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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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Revisited: Violence and Generational Relations
Revisited: Violence and Generational Relations

Peter Kelly and Patrick Ryan discuss the relationship between violence and power, politically and in generational relations. Listen here.

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Vicarious Formations: The American Military, Identity and Children's Literature
Vicarious Formations: The American Military, Identity and Children's Literature
Paige Gray discusses how military academies in the States are used to create idealized stories of youth and national identity, and shape public perceptions of young adulthood.
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Revisited: The New World Should be Built Not Only on Children – but with Children
Revisited: The New World Should be Built Not Only on Children – but with Children

A discussion between Mathias Gardet and Ning de Coninck-Smith about post-World War Two children's villages. Listen here.

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Revisited: Becoming an Historian of Childhood
Revisited: Becoming an Historian of Childhood

Listen to Patrick Ryan's conversation with Stephanie McBride-Schreiner and Kristen McCabe Lashua as they discuss becoming an historian of childhood. 

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Seeing Age in Early American Sources; or Considering a Visual Culture of Age
Seeing Age in Early American Sources; or Considering a Visual Culture of Age
Dr. Holly N.S. White about the definition and function of age in Early American law and society.
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Children and Youth as Subjects, Objects, and Agents
Children and Youth as Subjects, Objects, and Agents
Children and Youth as Subjects, Objects, and Agents: Approaches to Research in a Global Context. This preview and report was written by Elena Jackson Albarrán, an assistant professor in Global and Intercultural Studies at the University of Miami.
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Revisited: Marah Gubar, Shauna Vey, and Martin Woodside in a Roundtable Discussion
Revisited: Marah Gubar, Shauna Vey, and Martin Woodside in a Roundtable Discussion

In this roundtable discussion, Martin Woodside, Shauna Vey, and Marah Gubar discuss the relationship between changing ideas of childhood and early forms of 19th century popular culture.

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Against Agency
Against Agency
Karen Vallgårda, Kristine Alexander, & Stephanie Olsen discuss the concept of agency as it relates to the study of childhood and youth.
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2017 SHCY Survey Report
2017 SHCY Survey Report
A review of the results of an SHCY survey conducted from July through September 2017.
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IHRC Symposium Commentary on Migration across Global Regimes of Childhood
IHRC Symposium Commentary on Migration across Global Regimes of Childhood

A think-piece by Kelly Condit-Shrestha and the IHRC Symposium Commentary on the Migration across Global Regimes of Childhood.

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