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

Relationality and the Global Circulation of Children's Literature and Culture

CFP: Society for the History of Children and Youth


SHCY Eighth Biennial Conference
*Date*: June 24-26th, 2015
*Location: *University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada


Description: “Relationality and the Global Circulation of Children’s Literature and Culture”


SHCY Conference 2015: Seeking panelist for histories of sex education in Africa

SHCY Conference 2015: Seeking panelist for histories of sex education in Africa

We're seeking a panelist for a panel on histories of sex education in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Africa. So far, participants will be presenting on sex education in South and East Africa, and we would welcome anyone working on this topic in these or, preferably, other regions.

If you're interested, please contact Sarah Duff or Corrie Decker at:

CFP: Jeunesse - Young People, Texts, Cultures

Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures invites essay submissions for a special issue addressing mobility in relation to youth texts and culture(s). We welcome essays that consider registers of race, class, gender, and disability. Essays should be between 6,000 and 9,000 words in length and prepared for blind peer-review.

SHCY Conference 2015: Seeking panelists for session on children in broken relationships

I’m interested in putting together a panel on children in broken relationships for the SHCY conference in Vancouver, June 2015.

My contribution would be focusing on children in Danish divorce and custody cases in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

However, “broken relationships” could also be interpreted more broadly to include subjects such as sibling separation, children’s separation from their parents due to different kinds of child removal, or children in relationships broken due to e.g. one or both parents’ death.

Conference - Educating Harlem, October 2, 2014

Educating Harlem: Histories of Learning and Schooling in an American Community

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming day-long conference at Teachers College, Columbia University on October 2, 2014. Join us for research presentations by scholars from around the country, and for the 2014 Edmund Gordon Lecture with Vanessa Siddle Walker. 

CFP: SHCY 2015: Seeking Panelists for “They Didn’t All Wear Glasses: Smart Girls in American and Soviet Mass Culture”

Roshanna Sylvester and I are seeking an additional panelist interested in presenting a paper on some aspect of how girls’ intellectual pursuits were represented in Cold War-era mass culture. I am focusing on girls’ intellectual culture in postwar America; Roshanna is doing a comparative study of girls, science, and technology in 1960s and 70s America and the Soviet Union. Our paper titles are below. If you would like to join us, please email us at rsylvest@depaul.edu and/or janderson73@gsu.edu. Thank you!