CfP: International Workshop on The Politics of Family Secrecy

International Workshop at University of Copenhagen, April 23 – 24, 2020 
Call for Papers
Illegitimate children, adoption, queer sexuality, mental illness, incest, family violence, treason, venereal disease, drug addiction, alcoholism, suicide… Every family has a skeleton in the closet or so the saying goes.

Historical Studies in Education / Revue d'histoire de l'éducation - The Spring 2019 issue is now online! Le numéro de printemps 2019 est disponible!

Editors: Penney Clark and Mona Gleason, The University of British Columbia

Contents / Table des matières - Spring / printemps 2019


A Middle Class Farming Family Negotiates “the Rural School Problem” in Interwar Australia | Kay Whitehead

Bringing Education to the Wilderness: Teachers and Schools in the Rural Communities of British Columbia, 1936–45 | Helen Raptis

Names children invent for places that matter to them

I'm doing some research on the history of chidren's toponyms and wonder if anyone has come across any interesting examples? I'm particularly interested in toponyms that inscribe a wider literary, historical or geographical consciousness e.g. Ida Gandy's memoirs refer to a small conifer plantation as 'Noah's Ark'.  Quite a bit of work has been done on maps in children's literature, which often feature toponyms invented by fictional children (i.e.

CFP: Youth Literature and Media

The Youth Literature and Media area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association is seeking proposals for papers, panels, and presentations for the 2019 MPCA/ACA Conference. We’re interested in topics that explore the many tight intersections between, or loose boundaries around, childhood, youth, and popular culture.

New 'Parenting' issue of Oral History journal

The UK-based journal Oral History have just published a special issue on ‘parenting’, co-edited by Carla Pascoe Leahy (University of Melbourne, Australia) and Alistair Thomson (Monash University, Australia). The issue includes papers on parenting, mothering, fathering and grandparenting across Australia, Israel, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.


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