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Misson Statement

The SHCY was founded in 2001 to promote the history of children and youth. The organization:

  1. supports research about childhood, youth cultures, and the experience of young people across diverse times and places;
  2. fosters study across disciplinary and methodological boundaries;
  3. provides venues for scholars to communicate with one another; and
  4. promotes excellence in scholarship.

Membership is open to all individuals as well as to cultural and educational institutions.