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: Consuming/Culture: women and girls in print and pixels

Abstracts are due on 1 October 2014 for the Consuming/Culture: women and girls in print and pixels conference to be held at Oxford Brookes University on 5 and 6 June 2015.  The conference is sponsored by Oxford Brookes University, the University of East Anglia, and Arcadia University.

Further information can be found at http://openbrookes.net/consumingculture/ 

SHCY panel(s) on Childhood/Children and the Law

We are seeking paper proposals for a panel (or panels) on the legal history of children and childhood for the upcoming (June 24-26, 2015) meeting of the Society for the History of Children and Youth in Vancouver, BC.  In keeping with the theme of the meeting (“In Relation”), we are looking for papers that investigate the ways that children’s relationships with parents, siblings, spouses, or other relatives have been produced, regulated, or (de)recognized through the law.  Our own work is on the history of child/minor marriage in colonial India and the nineteenth- and twentieth-century Unite

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.