Now available: Special SHCY Journal Edition on Irish Childhood

  This Irish special issue, which was co-edited by Sarah-Anne Buckley (NUI Galway), Marnie Hay (DCU), and Ríona Nic Congáil (DCU), provides a sample of the research presented at Twenty years a-growing: an international conference on the history of Irish childhood from the medievalto the modern age held at St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, in June 2014. The…

Announcing: Special Edition Irish Childhood SHCY Journal

Announcing: Special Edition Irish Childhood SHCY Journal The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth: Special Issue on Ireland, Vol. 9.2 (Spring 2016). Guest editors: Sarah-Anne Buckley, Marnie Hay, and Ríona Nic Congáil.   The study of the history of childhood is a new field of research in the Irish context and it is…

Children and the Irish Revolution: Symposium

This one-day, multidisciplinary symposium explores children’s engagement with the Irish Revolution from the perspectives of History, Literature, and Education. Joe Duffy, presenter of Liveline on RTÉ Radio 1 and author of Children of the Rising (Hachette Books Ireland, 2015), will make the opening remarks. VENUE: Dublin City University, St Patrick’s Campus, Drumcondra DATE: Saturday, 27…

New Edited Collection: Adolescence in Modern Irish History

New Edited Collection: Adolescence in Modern Irish History   Adolescence in Modern Irish History Edited by Catherine Cox and Susannah Riordan Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Series: Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood Date: September 2015 Format: Hardback and ebook ISBN: 9780230374904 Price: £60 September of this year marked the timely arrival of a new and…

Research Network

Academic and public interest in children and childhood has increased greatly in recent years, yet there are few established forums in which to study and debate the historical development of childhood in Irish society. Established in 2014, this international and interdisciplinary research network on the history of Irish childhood will create a forum for scholars…