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

History of Black Girlhood--Scholarly Network

I write to announce the formation of an informal network of scholars interested in the history of black girlhood.  Those researching black girls and girlhood in any historical time period or region are welcome to join.

Founded by LaKisha Simmons (SUNY Buffalo), Renee Sentilles (Case Western), and myself (UVA), this network will provide a forum for sharing work, collaborating on conference panels, and promoting research into the history of black girls and girlhood.

CFP: Maps and Mapping in Children's Literature

Literature for children and young adults is a rich source of material for the study of literary maps, one that has been largely overlooked, despite the growth in academic interest in this area of study. We are therefore seeking contributions for a proposed collection on maps in children’s literature that will bring together the best current thinking on the topic, which will become a resource for scholars, and provide a springboard for further study in this area, particularly in terms of interdisciplinary and international discourses.

CFP: Fragile Subjects: Childhood in Literature, Arts and Medicine. August, 19-20, 2015, University of Turku, Finland

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to the international conference:
Fragile Subjects: Childhood in Literature, Arts and Medicine
August, 19-20, 2015, University of Turku, Finland (dl. for abstracts Nov 30, 2014)


Keynote speakers: