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: Children and vulnerabilities. Between agency and disempowerment, SANT/FAS 2018

The Childhood Studies Interdisciplinary Research Team from the University of Warsaw is organising a panel focused on children at the SANT/FAS 2018 conference: Vulnerabilities, to be held in Uppsala on
19-21 of April 2018.

Panel title: Children and vulnerabilities. Between agency and disempowerment


New books for Parenthood issue of Oral History journal

Dear colleagues,


Alistair Thomson and I are editing a special 'parenthood' issue of the British journal Oral History, for publication in early 2019. We are currently soliciting reviews of books that deal with the history of parenting and/or the family using oral history interviews.

If you have recently published or are soon to publish a book that fits these parameters, please get in touch with me at carla.pascoe@unimelb.edu.au.




Special Issue: The Girl in the Text (Girlhood Studies)

Dear Colleague,

This special issue of Girlhood Studies, close to double the length of previous issues, offers a blockbuster of articles on the theme of the girl in the text, guest edited by managing editor, Ann Smith. As the third in the Girlhood Studies 10th anniversary collection, this special issue was inspired in part by the spate of novels over the last few years that draw attention to the girl in their titles.

Volume 10, Issue 3: The Girl in the Text

Editorial, Girl (Not) Gone

CfP: The Super-diverse University?: Changing Landscapes of the Geographies of Higher Education (Presentation Session, Royal Geographical Society Conference)

Call for Papers:
The Super-diverse University?: Changing Landscapes of the Geographies of Higher Education
August 28th-31st 2019
University of Cardiff, UK
Deadline for submission Wednesday 31st

Proposal for panel/roundtable/facilitated discussion at OHA Annual Meeting: Using adults' oral histories to understand their childhoods

For the OHA Annual Meeting in October 2018, I'd like to organize a panel of paper presentations, a roundtable, or a facilitated discussion on conducting and using oral histories of adults to understand their childhoods.  My own research focus is on children and youth during the Cold War; however, the proposed topic would be relevant for scholars in any historical area who use adults' oral histories to learn about their childhoods.

Childhood-Related Source Materials: Library Building Project

*apologies for cross-posting


I am looking for primary source materials related to childhood studies in order to build a resource library for graduate students and instructors.

My name is Emily Slomski. I am a second year graduate student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln under the advisement of Dr. Will Thomas.