Grace Abbott Book Prize 2016

The Society for the History of Children and Youth is pleased to announce that 2016 Grace Abbott Book Prize has been awarded to David Pomfret’s Youth and Empire: Trans-Colonial Childhoods in British and French Asia (Stanford UP).

The prize committee of Anna Mae Duane, Helle Strandgaard Jensen, and Sabine Fruhstuck wrote:

Youth and Empire is remarkable for its ambitious, innovative approach to youth and childhood. Its transnational scope and deft theorizing of how childhood functions (both symbolically and materially) in colonial enterprises offers rich food for thought for scholars working across the field. This study stepped into the role of what the Grace Abbott Prize winner should do: offer new and exciting directions for the field to pursue.”

Sincerely,

P. Ryan
SHCY President

JHCY Best Article Prize for 2016

From James Marten, JHCY, editor

The JHCY Best Article Prize selection committee (MJ Maynes, Rebecca Friedman, and Birgitte Soland) has selected the winner and one honorable mention for Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth Best Article Prize for 2016. The winner receives a certificate and $250.

Winner:
Sarah Walters: “’Child! Now You Are’: Identity Registration, Labor, and the Definition of Childhood in Colonial Tanganyika, 1910-1950”

Sarah Walters’ exceptionally well written article manages the trick of being both conceptually sophisticated and absolutely accessible to non-specialist audiences. Her article traces child labor in colonial Tanganyika over the first half of the 20th century and argues that the variations in and ambiguity of definitions of childhood had many repercussions, including the institutional inability to implement child labor legislation. At the same time, Walters explains, this lack of a singular definition of childhood meant that children could exert themselves and claim agency over their own economic futures by working and increasing their financial security. This complex view of colonial processes is one of the most impressive aspects of this multifaceted research piece. By using evidence from the archives including inspection reports, legislative debates, newspapers, and anthropological investigations, Walters aptly challenges the notion that western definitions of childhood were imposed on colonial subjects wholesale; rather what we find is the degree to which children and youth in colonial Tanganyika were able to act as somewhat autonomous agents, using western-oriented definitions and rules to their own advantage. In addition to its historical originality, this scholarship will be useful and stimulating to any reader intrigued with wider present-day discussions about empowerment, agency, and the politics of development and also about human rights – including children’s rights.

Honorable Mention:
Susan Miller: “Assent as Agency in the Early Years of the Children of the American Revolution”

This excellent article on children’s participation in the group Children of the American Revolution, which was affiliated with the Daughters of the American Revolution, does a marvelous job of offering complex and creative ways of approaching the question of agency in childhood studies. In particular, Miller complicates dichotomous understandings of agency by suggesting that there is a “continuum from opposition to assent” when it comes to children asserting themselves, rather that imagining agency as a simple matter of having it or not having it.

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.”

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

Miriam Turrini Wins Fass-Sandin Prize for Best Article in German or Italian!

It is with great pleasure that the committee for the Fass-Sandin Prize for the best article (German or Italian) on the History of Children and Youth for 2015 announces that the award goes to Miriam Turrini for her wonderful essay “Poco oltre la soglia: racconti autobiografici di aspiranti gesuiti a metà Seicento, Studi storici3/2014, July –Sept., pp. 585-614.  Congratulations Dr. Turrini!

The Prize Committee wrote:
Within a varied field, Turrini’s article stood out for the richness and productivity of the sources used, as well as for the methodological and conceptual issues that her work raises for the study of the history of childhood and youth in early modern Europe.The article is based on a meticulous archival research, whose main focus are the questionnaires compiled between 1636 and 1644 by young aspiring Jesuits admitted to noviciate of S.Andrea, in Rome. Out of the 180 questionnaires available, 82 include the novices’ narratives of their vocation. It is on the sources combining questionnaires and vocational stories that Turrini’s analysis is constructed.
The author presents us with an extraordinary source from a period in which the voices of young people remain elusive and difficult to find. These sources provide information on the background and life experiences of these young people, together with the narration of the discovery of their vocation and subsequent decision to enter the noviciate. Most of the aspiring Jesuits were between 14 and 18 years olds, they came from various Italian and European territories, and from various family backgrounds. Only a minority came from either very rich or very poor family, and many of them were orphans of one or both parents. Young adults rather than children, their testimonies provide precious glimpses into the complicated transition from childhood to adulthood, which in these cases coincided with the equally complicated passage from their “old” secular life to their new life as novices in the Compagnia di Gesù.

While the narratives studied by Turrini follow a recognisable scheme, the sources offer important insights into the individuality and subjectivity of young people engaged in a process of self-analysis and self-representation.

In order to successfully complete the probation period, the aspiring Jesuits had to answer questions relating to their past, and had to present a vision of their future, seen as a project of self-realisation that should coincide with the obtainment of Christian perfection.

Although inevitably informed by the need to satisfy the expectations of their examiners, the sources studied by Turrini show the complicated effort to narrate a radical life project: a project that required young people not only to resist worldly temptations but also to defy parental opposition. Only in a few cases, in fact, we find examples of solicited or even forced conversions, pursued as part of family strategies.

Turrini compare texts written by a majority of younger novices with the texts written by (fewer) older writers, thus highlighting both the specificity of younger people’s voices and experiences and the methodological and theoretical issues brought up by the sources.

The essay by Turrini represented an initial approach to this type of egodocuments, which have since been studied further. The article is bound to promote further historiographical reflections on the categories relevant to the history of youth in Europe.

Many thanks to the Prize Commitee: Patrizia Guarnieri (chair, University of Florence), Stefania Bernini (UNSW Australia), Patrizia Dogliani (University of Bologna), Dirk Schumann (chair, University of Göttingen)

Catherine Jones wins 2016 Grace Abbott Book Prize

The Society for the History of Children and Youth Grace Abbott Book Prize for the best book on the History of Children and Youth published in English in 2015

The 2016 Grace Abbott Book Prize committee has selected Catherine Jones’s Intimate Reconstructions: Children in Postemancipation Virginia (University of Virginia Press) as the best book on the history of children, childhood or youth published in English in 2015. In their citation, the Committee wrote:

“Jones’ study is an outstanding example of what happens when a researcher approaches a familiar historical narrative from a child-centered perspective. Based on meticulous, extensive and creative archival research, and successfully blending traditional social history with novel analytic categories, Intimate Reconstructions reveals not only how children in Virginia were affected by the process of Reconstruction, but also how Reconstruction itself was shaped by concerns and debates about the treatment, training, reformation and protection of children.

Jones convincingly claims that children, both as direct participants and as cultural symbols, were central to postemancipation struggles over the meaning of freedom, victory and defeat; kinship and citizenship, and the interplay of public and private life.

By attending to the diversity of children’s postwar experiences (in the households of formerly enslaved people and former slaveholders, as apprentices or institutionalized orphans, in the new public schools), to whatchildren had in common as a group (age) and what divided them (race, class, and gender), Jones offers a rich and subtle account ofthe social, political and emotional gains and costs of emancipation. Intimate Reconstructions is an original contribution to the histories of Reconstruction and children, but its detailed storytelling, compelling and clear arguments, and important lessons on the interdependence of private and public—of families and the political and economic contexts in which they are embedded—give it a much broader appeal as well.”

Thank you to the members of the Grace Abbott Prize Committee for their service, Adriana Benzaquén (chair, Mount St. Vincent University), Nara Milanich (Barnard College), and Hugh Morrison (University of Otago).

by Mona Gleason, President, Society for the History of Children and Youth

Lydia Murdoch wins Fass-Sandin Prize (English)

The Society for the History of Children and Youth Fass-Sandin Prize for the best article (in English) on the History of Children and Youth published in 2015

It is with great pleasure that the committee for the Fass-Sandin Prize for the best article (in English) on the History of Children and Youth published in 2015 announces that the award goes to Lydia Murdoch for her wonderful essay “Carrying the Pox: The Use of Children and Ideals of Childhood in Early British and Imperial Campaigns Against Smallpox,” Journal of Social History, vol. 48, no. 3 (Spring 2015), pp. 511-535. The Committee wrote:

“In a strong and varied field, Lydia Murdoch’s essay stood out for us not only because of the fascinating story she tells – of the use of children as carriers of smallpox vaccines around the globe in the early nineteenth century – but also as a result of her careful attentiveness to the multiple ways in which the category of childhood was made and remade in intersection with ideas relating to class, race, and gender. What she demonstrates is that shifting conceptualisations of childhood in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries facilitated both the increasing social acceptance, as well as the dissemination, of vaccination. New ideas about childhood innocence were, as Murdoch notes, ‘flexible’. The concept of the pure, innocent child was crucial to popularising and legitimating vaccination particularly among middle- and upper-class parents: vaccination was a sign of their love and care for their children. But, equally, in their innocence, children’s bodies were believed to offer doctors and scientists a tabula rasa on which to test anti-smallpox treatments. Perhaps unsurprisingly, children who were poor, black, and without the protection of their parents were particularly useful for officials and doctors working to make the smallpox vaccine widely available. Murdoch charts the journeys by land and sea of a group of child vectors of the vaccine, whose bodies and work allowed imperial authorities to paint the British Empire as a benevolent parent of people around the globe, but whose treatment and living conditions were certainly well below those afforded to white, middle-class children.

By dint of their innocence – and vulnerability – children were, then, significant to the extension of scientific and medical knowledge, and also to the making and entrenchment of imperial rule. This is an article that asks us to think carefully about how unstable age categories are crucial to the workings of power.”

Thank you to the prize committee Sarah Duff, University of Witwaterand; Daniel Grey, Plymouth University; and Leroy Rowe, University of Southern Maine for their service.

by Mona Gleason (President, Society for the History of Children and Youth)

JHCY Best Article Prize Winner Announced

The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth is happy to announce the winner of the JHCY Best Article Prize for 2015: Magda Fahrni’s “Glimpsing Working-Class Childhood through the Laurier Palace Fire of 1927: The Ordinary, the Tragic, and the Historian’s Gaze.” The article appeared in the special issue on children and spaces of death, Volume 3 (Fall 2015). Pamela Riney-Kehrberg (Iowa State University) chaired the selection committee, which also included Luke Springman (Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania) and Bianco Premo (Florida International University).

This article has also been honored by the Canadian Committee on Labour History and the History of Children and Youth Group of the Canadian Historical Association.

Magda Fahrni is Associate Professor in the Department of History at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She is the author of Household Politics: Montreal Families and Postwar Reconstruction (University of Toronto Press, 2005); the co-author of the 3rd edition of Canadian Women: A History (Nelson, 2011); and the co-editor of Epidemic Encounters: Influenza, Society, and Culture in Canada, 1918-20 (University of British Columbia Press, 2012) and of Creating Postwar Canada: Community, Diversity, and Dissent, 1945-75 (University of British Columbia Press, 2008). She is currently working on a monograph on risk and accidents in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Quebec and on a short history of families in Canada.

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

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 2015 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.
Nominations are invited from publishers, editors, scholars, and authors. Current members of the SHCY award committee are ineligible.

CORRECTION (2/8/16): Please note that current officers of the Society, including Executive Committee, ARE ELIGIBLE for nominations.

Send a PDF or photocopy of the article to Sarah Emily Duff at sarah.duff@wits.ac.za. Please use the following format for the subject line of your email: ‘Fass-Sandin Prize Surname First Name’ (eg. Fass-Sandin Prize Aries Philippe). The deadline for nominations is April 17, 2016.

The committee is comprised of:

Sarah Emily Duff (chair), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Daniel Grey, Plymouth University

Leroy Rowe, University of Southern Maine

Call for Nominations: 2016 Fass-Sandin Prize for Best Article in German or Italian

The Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY) is pleased to call for nominations for the best article in German or Italian on the history of children, childhood, or youth (broadly construed) published in a 2013, 2014, or 2015 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 2016 on the website of the SHCY. She/he 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.

CORRECTION (2/8/16): Please note that current officers of the Society, including Executive Committee, ARE ELIGIBLE for nominations.

The deadline for nominations is April 15, 2016.

Please send a PDF or photocopy of the article to both chairs of the prize committee, Patrizia Guarnieri at patrizia.guarnieri@unifi.it and Dirk Schumann at dschuma@uni-goettingen.de. The third member of the committee is Patrizia Dogliani (Bologna).

Committee Members:

Patrizia Guarnieri (chair)
Department Sagas, of History, Archeology, Geography and Fine Arts
University of Florence -Italy

Dirk Schumann (chair)
Seminar für Mittlere und Neuere Geschichte
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Kulturwissenschaftliches Zentrum
Georg-August-Universität Göttingen- Germany

Patrizia Dogliani (member)
Department of History, Culture and Civilization
University of Bologna-Italy

Call for Nominations: 2016 Grace Abbott Book Prize

The Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY) is pleased to call for nominations for the best book published in English on the history of children, childhood, or youth (broadly construed) published in 2015.

The award of a plaque and a check for $500 will be made by mid-summer 2016.

Nominations are invited from publishers, editors, scholars, and authors. Current members of the SHCY award committee are ineligible. Nominations must be postmarked by April 15, 2016.

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:

CORRECTION (2/8/16): Please note that current officers of the Society, including Executive Committee, ARE ELIGIBLE for nominations.

Adriana Benzaquén (Chair)
Department of History
Mount Saint Vincent University
166 Bedford Highway
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3M 2J6
Canada
adriana.benzaquen@msvu.ca

Nara Milanich
Department of History
Barnard College/Columbia University
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
USA
nmilanic@barnard.edu

Hugh Morrison
College of Education
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand
hugh.morrison@otago.ac.nz

2016 SHCY Outreach Grant Competition

The SHCY will award two $500 grants and one $1500 grant for events that take place in 2016 to projects deemed worthy by the Outreach and Executive Committees of the SHCY.

1. 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

2. The $1500 grant will help offset the costs of a regional conference dedicated to the history of children and youth and held in 2016. The Society is particularly interested in supporting programs that address the the histories of children and youth in interdisciplinary and transnational ways.

Application deadline for both grants: January 15, 2016.

Terms of the grants:
•Applicants must be members of SHCY. (See http://shcyhome.org/membership/ for membership information.)
•Recipients of 2014 and 2015 Outreach Grants cannot receive 2016 grants, and no one may apply for more than one 2016 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 PDF’s 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 Luke Springman (lspringm@bloomu.edu). 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 February 15, 2016.

2015 Fass-Sandin Award Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the following winners for articles published in Scandinavian languages:

Karin Zetterqvist Nelson, “From children of the Nation to individuals in their own right,” Scandia (2012: 2). Scandia is a peer-reviewed journal for historical research that was founded in 1928 in Lund and publishes Swedish and Nordic research (sometimes also in English). It was founded to promote historical analyses in the Annales School tradition based on critical analyses of primary sources.

Olle Widhe, “’The Battle Is Ours!’ A Study of Olof Fryxell’s Snow Castle: a Tale for Countryside Boys and the Revival of Gothicism in 19th Century Swedish Children’s Literature” (Samlaren 2013). Samlaren is the oldest peer-reviewed, literary journal in Sweden. Published by the Swedish Society for Literature in Uppsala ince 1880, it publishes studies on Swedish and Nordic literature.

Each author will receive a plaque and $250. The selection committee was comprised of Bengt Sandin, Ning de Coninck-Smith, Eva Österberg, and Niels Finn Christiansen.

Call for Nominations: 2015 Grace Abbott Book Prize

The Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY) is pleased to call for nominations for the best book published in English on the history of children, childhood, or youth (broadly construed) published in 2014.

The award of a plaque and a check for $500 will be made by mid-summer 2015.

Nominations are invited from publishers, editors, scholars, and authors. Current members of the SHCY award committee, the executive committee, and officers of the society are ineligible. Nominations must be postmarked by April 15, 2015.

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:

Ben Keppel (Chair)
Department of History
University of Oklahoma
455 West Lindsey Street, Suite 403A
Norman OK 73019
bkeppel@ou.edu

Kristine Alexander
Department of History
The University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4
Canada
kristine.alexander@gmail.com

Luke Springman
Office of Global Education
Room 234, Student Services Center
Bloomsburg University
400 East Second Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815-1301
lspringm@bloomu.edu

2014 Grace Abbott Prize Winner Announced!

The committee charged with selecting the 2014 Grace Abbott Prize for Best Book published in 2013—E. Wayne Carp (chair), Steve Mintz, and Ishita Pande—have selected the following book:

Daniel Rivers, Radical Relations: Lesbian Mothers, Gay Fathers, and Their Children in the United States since World War II.

The committee says this about the book: Daniel Winunwe Rivers’s Radical Relations demonstrates that scholarly rigor, an exhaustive research agenda, and deep historiographical engagement can be transformed into a powerful social history compelling for broad audiences. Rivers masterfully reveals the historical context for the current spotlight on the modern struggle for family and domestic rights by GLBT people. Moreover, by putting the parent-child relationship at the center of this book, Rivers tells a history, both disturbing and hopeful, that successfully challenges a long-standing assumption that same-sex orientation excludes an investment in parenting. Living under the constant threat of losing custody of their children if their own true sexuality was discovered, GLBT parents fought for parental rights through the legal system, the creation in the 1970s of a nationwide grassroots network of lesbian mothers, and the subsequent national organizations of gay fathers. In the end, Radical Relations is a model for a growing dialogue between the history of childhood, family history, the history of gender and sexuality, and GLBT history.

Rivers is an assistant professor of history at The Ohio State University. He will receive a plaque and $500.​

SHCY 2014 Outreach Grants

SHCY is pleased to announce that the following Outreach Grants have been awarded for 2014:

$500 Grants
Catherine Jones (University of California, Santa Cruz)
“The Slave Girl in the Archive: A Tale on Paper and Glass,” workshop and talk by Mary Niall Mitchell (University of New Orleans), June 4, 2014, UC Santa Cruz.

Mary Hatfield (Trinity College, Dublin) and Riona Nic Congail (St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra)
“Twenty Years A-Growing: An International Conference on the History of Irish Childhood from the Medieval to the Modern Age,” June 9-10, 2014, Dublin City University.
Conference Website: http://irishchildhood.wordpress.com

$1500 Grant
Michael Grossberg (Indiana University) and Barbara Young Welke (University of Minnesota)
“The Law and the Child in Historical Perspective,” June 1-2, University of Minnesota.
Conference Website: http://gooch010.wix.com/law-child-conference

Call for Nominations: Fass-Sandin Prize for Best Article

Call for Nominations: Fass-Sandin Prize for the best article (in English) on the History of Children and Youth published in 2013.

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 2013 in a print or online journal. The prize consists of a plaque and a check for $250. The winner will be announced in mid-summer. The Fass-Sandin awards for articles published in Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish will be announced separately.

Nominations are invited from publishers, editors, scholars, and authors. Current members of the SHCY award committee, the executive committee, and officers of the society are ineligible.

Send a PDF or photocopy of the article to the chair of the prize committee, Robin Bernstein, at rbernst@fas.harvard.edu. The deadline for nominations is April 15, 2014. The other members of the committee are Melissa Klapper and Pamela Riney-Kehberg.

Neil Sutherland Prize for the Best Scholarly Article

Call for Submissions: Neil Sutherland Prize for the Best Scholarly Article published on the History of Children and Youth

Purpose: This award honours the pioneering work of Neil Sutherland in the history of children and youth by recognizing outstanding and innovative contributions to the field. The prize will be awarded by the History of Children and Youth Group (http://www.hcyg.ca/) in conjunction with the 2014 meeting of the Canadian Historical Association.

Eligibility: Articles published in English or French in scholarly journals and books between January 2012 and December 2013 will be eligible for consideration. There are no restrictions on time periods or national/international context. Award winners will demonstrate originality of scholarship and clear contribution to the study of the history of young people.

Submission of articles: Please submit a PDF copy of the published article by January 15, 2014 to Jason Ellis, Co-Chair, History of Children and Youth Group (j.ellis@ubc.ca). Please write “Sutherland Prize” in the subject line of your email. Self-nominations welcome.

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Appel à candidatures pour le Prix Neil Sutherland pour le meilleur article publié dans le domaine de l’histoire de l’enfance et de la jeunesse.

Objectif: Le prix Neil-Sutherland en histoire de l’enfance et de la jeunesse, commémorant l’œuvre du professeur Neil Sutherland, vise à récompenser le meilleur article paru dans ce domaine. Le prix sera décerné par Le Groupe d’histoire de l’enfance et de la jeunesse (http://www.hcyg.ca/) dans le cadre de la Réunion Annuelle 2014 de la Société Historique du Canada.

Conditions d’admissibilité: Des articles publiés en anglais ou en français dans des revues et des ouvrages scientifiques entre Janvier 2012 et Décembre 2013 seront admissibles aux fins d’examen. Il n’y a pas de restrictions quant aux périodes de temps ou quant au contexte (national / international). Les lauréats seront récompensés pour le caractère innovant de leur recherche et pour leur contribution significative à l’étude de l’histoire des jeunes.

Consignes de la mise en candidature: soumettre une copie PDF de l’article publié au plus tard le 15 janvier 2014 à Jason Ellis, Co-président, Groupe d’histoire de l’enfance et de la jeunesse (j.ellis@ubc.ca). Veuillez s.-v.-p. inscrire « Prix Sutherland » dans le titre de votre courriel. Possibilité de présenter sa propre candidature.

SHCY Biennial Article Award

Call for Nominations: Best Journal Article on the History of Children and Youth

Nominations are accepted from journals, editors, and self-nominations by authors. All are eligible for the award, except for current members of the prizes award committees and current members of the SHCY executive committee and officers.
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Grace Abbott Best Book Award

Call for Nominations: Best Book on the History of Children and Youth
Grace Abbott Best Book Award Published in Calendar Years 2011 or 2012

The Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY) is pleased to call for nominations for the best book published in English on the history of children, childhood, or youth (broadly construed) published in calendar years 2011 or 2012.
The award of a plaque and a check for $500 US will be presented at the 2013 SHCY Biennial Conference (June 25-27) at Nottingham University, United Kingdom.

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SHCY Outreach Grant Recipients

The Outreach Committee and Executive Committee announce the first set of $500 Outreach Grants. They go to:

The Childhood and Youth Studies Collaborative at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS), University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, to support faculty and students from other colleges and universities in the Upper Midwest to travel to Minneapolis and participate in a series of workshops and presentations throughout the spring semester 2013.
Applicants: Mary Jo Maynes, Kysa Hubbard, and Emily Bruce.

The University of North Texas Digital Scholarship Co-Operative to support “They leave me and I love them more”: A Symposium on the Legacies of Maurice Sendak” on April 26, 2013. The audience includes UNT faculty, students, and staff, and members of the community.
Applicant: Spencer D. C. Keralis.

Carolina Seminar, UNC-Chapel Hill, to support lecture by Margaret Peacock on Cold War Kids: Images of Soviet-American Childhood and the Collapse of Consensus, 1945-1968 (tentatively scheduled for late November 2012). The seminar theme is “Russia and Its Neighbors, East and West.” The audience is UNC-Chapel faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, and the community.
Applicant: Jacqueline M. Olich.

Schiller Prize for Bibliographical Work on Pre-20th-Century Children’s Books

Schiller Prize for Bibliographical Work on Pre-20th-Century Children’s Books
Nomination Deadline: October 15, 2012
For more details visit the Bibliographic Society of America’s website.

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SHCY Outreach Grants

SHCY will distribute up to three $500 grants in any given academic year to help defray expenses for speakers, symposia, and conferences fully or partially devoted to the history of children and youth.

Possible uses:
—keynote speakers
—receptions
—printed materials
—publicity
—support for students attending the conference/event

Deadline: October 1, 2012, for events taking place between January 1 and December 31, 2013.

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