New Publication!

Constructions of the Irish Child in the Independence Period, 1910-1940. Ed. By Ciara Gallagher and Ciara Boylan. This volume explores how Irish children were ‘constructed’ by various actors including the state, youth organisations, authors and publishers in the period before and after Ireland gained independence in 1922. It examines the broad variety of ways in…

Grace Abbott Book Prize, Call for Submissions

Grace Abbott Book Prize – 2018   The Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY) is pleased to call for nominations for the best book in English on the history of children, childhood, or youth (broadly construed) published in the year 2018.   The award consists of a plaque and a check for…

Centuries of Childhood Conference

Hosted by the DCU School of History and Geography DATES: 15-16 June 2018 LOCATION: Dublin City University, St Patrick’s Campus, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, Ireland This conference explores the history of children and childhood (including adolescence) in Ireland and beyond from the late sixteenth century onward. The conference’s name references Centuries of Childhood, the title of…

CFP: Centuries of Childhood, DCU 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS  Centuries of Childhood A conference on the history of children and childhood in Ireland and beyond Hosted by the School of History and Geography, Dublin City University Saturday, 16 June 2018 This conference’s name references Centuries of Childhood, the title of the 1962 English translation of Philippe Ariès’s  L’enfant et la vie…

Job opportunity–

Assistant Professor in Childhood and Social Institutions King’s University College at Western University, a Catholic Liberal Arts College, invites applications for a probationary tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Programs, effective July 1, 2018 (subject to budgetary approval).  Candidates should hold a Ph.D., or be near completion.   The Childhood…