2013 Conference Schedule: Thursday 6/27

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Tuesday, 6/25
Wednesday, 6/26

8:30-10:00am

Session 39: Victorian and Edwardian Childhood Spaces. Location: Portland E127

Chair and Discussant: Karen Sanchez-Eppler

Ruth Colton, “Shaping the ‘Natural’ Child in Literature and the Late-Victorian Public Park”

Mike Mantin, “‘He should be kept away from bad boys’: Home Lives, Leisure and Morality Outside the Cambrian Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, 1847-1914”

Claudia Soares, “‘A permanent environment of brightness, warmth and homeliness’: Domesticity, Sociability and Institutional Spaces in the Waifs and Strays Society, 1881-1914”

Mary Hatfield, “Playing with Gender: Popular Representations of Boyhood and Girlhood in Early Twentieth-Century Ireland”

Session 40: Contested Spaces: Parenthood, Custody and Childcare in England, 1860-1950. Location: Pope A1

Chair and Discussant: Daniel Grey

Gail Savage, “Neutral Spaces: Custodial Arrangements in Nineteenth-Century Divorce Cases”

Ginger Frost, “‘A Very Strong Claim to the Child’: Reclaiming Children from the London Foundling Hospital, 1860-1930”

Laura King, “‘Wait till your father gets home’? A Socio-Cultural History of the Father’s Role in Britain, c. 1914-1939”

Angela Davis, “Child Daycare Practice and Provision in Britain c. 1939-1950”

Session 41: Making Their Way: Children and the Spaces of Work. Location: Pope A17

Chair: Gary Cross

Maria Papathanassiou, “Play, Tramping, Work and Petty Crime: Uses of Public Space by Poor Children in Early Twentieth-Century Vienna”

Michael B. Kahan, “The Ethnic Economy and Moral Geography of Child Begging in Late‐Nineteenth‐Century Philadelphia”

Nicoleta Roman, “Poor Children and Work in Wallachia (1830–1860): Spaces, Networks and Options”

Dyan Colclough, “Backstage: A Morally Dangerous Space or a Safe Haven for Victorian Children?”

Session 42: Colonial Childhoods. Location: Portland E125

Chair and Discussant: Nicholas Syrett

Corrie Decker, “Building Consensus and Exclusion: The Government Indian Girls’ School in Colonial Mombasa, East Africa”

Jakob Zollmann, “Childhood in Southern Africa, 1880-1920s: Space and Education in Colonial Societies”

Iswar Parida, “School as a Colonial Space for Constructing Childhood in the British Odisha”

Session 43: Educational Spaces Outside the Classroom. Location: Portland E126

Chair and Discussant: Ning de Coninck-Smith

Lisa Rosén Rasmussen, “Constructing Landscapes of Learning While Demolishing Classroom Walls: Educational Spaces for the Danish Primary and Lower Secondary School in the Late Twentieth-Century”

Anna Larsson, “A Cultural History of the Swedish Schoolyard: The Outdoor Areas of The School as an Educational and Social Space. 1611-2011”

Björn Norlin, “The Birth of the School Playground: Policy Making, Recess Activities and Outdoor Educational Spaces in Pre-Modern Sweden”

10:00-10:30am: Coffee
Location: Pope A13/A14

10:30am-12:00pm

Session 44: Holiday Spaces for Children and the Transmission of Cultural Models: The Case of the “Colonie” in Italy. Location: Portland E127

Chair: Tiziana Pironi. Discussant: Elena Musiani

Roberta Mira, “Colonie for Children in Italy from the 19th Century to the End of the Second World War”

Simona Salustri, “Colonie and Fascism. A Model of Education”

Eloisa Betti, “Development of Colonie in Post-War Italy and the Role of the Union of Italian Women (UDI)”

Session 45: The Meanings of “Home”: Children Growing Up Outside the Family in Twentieth-Century Europe and the United States. Location: Pope A17

Chair and Discussant: Tamara Myers

Birgitte Soland, “What Makes a Home? Growing Up in American Orphanages, 1920-1995”

Michelle Mouton, “Searching for Helga: Lost Children and Disrupted Families in Germany 1945-1955”

Elisabeth Engberg, “The Indigenous Experience of Fostering in Northern Sweden”

Session 46: Explorations in Non-Modern Childhoods: Rethinking the Story of Modernity. Location: Pope A1

Chair and Discussant: Jonas Qvarsebo

Kristin Williams, “Children’s Literature Before Children’s Literature? Visualizing the Child in Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Japan”

Patrick J. Ryan, “The Terms of Master-Servant Childhood in Medieval England: A Study in Historical Ontology”

Session 47: Race, Empire, and Childhood. Location: Portland E125

Chair and Discussant: Corrie Decker

Karen Vallgårda, “Loving the Colonized Children: Danish Missionaries in Colonial South India”

Ellen Filor, “‘Our boarding schools teem with East and West India bastards of various shades of colour’: The Experiences of Mixed-Race Children in Provincial Scotland, 1760-1830”

David M. Pomfret, “‘No Day Without a Deed to Crown It’: Ministering Children in Colonial Asia”

Session 48: Educational Designs: Perspectives on the Education of Children and Adolescents in Families and Networks, 1680s-1960s. Location: Portland E126

Chair: Adriana Benzaquén

Adriana Benzaquén, “A Tale of Two Younger Sons: Education, Networks and Travel in the Early Eighteenth Century”

Ross W. Beales, “‘Ah wretched Harvard to which I had design’d him!’: The Education of a Minister’s Sons”

Annmarie Valdes, “Fashioning a Young Girl’s Education: Educational Networks and Emergent Educational Influence during the Early Republic”

Lisa M. Edwards, “Rome as a Physical and Spiritual Environment: The Experiences of Latin American Seminarians, 1858-1962”

Plenary Luncheon: 12:15-1:45pm

Location: Pope A13/A14

Plenary Session following in Pope C16
“Telling the quiet stories of educational design: the legacy of Mary Medd, 1907-2005”

Catherine Burke
Senior Lecturer in the History of Education at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
President-elect of the History of Education Society UK

2:00-3:30pm

Session 49: Girlhood Beyond the Doll Corner: Discursive, Performative, and Historical Spaces. Location: Pope A1

Chair and Discussant: Miriam Forman-Brunell

Vanessa Rutherford, “Technologies of Gender: Doll Discourses in Ireland, 1801-1909”

Alexandra Lloyd, “Dolls and Play: Material Culture and Memories of Girlhoods in Germany, 1933-45”

Jennifer Dawn Whitney, “Some Assembly Required: Black Barbie and the Fabrication of Nicki Minaj”

Session 50: From the School to the Streets: Children, Youth, and Religious Spaces. Location: Physics C04

Chair: Rebecca De Schweinitz. Discussant: John Pahl

Rachel Coleman, “‘What Johnny Should Read’: Evangelicals and the Rise of the Christian School Movement”

Natalie K. Rose, “‘A Little Diversion’: Church Dances and Mormon Adolescent Girls, 1890 to 1920”

Eve Carroll-Dwyer, “Constructing a Transnational Space: The Christian Endeavor Movement”

Session 51: Displacement, Delinquency, Disorder: Spaces of Exclusion and Places of Belonging in Russian/Soviet Childhood in the First Half of the Twentieth Century. Location: Physics C05

Chair: Maiken Umbach

Andy Byford, “Territories of Expertise: Juvenile Delinquency as Institutional/Epistemic Space in Late Imperial and Early Soviet Russia”

Nick Baron, “‘Flags on the Battlements’: Child Displacement and Re‐Placement in the USSR, 1920s and 1930s”

Rosaria Franco, “Child Protection, State Security and Social Space in the USSR, 1930s and 1940s”

Olga Kucherenko, “Juvenile Colonies as “Spaces of Childhood” during the Great Patriotic War, 1941‐1945”

Siobhan Peeling, “The Culture of the Yard: Soviet Children and Urban Space in the USSR, late 1940s”

Session 52: Anarchism, Texts and Children. Location: Physics C27

Chair and Discussant: Michael Fielding

Ian Grosvenor, Frank Simon, and Bruno Vanobbergen, “Spaces of Revolt: Children in Anarchistic Film: Jean Vigo’s ‘Zéro de Conduite’ (1933)”

Catherine Burke, “Fleeting Pockets of Anarchy: Colin Ward and the Exploding School”

Emily Charkin, “‘Building The Natural Society of the Future’: The Peckham Experiment (1943) as an Anarchist Account of Childhood and Education”

3:30-4:00am: Tea and Disperse
Location: Pope A13/A14

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