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 developing rapidly.The essays in this special issue reflect the interdisciplinary

approaches that scholars are now taking to the study of Irish childhood in the past.



Editor’s Introduction

James Marten


Guest Editors’ Introduction

Sarah-Anne Buckley, Marnie Hay, Ríona Nic Congáil


Object Lesson

“A Work of National Importance”: Child–Adult Dynamics in Bailiúchán na Scol/The

Schools’ Collection, 1937-1939

Caoimhe Nic Lochlainn



Placeless Dead? Finding Evidence for Children in the Irish Landscape

Emer Dennehy


“This iniquitous traffic”: The Kidnapping of Children for the American Colonies in

Eighteenth-Century Ireland

James Kelly


Childhood and the Early Irish Novel

Anne Markey


Schooling the National Orphans: The Education of the Children of the Easter Rising


Caoimhe Nic Dháibhéid


“For whose benefit these burdens must be taken”: Children, Employment, and Training in

Northern Ireland, 1921-1939.

Georgina Laragy


Immigrants, Aliens, Evacuees: Exploring the History of Irish Children in Britain during

the Second World War

Jennifer Redmond


Constructing the Child in Need of State Protection: Continuity and Change in Irish

Political Discourse, 1920s-1990s

Karen Smith


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