SHCY Bulletin

Society for the History of Children and Youth

No. 16
Fall 2010

Issue #16

  Table of Contents

Note from the Bulletin editors


Message from SHCY President, Steven Mintz
Call for Papers, SHCY Sixth Biennial Conference
Call for Nominations, SHCY Best Article Award
Call for Nominations, SHCY Best Book Award

Feature Articles

Books for Colleagues:  Lessons from the Memoirs of Children . . . . Barbara Bennett Peterson

History of Childhood in Palestine: A Critical Assessment of a Field Emerging in a War Zone . . . . Heidi Morrison

The National Agency for the Development of School Autonomy in Florence and the “School Museum” Project . . . . Pamela Giorgi and Ilaria Bucciarelli


For and About Graduate Students . . . Jessica Nelson and Martin Kalb

Websightings: Playing with the Strong . . . . Julie deGraffenried

Pedagogy . . . Steven Gennaro, ed.

Syllabus: Children, Youth, and Globalization (Steven Gennaro)
Syllabus: Children, Youth, and Globalization (Tom O’Neill)
Canadian Connections: New Approaches to Childhood and Globalization (Jeffrey Canton)


News from the Field and Member News . . . .Nancy Zey, ed.

Recognition Goes to New Journals in Childhood History

Conference Reports . . . . Priscilla Clement, ed.

Children’s Literature Association Conference . . . .Jeanne Klein
New Perspectives on African American History and Culture Conference . . . .Rebecca de Schweinitz
Organization of American Historians . . . . Laura L. Lovett
German Studies Association . . . . Martin Kalb

Upcoming Events and Calls for Papers

Obituary: Colin Ward (1924-2010) . . . . Ken Worpole

Contributors to Bulletin #16


To: SHCY Members and Bulletin Readers

From: the Bulletin Editors

November 2010

Now that #16 is on the web, the Bulletin editors are eager to hear from you about future issues.

Send news of your accomplishments and news of upcoming events to Nancy Zey ( ) who edits the “News from the Field” column.

We like to publish reports about the state of the history of children and youth from the conferences you attend.  Send your conference reports to Priscilla Clement (

Jessica Nelson, editor of “For and About Graduate Students,” and Julie deGraffenried, who writes the Websightings column, welcome your help.  Write to Jessica at, and Julie at

Steven Gennaro, editor of the Pedagogy column has issued a call for submissions.  Please email examples of course syllabi and activities, and any other interesting ideas for teaching, along with a 250 word write up to  Upcoming column themes: Spring 2011: children and media Fall 2011: children and drama, music, and theater

And I am always looking for interesting reports about developments in the field for the Bulletin’s Feature Articles. Send your ideas to me at

Janet Golden is a roving editor for the Bulletin. You can send ideas for articles and columns to her as well.

Our Spring Issue #17 will appear in March.  Please volunteer your ideas for new stories and columns and your assistance and your advice about all future issues of the Bulletin.  It is very much a collaborative and cooperative publishing (ad)venture.

Kathleen Jones, for Issue#16 editors and contributors