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 SHCY Panelists - Banking, Money, Commerce

I am seeking panelists for next year's SHCY in Sydney, Australia. Any paper on the history of childhood that fits within the broad themes of banking, money, or commerce would be welcome. My paper is situated in the postbellum U.S. and considers race within the history of children and savings banks. Please email me ASAP if you are interested: janschul@ucsc.edu

Proposals are due May 30.

Seeking Panelists for SHCY, Children's Agency

I had been planning to submit a proposal for an individual paper for the SHCY 2019 Conference in Sydney, but upon re-reading the call for papers have decided to see if it is possible to pull together a panel before the deadline.  My paper will  interrogate children's decisions to run away from orphan asylums or the indenture placements that followed as a window into children's agency in a process formally controlled by adults.  If you are interested in forming a panel related to children's agency, please email me at sadelman1@framingham.edu with

Centre for the history of childhood, annual colloquium, Oxford UK: Children's traces

Registration is now open for the Centre for the History of Childhood annual colloquium on Children's traces on Friday 29th June 2018 at Magdalen College, Oxford (UK).

To register, use the following link: https://www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk/short-courses/history-faculty/history-faculty-eve...

Children's Literature Working Group - SHCY 2019

Dear SHCY members,

Please consider sending your conference proposals to the recently formed Children’s Literature Working Group with the Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY). We invite submissions for the upcoming biannual conference: “Encounters and Exchanges,” June 26-28, at Australian Catholic University in Sydney, Australia. The full CFP below encourages submissions through working groups: