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 on extracurricular activities for 2015 SHCY

I am interested in putting together a panel on extracurricular activities for the 2015 SHCY conference in Vancouver.  My own current project is on ballet class in America.  If you are interested, please email me directly at klapper@rowan.edu.

Looking forward to hearing about some great research in this area!

Melissa Klapper, Professor of History, Rowan University

TOC: Historical Studies in Education / Revue d'histoire de l'education

We are pleased to announce that the Spring 2014 issue of Historical Studies in Education is now available on line and at no cost at http://historicalstudiesineducation.ca/index.php/edu_hse-rhe Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer que le numéro de printemps 2014 de la Revue d'histoire de l'éducation est maintenant disponible en accès libre sur http://historicalstudiesineducation.ca/index.php/edu_hse-rhe

H-Childhood: Alberta Journal of Educational Research: Call for Reviewers

Greetings: I am the book reviews editor for the Alberta Journal of Educational Research. "The Alberta Journal of Educational Research (AJER) is a quarterly journal, published in Canada, devoted to the dissemination, criticism, interpretation, and encouragement of all forms of systematic enquiry into education and fields related to or associated with education" (as cited at http://ajer.synergiesprairies.ca/ajer/index.php/ajer/index). I am currently in search of book reviewers. If you are interested, please let me know.

Member's Publication


Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the publication of the following volume:

Children, Rights and Modernity in China: Raising Self-Governing Citizens, by Orna Naftali, Studies in Childhood and Youth, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

ISBN: 9781137346582

Here is a description of the book:

Table of Contents: Girlhood Studies (Vol 7, Issue 1)- Re-description of Girls in Crisis

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of Girlhood Studies has been published by Berghahn Journals. This special issue is titled Cultural Studies and the Re-description of Girls in Crisis. Contributions to this issue offer what the guest editors refer to as a re-description of girls in crisis. In so doing not only do they offer challenges to definitions of crisis, they also deepen our understanding of what transformative practices might look like.