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: "Child Rights Governance" for Childhood: A Journal of Global Child Research

Guest Editors
Anna Holszcheiter, Department of Political and Social Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Jonathan Josefsson, Department of Child Studies, Linköping University, Sweden
Bengt Sandin, Department of Child Studies, Linköping University, Sweden

The Anthropology of Children in the Middle East

Dear Colleague,

With only relatively few ethnographic studies of children in the Middle East or in the diaspora in existence, the articles in this issue of Anthropology of the Middle East represents thematically and theoretically highly divergent projects. Ranging from the history of childhood in Iran to parent-child dynamics in Morocco, this issue emphasizes approaches and topics in critical anthropology as applied to the Middle East.

Call for Submissions: Neil Sutherland Prize for the Bet Scholarly Article Published on the History of Children and Youth

Call for Submissions: Neil Sutherland Prize for the Best Scholarly Article published on the History of Children and Youth. Purpose: This award honours the pioneering work of Neil Sutherland in the history of children and youth by recognizing outstanding and innovative contributions to the field.

"Blueprint for a Better World": Teenage Political Education in Seventeen Magazine, 1944-1950

The latest installment of American Childhoods on H-Amsdy is the first in a three part series tracing the history of teen girls' engagement in politics though Seventeen magazine from 1944 to 1970.

"Must Reads of Children's History" in collaboration with the Children's History Society UK

A recent initiative in collaboration with the Children's History Society UK has seen the first steps towards a list of the "Must Reads of Children's History". 

We have a tentative early list, made possible through the generous contributions of a number of children's historians in the UK, Australia and America, and are now sourcing further advice and help from other scholars in the field.