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

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).


Histories of children and youth - request to share syllabus / subject outlines

I am developing a proposal for an undergraduate history subject on the History of Children and Youth at my university. I envisage the course as stretching from the ancient world to the present, with global coverage. I would be grateful if any subscribers to this network were willing to share their own syllabi or subject outlines for similar courses.





Dr Carla Pascoe  |  Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow

School of Historical and Philosophical Studies   Faculty of Arts

ANN: free webinar from the National Humanities Center on “The Century of the Childhood.”

Jim Marten will lead a webinar for the National Humanities Center on “The Century of the Childhood.” 

Date: October 24, 2017

See more at http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/webinars/.

The Century of the Child: American Children in the Twentieth Century

Tuesday, October 24, 2017   7:00–8:30 pm EDT

ANN: JHCY Best Article Prize Awarded

The JHCY Best Article Prize selection committee (MJ Maynes, Rebecca Friedman, and Birgitte Soland) has selected the winner and one honorable mention for Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth Best Article Prize for 2016. The winner receives a certificate and $250. 


Sarah Walters: “’Child! Now You Are’: Identity Registration, Labor, and the Definition of Childhood in Colonial Tanganyika, 1910-1950”