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: Panel Proposal on Dolls and Empathy for Children's Literature Association Conference 2019

I am interested in putting together a panel proposal for ChLA 2019 (to be held June 13-15 2019 in Indianapolis) with other people working on stories involving dolls or dollhouses. I think dolls are interesting in light of the conference theme of empathy, and also the proposed topic of how children’s literature fosters global awareness. Can doll stories foster empathy (in addition to fantasies of mastery/domination and/or oppressive notions of racialized innocence, as suggested by Robin Bernstein in Racial Innocence and Toni Morrison in The Bluest Eye)?

New Books Network interview with Richard Ivan Jobs about Backpack Ambassadors

I would like to alert colleagues about a New Books Network interview I did with Roxanne Panchasi about my book Backpack Ambassadors:  How Youth Travel Integrated Europe (Chicago, 2017) that was posted this week.  My book was recently reviewed by Sara Fieldston in the Journal for the History of Childhood and Youth.  Please follow the link below for the podcast interview:

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: