Reminder CFP: Childhood and Youth Network of the Social Science History Association – Deadline February 16

CFP: Childhood and Youth Network of the Social Science History Association
“Histories of Disadvantage: Meanings, Mechanisms, and Politics”
Phoenix, AZ; November 8-11, 2018
Submission Deadline: February 16, 2018

We invite you to participate in the annual meeting of the Social Science History Association by submitting a session proposal or paper to the Childhood and Youth Network of the SSHA. The conference will take place in Phoenix on November 8-11, 2018. For more information on the conference as well as the general call for proposals, see the SSHA website: The deadline for full panel or individual paper proposals is February 16, 2018.

The SSHA particularly emphasizes interdisciplinary and transnational research, and the annual meeting provides a very supportive environment in which to present new work. The theme of the 2018 conference is “Histories of Disadvantage: Meanings, Mechanisms, and Politics” though papers on any other aspects of the history of children and childhood are also certainly welcome. Some possible topics include (but are not limited to):

Children, Youth, and Political Movements
Youth Empowerment, Resistance, and Activism
Children and Conflict
Child Rights and Governance
Indigenous Childhoods and Children
Children and Globalization
Child Migrants and Refugees
Children and the Environment
Children and the Media
Turning Points in Childhood History
Youth and Commodification
Spaces of Childhood
Children and Familial Relationships
Child Labor
Institutions/Institutionalization of Childhood
Schooling and Education

We especially encourage complete panels, which should include at least 4 papers and presenters from more than one academic institution and discipline. Other formats, including roundtable discussions and book sessions, are also possible. Please do get in touch with the network chairs if you have an idea for a session and need help gathering presenters.

Proposals can be submitted by means of a web conference management system. If you haven’t used the system previously you will need to create an account, which is a very simple process. Graduate students presenting at the conference may apply for a travel grant from the SSHA.

If you need help making a submission or advice about a proposal or have any questions, please contact the Childhood and Youth network co-chairs:

Emily Bruce:

Elizabeth Dillenburg:

Mateusz Świetlicki: