CFP: Children and Childhood Network of the Social Science History Association

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Call for Papers for the Children and Childhood Network of the Social Science History Association

We invite you to participate in the annual meeting of the Social Science History Association by submitting a paper or session proposal to the Children and Childhood Network of the SSHA.  The conference will take place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on November 2-5, 2017.  For more information on the conference as well as the general call for proposals, please see the SSHA website: The deadline for full panel or individual paper proposals is ***March 3, 2017. ***

The association particularly emphasizes interdisciplinary and transnational research, and the annual meeting provides a very supportive environment in which to present new work. The theme of the 2016 conference is “Changing Social Connections in Time and Space” though papers on any other aspects of the history of children and childhood are also certainly welcome.  Some possible topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Child Migrants and Refugees
  • Children and Conflict
  • Children, Youth, and Political Movements
  • Youth Empowerment, Resistance, and Activism
  • Children and Globalization
  • Children and the Environment
  • Children and the Media
  • Children and Familial Relationships
  • Youth and Commodification
  • Child Labor
  • Schooling and Education

Complete panels should include at least 4 papers and presenters from more than one academic institution. Other formats, including roundtable discussions and book sessions, are also possible. Please do get in touch with the network chairs if you have an idea for a session but need help gathering presenters.

Proposals can be submitted by means of a web conference management system at  If you haven’t used the system previously you will need to create an account, which is a very simple process. Graduate students presenting at the conference may apply for a travel grant from the SSHA (

Let us know if you need any help making a submission or advice about a proposal. If you have any questions, please contact the Children and Childhood network co-chairs: Atacan Atakan (, Emily Bruce (, and Elizabeth Dillenburg (