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Children's Experiences of Welfare in Modern Britain
Children's Experiences of Welfare in Modern Britain

Siân Pooley and Jonathan Taylor write about their new book, Children's Experiences of Welfare in Modern Britain.

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Seeing Childhood History through Graphic Memoirs
Seeing Childhood History through Graphic Memoirs
This week we listen to and watch Sophie Bürgi, MK Czerwiec, Dominique Grisard, Mary Jo Maynes, and Mateusz Swietlicki present their panel at the Social Science History Association's 2019 annual meeting. You can listen here, or watch here. Open the post to learn more.
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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