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How to Find (Rural) Children in a Thesis
How to Find (Rural) Children in a Thesis
Celeste de Marco, the Coordinator of the Network of Rural Studies on Family, Childhood and Youth, talks about unravelling rural childhood experience from historical narratives and research.
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Children and Material Culture in 19th Century South-Eastern Europe
Children and Material Culture in 19th Century South-Eastern Europe
Please enjoy Nicoleta Roman's report on this workshop that was hosted on 11-12 July 2019 by the New Europe College–Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest.
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Revisited: What to Make of Child-saving Discourse?
Revisited: What to Make of Child-saving Discourse?

Shurlee Swain and Patrick J. Ryan engage with the critical ideologies of child-saving discourses in history and the present. Listen to this episode of the SHCY podcast.

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A Short History of Small People
A Short History of Small People
James Marten discusses the methodology of the short books in children and youth histories, as well as his latest work, Very Short Intrudction to the History of Childhood. with PhD Candidate Lisa Lamson. Listen here.
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A Conference Year
A Conference Year
Our final day of A Year in a Week looks back at our wonderful conference this past summer, hosted by Australian Catholic University in Sydney, Australia, and themed "Encounters and Exchanges."
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A Year of Commentaries
A Year of Commentaries
Welcome to Day 3 of A Year in a Week: A Year of Commentaries
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Factory Toys and Their Discontents
Factory Toys and Their Discontents

Read about the Museum of German-American Heritage's lecture and discussion with Dr. Megan Brandow-Faller on Factory Toys and Their Discontents: Artistic Toys in Germany and Austria ca. 1900 on 21 March 2019 in Washington, DC.

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Revisited: Nailing Jelly to a Wall
Revisited: Nailing Jelly to a Wall

James Marten and Patrick J. Ryan discuss the field of childhood and youth history in this revisited episode of Childhood: History and Critique. Listen here.

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Revisited: Ireland: Reading Childhood Comparatively
Revisited: Ireland: Reading Childhood Comparatively

Mary Hatfield discusses childhood and gender in nineteenth century Ireland in this revisited episode of the Childhood: History and Critique series. Listen here.

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Verbs of Violence: 19th-Century Jigsaw Puzzles, Otherness, and American Childhood
Verbs of Violence: 19th-Century Jigsaw Puzzles, Otherness, and American Childhood
Mahshid Mayar, assistant professor of American Studies at Bielefeld University, Germany, discusses the cultural context and messaging of children's toys in the United States in the nineteenth century. 
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Revisited: The Challenges of Childhood History
Revisited: The Challenges of Childhood History

Siân Pooley and Hannah Newton deliver keynote addresses on the challenges of childhood history, at our 2015 conference, hosted by Queen Mary University of London.

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Revisited: Childhood and Politics
Revisited: Childhood and Politics
We revisit our SHCY Conference keynote from the 2015 eighth biennial conference. Karen Dubinsky presented "The Politics of Childhood Meets the Children of Politics: Cuban Literacy Teachers Revisit their Youth." Enter to read more or watch the video.
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Revisited: The History of Sexuality
Revisited: The History of Sexuality

John Spurlock and Kim Phillips discuss the history of sexuality with Patrick J. Ryan. Listen, here.

 

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SHCY 2019 Conference Plenary: 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)
SHCY 2019 Conference Plenary: 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)
30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) was a plenary originally presented on 28 June 2019 during the 2019 Biennial SHCY Conference in Sydney, Australia, with participants Sana Nakata, Nanette Louchart-Fletcher, and Megan Mitchell, with Isobelle Barrett Meyering as Chair in the Ryan Auditorium Foyer (James Carroll Building).
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SHCY 2019 Conference Plenary: Childhood and Governmentality
SHCY 2019 Conference Plenary: Childhood and Governmentality
Childhood and Governmentality was a plenary originally presented on 27 June 2019 during the 2019 Biennial SHCY Conference in Sydney, Australia, with chair Thom Axelsson and speakers Sana Nakata, Patrick Ryan and Marek Tesar in the Ryan Auditorium (James Carroll Building).
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SHCY 2019 Conference Plenary: Imagined Futures for Adopted Children
SHCY 2019 Conference Plenary: Imagined Futures for Adopted Children
Imagined Futures for Adopted Children was a plenary originally presented on 26 June 2019 during the 2019 Biennial SHCY Conference in Sydney, Australia, with participants Shurlee Swain, Joy Damousi, Lynelle Long, Naomi Wolfe in the Ryan Auditorium Foyer (James Carroll Building). Watch here.
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A Reflection on SHCY's 2019 Conference: Encounters and Exchanges
A Reflection on SHCY's 2019 Conference: Encounters and Exchanges
Doctoral student Emily Vine reflects on her experiences at SHCY's Biennial Conference: Encounter and Exchanges in Sydney, Australia from 26-28 June 2019.
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Chris Brickell: SHCY Conference Keynote
Chris Brickell: SHCY Conference Keynote
Watch or listen to Chris Brickell's keynote presentation for SHCY's 2019 Conference, "Encounters and Exchanges," in Sydney, Australia. 
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Education and Care Professions: the Contribution of Historical Knowledge
Education and Care Professions: the Contribution of Historical Knowledge
A symposium at the University of Florence, Italy, November 5-6, 2018 with Christel Radica and Patrizia Guarnieri.
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Revisited: Violence and Generational Relations, pt. 2
Revisited: Violence and Generational Relations, pt. 2

Ben Parsons and Patrick Ryan discuss the relationship between violence and power, politically and in generational relations in the second part of this two-part series. Listen here.

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