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

New Book: Making Multicultural Families in Europe: Gender and Intergenerational Relations

New Book: Making Multicultural Families in Europe: Gender and Intergenerational Relations. Crespi, Isabella, Giada Meda, Stefania, Merla, Laura (Eds.) London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

The book is published in three formats:

- Hardback and e-book on Palgrave MacMillan’s website: https://www.palgrave.com/de/book/9783319597546

- Downloadable pdf version (either in one piece or each chapter separately) on Springer’s website:

ANN: BBC Thinking Allowed on Vallone’s Big and Small

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b52cmx  The BBC “Thinking Allowed” is joined by Lynne Vallone, Professor of Childhood Studies, to discuss her book, Big and Small, in which she explores the often uncomfortable implications of using physical measures to judgenormalcy and perceptions of beauty. 

"Kleine Formen für den Unterricht - Unterricht in kleinen Formen" / "Small Forms for School Education - Education through Small Forms"

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July 4, 2018 to July 6, 2018

CFP (panel): Visual History of Childhood for SHCY 2019

Hello Everyone,

I am looking for panelists regarding the Visual History of Childhood for SHCY 2019, Australia. I would like to organize a panel about visual methodologies we are able to use in order to gain deeper knowledge about children' lives in historic perspective. For decades, childhood historians have analyzed mostly textual documents such as letters and diaries to recreate child­hood history.