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Jun  14

Fass-Sandin Best Article Prize (English) for 2017 Awarded!

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Brian Rouleau who has been awarded the 2017 Fass-Sandin Best Article Prize (English) for his article: ” ‘In Praise of Trash’: Series Fiction Fan Mail and the Challenges of Children’s Devotion.” Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth 9 (Fall 2016): 403-423.

The prize committee was unanimous in their selection of Dr. Rouleau’s article and their citation reads:
“Brian Rouleau’s article ” ‘In Praise of Trash’: Series Fiction Fan Mail and the Challenges of Children’s Devotion” is the winner of SHCY’s 2016 Fass-Sandin Prize for Best Article in English. Rouleau’s deeply researched article draws on neglected archival materials to explore children’s responses to the series literature generated by Edward Stratemeyer’s literary syndicate. By analyzing young readers’ letters to the authors of these series, Rouleau not only addresses the reception of children’s genre literature by the intended audience but also demonstrates that the children sometimes had an effect on future story elements and plots. Children sometimes appreciated but also sometimes resisted the gender norms and imperialist tropes embedded in the various series. By recovering their voices, Rouleau presents a model for how scholars can interrogate the interaction between writers and even young readers. This lively, well-written article thus contributes to the scholarship of reader reception as well as the history of children’s literature during the early twentieth century.”

Apr  04

2017 Outreach Grant Winners

The Society for the History of Children and Youth is pleased to announce the selections for 2017 Outreach Grants:

  1. Dr. Silke Hackenesch (University of Kassel) for the international conference “Designing Modern Families: International Perspectives on ‘Intercountry’ and Transracial Adoptions” (Nov 1718, 2017).
  2. M.J. Maynes (University of Minnesota) for a visit by Dr. Samia Khatun (McKenzie Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne, Australia) to the University of Minnesota to present a workshop and a public lecture on her current research project, a 400-year history of girls and young women (mostly between the ages of 13 and 21) engaged in textile work in what is now Bangladesh (late October, 2017).
  3. Graduate student grant: Victoria Holec, for a full-day interdisciplinary symposium at the Institute for Child & Youth Studies (I-CYS), University of Lethbridge, At the Intersections of Childhood Symposium, on the intersections of digital, Indigenous, and youth issues (April 1, 2017).

Many thanks to the Outreach Committee Members for 2017:

Stephanie Olsen, Chair

Nell Musgrove

Pablo Toro Blanco

Apr  04

Call for Nominations: 2017 Fass-Sandin Prize for Best Article in French or Spanish (Translated Calls included below)

The Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY) is pleased to call for nominations for the best article in French or Spanish on the history of children, childhood, or youth (broadly construed) published in a 2014, 2015, or 2016 issue of a print or online journal. The SHCY will grant one award. The prize consists of a plaque and a check for $250. The winner will be announced in early September 2017 on the website of the SHCY and will be informed of the award prior to the announcement. Nominations are invited from publishers, editors, scholars, and authors. Eligibility for the awards is based solely on the language in which the article is published, not on the residence or nationality of the author.

Current members of the SHCY award committee are ineligible. Please note that current officers of the Society, including Executive Committee, ARE ELIGIBLE for nominations.

The deadline for nominations is May 1, 2017.

Please send a PDF (or photocopy) of the article to the Chair of the prize committee, Dr. Valeria Manzano:  amanzano@umail.iu.edu

Committee Members:
Dr. Valeria Manzano (Chair)
amanzano@umail.iu.edu
Departamento de Historia
Instituto de Altos Estudios Sociales/UNSAM
Avda. Presidente Roque Sáenz Peña 832, Piso 7
C1035AAQ
Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Argentina

Dr. Célia Keren
celia.keren@sciencespo-toulouse.fr
History
Sciences Po Toulouse – LaSSP (ea 4175)
2 ter, rue des Puits Creusés
CS 88526
31 685 Toulouse Cedex 6., France

Dr. Amélie Nuq
amelie.nuq@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr
History
LARHRA – Institut des Sciences de l’Homme
UFR Sciences humaines
Building ARSH, office B28,
1281 Avenue Centrale, 38400 Gières, France

La Sociedad para la Historia de la Infancia y la Juventud (Society for the History of Childhood and Youth, SHCY) se complace en anunciar la convocatoria para nominar y elegir al mejor artículo, escrito en francés o castellano, sobre la historia de los/as niños/as, la infancia y la juventud (ampliamente entendidos) publicado en 2014, 2015 o 2016, en revistas impresas o digitales. La SHCY otorgará un solo premio. El premio consiste en una placa y un cheque por U$ 250. El o la ganador/a será anunciado a comienzos de septiembre de 2017 en el sitio web de la SHCY y será informado individualmente con anterioridad a la publicación del resultado. Invitamos nominaciones de editores, académicos y autores. El criterio de elegibilidad se basa solamente en el idioma en que está escrito el artículo, y no en la residencia o nacionalidad del autor/a.

Los miembros actuales de los comités de premiación no son elegibles. Los miembros que tengan cargos ejecutivos en la SHCY, incluyendo aquellos que integran el Comité Ejecutivo, SON ELEGIBLES para esta nominación.

La fecha límite para la nominación es el 1 de mayo de 2017.

Por favor, envíen un PDF (o fotocopia) del artículo a la presidenta del Comité, Dra. Valeria Manzano: amanzano@umail.iu.edu

Los miembros del Comité son:

Dr. Valeria Manzano (Chair)
amanzano@umail.iu.edu
Departamento de Historia
Instituto de Altos Estudios Sociales/UNSAM
Avda. Presidente Roque Sáenz Peña 832, Piso 7
C1035AAQ
Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Argentina

Dr. Célia Keren
celia.keren@sciencespo-toulouse.fr
History
Sciences Po Toulouse – LaSSP (ea 4175)
2 ter, rue des Puits Creusés
CS 88526
31 685 Toulouse Cedex 6., France

Dr. Amélie Nuq
amelie.nuq@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr
History
LARHRA – Institut des Sciences de l’Homme
UFR Sciences humaines
Building ARSH, office B28,
1281 Avenue Centrale, 38400 Gières, France

La Société pour l’histoire de l’enfance et de la jeunesse (SHCY) a le plaisir de lancer un appel à soumissions pour le meilleur article en français ou en espagnol portant sur l’histoire des enfants, de l’enfance ou de la jeunesse (au sens large) et publié en 2014, 2015 ou 2016 dans une revue papier ou en ligne. La SHCY récompensera un seul article. Le prix consistera en une plaque et un chèque de 250 dollars. Le résultat sera publié au début du mois de septembre 2017 sur le site Internet de la SHCY et le ou la lauréat-e en sera informé-e par avance. Les propositions d’article peuvent être adressées par des maisons d’édition, des directeurs de numéro, des chercheurs et les auteurs des articles. Le seul critère d’éligibilité est la langue de publication de l’article, en dehors de tout critère de nationalité ou de résidence de l’auteur.

Les membres du jury sont inéligibles. En revanche, les membres de la SHCY, y compris de son comité exécutif, SONT ÉLIGIBLES à ce prix.

La date-limite de soumission est fixée au 1er mai 2017.

Veuillez envoyer un document pdf (ou une photocopie) de l’article à la présidente du jury, Valeria Manzano : amanzano@umail.iu.edu

Membres du jury:

Valeria Manzano (présidente)
Maîtresse de conférences en histoire contemporaine
amanzano@umail.iu.edu
Universidad Nacional de San Martín
UNSAM Campus Miguelete
Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Célia Keren
Maîtresse de conférences en histoire contemporaine
celia.keren@sciencespo-toulouse.fr
Laboratoire des Sciences Sociales du Politique (LaSSP)
Sciences Po Toulouse – LaSSP (EA 4175)
2 ter, rue des Puits Creusés
CS 88526
31 685 Toulouse Cedex 6, France

Amélie Nuq
Maîtresse de conférences en histoire contemporaine
amelie.nuq@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr
LARHRA – Institut des Sciences de l’Homme
UFR Sciences humaines
Bâtiment ARSH, bureau B28,
1281, avenue centrale
38400 Gières, France

 

Mar  27

Call for Nominations: Grace Abbott Book Prize for Best Book, 2016

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 2016.

Nominations are invited from publishers, editors, scholars, and authors. Nominations must be postmarked by April 25, 2017.

The award of a plaque and a check for $500 will be made no later than August 15, 2017.

Send a copy of the book, physical or electronic (PDF only), for consideration to each of the book award committee members at the following addresses:

Dr. Anna Mae Duane (Chair)
45 Harkness Drive
Milford, CT 06460
USA
anna.duane(at)uconn.edu

Dr. Sabine Frühstück
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-7075
USA
ruhstuck(at)eastasian.ucsb.edu

Dr. Helle Strandgaard Jensen
Department of History and Classical Studies
Aarhus University
Jens Chr. Skovs vej 7
8000 Aarhus
Denmark
hs.jensen(at)cas.au.dk

 

 

Mar  27

Call for Nominations: SHCY Fass-Sandin Prize for Best Article (English) for 2016

The Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY) is pleased to call for nominations for the best article in English on the history of children, childhood, or youth (broadly construed) published in 2016 in a print or online journal. The prize consists of a plaque and a check for $250. The winner will be announced no later than mid-August, 2017.
Nominations are invited from publishers, editors, scholars, and authors.  Current officers of the Society, including those on the Executive Committee, are eligible for nominations.

 

Please send a PDF of the article to Committee Chair, Melissa R. Klapper at klapper@rowan.edu.

 

Please use the following format for the subject line of your email: ‘Fass-Sandin Prize Surname First Name 2016’ (eg. Fass-Sandin Prize Aries Philippe 2016). The deadline for nominations is April 21, 2017.

 

The committee is comprised of:

Melissa R. Klapper (Chair), Rowan University

Jonas Qvarsebo, Malmö University

Jane Nicholas, University of Waterloo

Feb  03

SHCY Endorses AHA Statement on Executive Order

Society for History of Children and Youth statement:

Our organization seeks and depends upon a vibrant and open exchange of ideas from scholars from around the world. This commitment has encouraged the SHCY Executive Committee, on behalf of the SHCY membership, to endorse the American Historical Association’s recent denouncement of the Executive Order restricting entry to the United States. The AHA statement, endorsed by the SHCY, states in part that “(t)he AHA represents teachers and researchers who study and teach history throughout the world. Essential to that endeavor are interactions with foreign colleagues and access to archives and conferences overseas. The executive order threatens global scholarly networks our members have built up over decades. It establishes a religious test for scholars, favoring Christians over Muslims from the affected countries; and it jeopardizes both travel and the exchange of ideas upon which all scholarship ultimately depends.” You can read the complete statement on the part of the AHA here:

Feb  03

JHCY Seeking Editor

The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth (JHCY) is seeking a new editor! This is an exciting opportunity to be involved with the most important journal in our field.

The JHCY is published by Johns Hopkins Press and is the official journal of the SHCY. From the website: The JHCY “explores the development of childhood and youth cultures and the experiences of young people across diverse times and places. JHCY embraces a wide range of historical methodologies as well as scholarship in other disciplines that share a historical focus. The Journal publishes original articles based on empirical research and essays that place contemporary issues of childhood and youth in a historical context. Each issue also includes an ‘object lesson’ on the material culture of childhood, contemporary policy pieces, and relevant book reviews.”

The duties of the editor include:

  • recruiting articles and object lessons
  • managing the peer review process through the online ScholarOne system
  • copyediting all articles and object lessons, and proofreading book reviews
  • ensuring that authors submit illustrations and permissions to publish text and      illustration
  • supervising copyeditor and proofreader
  • procuring cover illustrations
  • submitting annual reports to the JHCY Board and SHCY members (including a budget)
  • appointing the committee that awards the Best Article Prize for the JHCY
  • submitting JHCY nominations for Fass-Sandin Prize
  • maintaining communication with the President of the Society

 

The JHCY is published three times a year. Deadlines for submitting completed issues are March 1, July 1, and November 1. The editorship position has followed different successful models, from one person to a committee of three. Currently, the book review section is co-edited by Cori Field and Nick Syrett. For additional information concerning the position, please contact current editor Professor James Marten at james.marten@marquette.edu.

The Society recognizes this as considerable (unpaid) labour. This may be offset through course releases given by the editor’s (or editors’) institution(s).

Start date is negotiable but ideally the new editor(s) would be ready to take on full responsibility for the July 2018 issue.

Statement of interest and applications [including relevant experience] should be addressed to the JHCY editor search committee through Tamara Myers (tamaramyers@gmail.com); we aim to have the position filled by July 1, 2017.

Feb  03

Outreach Grant Competition Open

Our 2017 Outreach Grant competition is now open!

The SHCY will award two $500 grants for events that take place in 2017 to projects deemed worthy by the Outreach and Executive Committees of the SHCY.

The $500 grants will help defray expenses for speakers, workshops, and other scholarly events fully or partially devoted to the history of children and youth.

Possible uses:
•Keynote speakers or panelists
•Receptions
•Printed materials
•Publicity
•Support for students attending the event

Application deadline for both grants: February 28, 2017.

Terms of the grants:
•Applicants must be members of SHCY. (See http://shcyhome.org/membership/ for membership information.)
•Recipients of 2015 and 2016 Outreach Grants cannot receive 2017 grants, and no one may apply for more than one 2017 grant.
•Funds will be distributed directly to host departments or institutions prior to the event.
•SHCY must be acknowledged as co-sponsor on all print and web-based materials and announcements, and, when appropriate, in speaker introductions. When possible, use the SHCY logo and link to the SHCY website.
•SHCY must be sent PDFs or links to announcements and promotional materials before the event.
•A report must be submitted to the chairs of the Outreach Committee no later than thirty days after the funded event. It should consist of the following:
—Blog post describing the event for use on the SHCY website
—Summary of the attendance (size, makeup)
—Copy of appropriate printed materials or screenshots of websites
—Description of the actual expenses covered by the grant

Note: If the event funded by the grant is part of a larger conference or other function, the funded portion of the conference must be identified as discrete portions of the program and labeled as co-sponsored by SHCY.

One-page applications should be submitted as PDF files via email to the Outreach Committee chair Stephanie Olsen (stephanie.olsen@mcgill.ca). They should include:
—Date, location, and primary sponsor of event
—Description of audience (size, makeup)
—Total cost of event and other confirmed or potential funding sources
—Description of event that articulates how it contributes to all or part of SHCY’s mission: promoting the history of children and youth by supporting research about childhood, youth cultures, and the experience of young people across diverse times and places; fostering study across disciplinary and methodological boundaries; providing venues for scholars to communicate with one another; and promoting excellence in scholarship.
–Note: The Committee may request additional information from applicants about their event and about the participants and intended audience.

The Outreach Committee will recommend awardees to the SHCY Executive Committee, which will make final decisions. Recipients of grants will be announced by March 13, 2017.

Questions about the Outreach Grant competition can be directed to the Chair, Stephanie Olsen, at stephanie.olsen@mcgill.ca

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