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

Seeking Panelists - SHCY 2015 - Authority

Seeking panelists for the 8th Biennial Conference of the Society for the History of Children and Youth, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada on June 24th - 26th 2015. The main theme of the event is: "In Relation: Children, Youth and Belonging". Please see this link for more details: http://shcyhome.org/conference/

Proposed panel: ‘Care/Coercion/Conformity: Relationships between children, youths, and the adult world of authority'

ANN: Girlhood Studies (Vol. 7, Issue 2) - A Girl's Education

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of Girlhood Studies has been published by Berghahn Journals. This issue of GHS, broadly based, however accidentally, on the theme of a girl’s education, also includes reviews of two books, both by leading authors in the area of girlhood studies in the US. As this issue of Girlhood Studies goes to press, we are excited to announce that starting with Volume 8, we will be publishing three issues a year instead of two.

Seeking panelists - SHCY 2015 - Premodern childhoods

Seeking panelists for SHCY 2015: "Where are the Children? Sources and methods for the study of premodern childhoods"

We are seeking one or two papers for a proposed panel exploring sources and methods for the study of premodern children and child-adult/child-child relations for the 2015 SHCY conference in Vancouver (http://shcyhome.org/conference/).

Seeking Panelists - SHCY 2015 - Government and Diplomacy

We are looking for one or two more presenters for a panel at the SHCY conference in Vancouver, June 2015.

Our panel will be on children's relationships with the federal government and diplomacy. 

The two current papers deal with children’s letters to President Eisenhower revealing aspects of the gendered and racial experiences of children during the Cold War and children's roles as "cultural diplomats" in art exchange programs during the post-WWII period.