2013 Conference Schedule: Wednesday 6/26

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Tuesday, 6/25
Thursday, 6/27

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Session 15: Space and Security in the History of Childhood and Youth. Location: Physics C27

Chair and Discussant: Karen Vallgårda

Heini Hakosalo, “Germ-Free Spaces for Tuberculosis-Threatened Infants: Finnish Christmas Seal Homes, 1936–73”

Seija Jalagin, “To Save and to Safeguard: Finnish Mission School for Jewish Children in Jerusalem, 1945–1968”

Marianne Junila, “Unprotected? Upper Class Girls’ Experiences of Physical And Social Security in Civil War”

Kaisa Vehkalahti, “Negotiating Danger and Safety: Teen-Age Girls and Urban Space in Finland, 1945–1965”

Session 16: Where Are the Memories? The Role of Place in Reconstructing Memories of Childhoods in Orphanages and Foster Care. Location: Pope A1

Chair and Discussant: Shurlee Swain

Nell Musgrove, “The Spectre of the Orphanage: A Mixed Blessing?”

Lieselot De Wilde, “Remembering the Ghent Orphan Houses (1945-1984): Keeping the Memory Alive”

Johanna Sköld, “After Care: The Control of and Help to Care Leavers in a Community of Foster Care”

Session 17: Spaces of Violence and Death I: Children, Home, and Families. Location: Pope A17

Chair: Dirk Schumann

Lydia Murdoch, “Corpses Among the Living: Embattled Domestic Spaces and Children’s Responses to Death in Nineteenth-Century England”

Kathryn Bridge, “‘He was not expected to live through the night…’: Contagious Diseases and Death Shape Children’s Lives and the Spaces of Historical Childhood in Western Canadian Pioneer Society”

Heidi Morrison, “When the Home Ceases to be a Place of Refuge: War-torn Living Rooms, Unsafe Childhoods, and Memory”

Shauna Vey, “‘Obeying My Father’: Child Actors Prioritizing Danger and Obligation on Stage and Silent Screen Sets”

Session 18: Youth and Transnational Utopian Spaces in the early Twentieth Century. Location: Physics C05

Chair and Discussant: Susan Miller

Matthew James Peaple, “Imagining Europe in the German Youth Movement, 1900–1933”

James Trepanier, “‘We’re here because this is our future’: The Canadian Boy Scouts’ Arctic Jamborees”

Björn Lundberg, “The Natural Space: Place-Making and Nature Experience in the Swedish Scout Movement, 1910-1930”

Session 19: Embodied Spaces and Places: Children On and Away from the Frontlines, 1939-1970. Location: Portland E126

Chair: Kristine Alexander

John Welshman, “Departure, Arrival, and Return: Evacuation and Place in Wartime Britain”

Barbara Lorenzkowski, “Sensing War: Children’s Memories of the Wartime Atlantic, 1939-1945”

Tarah Brookfield, “A Refuge from the Blitz and the Nukes: British & Canadian youth on Grindstone Isle”

Claire L. Halstead, “‘I hope there are not too many air raids in Bristol’: Constructions of Space in the Evacuation of British Children to Canada during the Second World War”

Session 20: Transforming Childhood and Youth: Interior and Exterior Spaces for Play and Recreation, 1600-1970. Location: Physics C04

Chair and Discussant: Simon Sleight

Suzanne Conway, “Transforming the Image: Play and Toys in Domestic Interiors and Outdoor Spaces in Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Art in the Netherlands, France and Britain”

Mary-Clare Martin, “Evangelization or Acculturation? Play, Missionary Families, and Children’s Spatial Interactions in New Zealand, Africa, India, and China, 1780-1880”

Tamar Zinguer, “The History of the Sandbox”


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Location: Pope A13/A14


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Roundtable: Critical Perspectives on Liberal Child Socialization in the United States. Location: Physics C27

A panel discussion about the historical creation of citizen consent and the role of youth; the focus is James Block’s The Crucible of Consent: American Child Rearing and the Forging of a Liberal Society (Harvard University Press, 2012).

Moderator: Jonas Qvarsebo
Rebecca de Schweinitz
Lars Trägardh
Barry Percy-Smith
James E. Block

Session 22: Form and Function: The Spaces of Institutional Childhood. Location: Pope A1

Chair and Discussant: Johanna Sköld

Shurlee Swain, “Institutionalized Childhood: The Orphanage Remembered”

Gerald Cradock, “‘Friendless and Helpless’: Orphaned Immigrants in Late Nineteenth-Century North America”

Kjersti Ericsson, “Islands in the Shadow: Institutions for Boys”

Session 23: Spaces of Violence and Death II: Children Outside the Home. Location: Pope A17

Chair: Leslie Paris

Pablo Toro Blanco, “Places of Pain and Excesses: The Scenes of Punishment and Violence in Chilean Secondary Education, 1830-1900”

Kathleen Jones, “Deaths in State Reform Schools: How Race and Space Shape the Meanings of Youth Suicide”

Tamara Myers, “‘Educational Gore’: Children, Death, and Urban Policing in Mid-Twentieth-Century North America”

Session 24: Educating the Minds of Children: British Efforts and Indigenous Responses in South Asia. Location: Physics C05

Chair: Stephanie Olsen

Heather Ellis, “The BAAS, Science Education, and Training in Manliness, 1870-1914”

Stephanie Olsen, “An Ideal Boy: Late Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Models of British and Indian Manly Character”

Swapna Banerjee, “Subalternity and Fatherhood: Father-Child Experience at the Crossroads of the Empire, Nineteenth and Early-Twentieth-Century India”

Emma Alexander, “The Rather Unsuitable Boy: The Colonial State and Land-owning Families in Late Nineteenth-Century Western India”

Session 25: Making Sense of Urban Space. Location: Portland E126

Chair: Michael B. Kahan

Deniz Arzuk, “Split Cities, Split Childhoods: Spaces of New Urban Childhood”

Patricia Wijntuin, “‘I like my neighbourhood’: The Place Attachment of Moroccan Youth in Utrecht, The Netherlands”

Stephanie Sutton, “The Child in the City: The Material Culture of Childhood in the Urban Landscape”

Session 26: Architecture, Space, and Institutions. Location: Physics C04

Chair: Larry Prochner

Diana Ramirez-Jasso, “A Room that Teaches How to Think: Childhood, Space, and Cognition in C. H. Wolke’s Denklehrzimmer”

Larry Prochner, “Managing Space and Relationships in Nineteenth-Century Infant School Galleries”

Codruta Alina Pohrib, “Communist Chronotopes: Romanian Pioneer Palaces as Regulatory Spaces for Children”

Roy Kozlovsky, “Children in Hospital: Deprivation, Separation, and the Postwar Environments of Cure”


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Location: Pope A13/A14


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The Past, Present, and Future of the Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth: Discussion and Member Feedback, Location: Pope C16

In summer 2013 the founding editors of JHCY will step aside and Jim Marten will take over. Please join us as we assess the first six years of the JHCY and discuss possibilities for its future.

James Marten’s recent podcast on the journal is available here.

Michael Grossberg, Moderator
Karen Sanchez-Eppler
Susan Miller
Alice Hearst
James Marten


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Session 28: Inside and Out: Physical and Embodied Spaces in Twenty and Twenty-first-century Anglo-American Children’s Literature and Media. Location: Physics C27

Chair: Lynn Vallone

Franziska Kohlt, “Dreaming Wonderland: The Construction of Imaginary Space in Victorian Children’s Literature”

Jane Suzanne Carroll, “The Lion, the Witch and the Set-Piece: How Geographical Theories Unlock the Strange-Familiar Worlds of Domestic Fantasy”

Kimberley Reynolds, “Ideal Homes for Modern Children: The Battle Between Tradition And Modernity in the Depiction of Homes and Houses in Early Twentieth-Century British Children’s Literature”

Lynne Vallone, “Taking up Space: Race, Class and the Obese Girl in Literature and in Life”

Session 29: Spaces of Separation, Sites of Seclusion: Children, Families and Temporary Displacement in the Twentieth Century. Location: Pope A1

Chair: Dora Vargha

Friederike Kind-Kovacs, “Child Transports Across the Austro-Hungarian Empire”

Jennifer Rasell, “In the Pawn House: In Between Parents and the Children’s Home”

Dora Vargha, “Hospital-Mothers and Children Reborn: Polio Patient Care in Communist Hungary 1956-1963”

Kathleen Vonsgathorn, “‘A Real Home’: Separation, Negotiation, and Family at the Kumi Children’s Leper Home, Uganda, 1930-1950”

Session 30: Spaces of Violence and Death III: Roundtable and audience discussion. Location: Pope A17

Moderator: David Pomfret
Leslie Paris
Dirk Schumann

Session 31: Roundtable: Colonies in Africa or Eastern Europe? Imagining Utopian Spaces in the German Youth Movement from Imperial to Nazi Germany. Location: Physics C05

Moderator: Jeff Bowersox

Jeff Bowersox, “A New Era Dawns in the African Sun: Colonial Utopias and German Scouting before the Great War”

Luke Springman, “Technological Fantasies: Conquering Formidable and Forbidden Terrains in German Popular Culture of the Weimar Republic”

Robbert-Jan Adriaansen, “Eastern Europe as a Moral Playground: Space and Utopia in the Bündische Jugend (1920-1933)”

Caroline Mezger, “Entangled Utopias: The Nazi Mobilization of Ethnic German Youths in Southeastern Europe, 1930s-1944”

Session 32: Conjugating Technology and Childhood: A Transatlantic Look. Location: Portland E126

Chair and Discussant: Nina E. Lerman

Katie Day Good, “The Untutored Are Afforded Glimpses of the World: Making a Place for Media Technology in the Post-World War I American Classroom”

Amy Bix, “Toying with Technologies for Boys and for Girls: Gendered Educational Spaces and Play Spaces in Post-World War II Childhood”

Hilde Harmsen, “‘Goodbye Earth’: Aerospace in Dutch Children’s Literature, 1945-1970”

Guillaume de Syon, “‘So Safe even a Kid could Fly’: The Trope of Childhood in Airline Advertising, 1920-1990”

Session 33: Youth Centers: Architectures of Social Formation. Location: Physics C04

Chair: Susanne Pietsch. Discussant: Andreas Müller

Tom Avermaete, “Thousand Youth Clubs: Leisure, Architecture and the Rejuvenation of 1960s France”

Peter Blundell Jones, “Peter Hübner’s Self-build Youth Clubs”

Dolf Broekhuizen, “A Protest of the Mind, an Exaltation of the Soul: The Origins of the Youth Centre Movement”

Marco Di Nallo, “From Playgrounds to ‘Recreation Centers’: Youth Policies in Zurich in the 1950s”


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Location: Pope A13/A14


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Session 34: Roundtable: Global Geographies of Segregation: Childhood and Race. Location: Pope A1

Moderator: LaKisha Simmons

Brett Bebber, “Urban Education and Segregation in Britain: The “Bussing” Controversy in 1960s Ealing”

Susan Eckelmann, “‘Racial Segregation…Is a Crime’: International Youth, Conceptions of Race, and Segregated Spaces of Sorrow”

LaKisha Simmons, “‘A Street Where Girls Were Meddled’: Childhood, Segregation, and Street Harassment”

Daniel Walther, “Space and Race: Raising White Children in German Namibia, 1884-1914”

Session 35: Children and the Law. Location: Pope A17

Chair: Michael Grossberg

Timothy Cole, “‘Make the 18-Year‐Old an Entirely Legal Person’: Re‐evaluating the Age of Majority in the 1970s United States”

Yen-Chi Liu, “Setting Boundaries: Children and the Legal Production of Space in Postwar Taiwan”

Julie Solow Stein, “Pregnancy and Education in Postwar United States”

Session 36: School Space: U.S. Education and the Boundaries of Race, Class, and Gender. Location: Physics C05

Chair and Discussant: Elizabeth Clapp

Jessie B. Ramey, “Space for Learning: From Indentured Orphans to Modern Grassroots Youth Advocacy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania”

Kyle E. Ciani, “Reserved Space: Public Education in post-World War II Navajo Communities”

Benjamin Houston, “The Spatiality of Race: School Desegregation and City Building in Nashville, Tennessee”

Session 38: Ideal Places: Schoolhouses, the Built Environment, and Education. Location: Physics C04

Chair and Discussant: Marta Gutman

Melissa Bingmann, “Prep School Cowboys: The American Southwest and the Education of the Elite”

Eleanor L. Rivera, “Space to Learn: Creating an Educational Built Environment in Seine-Inférieure”

Adeeb Daoud Naccache, “Body Language and Freedom Under the Grasp of Safety Regulations: Using the Experimental Kindergarten at Nazareth Illit as a Case Study”


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Location: Pope C16


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Location: Ancaster Hall


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