Alison Norman and Thomas Peace

New Issue: Girlhood Studies (Vol. 10, Issue 1)

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of Girlhood Studies has been published by Berghahn Journals. With this issue, Girlhood Studies begins its tenth year. Editor-in-Chief Claudia Mitchell opens with an editorial commemorating a decade of the journal. The general articles highlight the tremendous diversity of concerns in girlhood studies, covering topics such as abstinence until marriage, at-home daughterhood, and journalism education. This issue concludes with book reviews.

AMECYS_Association of Middle East Children's and Youth Studies

Dear All,
We are a group of scholars who are in the early stages of launching a new academic association that focuses on children and youth in the Middle East and North Africa.
If you have an interest in such an association and would like to be added to our listserv, please send your name and email to: amecystudies@gmail.com

Watch The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation, April 24-28!

When Parents are Squeezed for Time, Money and Resources -- Babies and Young Children Pay the Price

Haven’t yet watched The Raising of America, the ground-breaking documentary series on the importance of the early years?  Stream the opening episode for free next week, April 24-28, during the Week of the Young Child and assess its value for your programs, trainings and courses. 

Register for SHCY 2017 - Rutgers University - Camden

Dear Friends,

The deadline is fast approaching to register for "Transition, Transaction, and Transgression" - the 9th Biennial SHCY conference being held June 21-23 at Rutgers University, Camden.  We have assembled a diverse program including approximately 260 papers on the history of childhood and youth. 

Register at  https://shcy2017.wordpress.com/ by April 15 in order to receive the best registration rate, and to ensure that your name appears on the program.

CINE INFÂNCIA E JUVENTUDE EM DEBATE (01/04/2017- sábado, 14h)


Convidamos todas e todos para a SESSÃO do dia 01/04/2017 ÀS 14HORAS, do 2º Ciclo de Cine Infância e Juventude em Debate, que ocorre no 1º Sábado de cada mês no Museu de Arte Sacra de São Paulo, e que no dia 01/04 terá a seguinte programação:


CFP: Workshop ‘Colonialism and education in a comparative perspective: analysing gendered civilizing missions (ca. 1850-1970)’

Call for Papers

European University Institute (EUI, Florence)


Workshop ‘Colonialism and education in a comparative perspective: analysing gendered civilizing missions (ca. 1850-1970)’