The Children's History Society

The aims of the Society include (but are not limited to):

- Promoting the histories of children and young people

- Offering opportunities for scholars of childhood and youth to meet and exchange ideas

- Engaging in widening participation activities with school-age participants

- Working with museums, galleries and other cultural partners to exhibit children's pasts

- Offering a bulletin board for international activities of interest to our members

- Developing international links and networks

The Society's definition of children is flexible, reflecting the multiple constructions of childhood as a social category through time. Much like the 'Life-Cycles' seminar series at the Institute of Historical Research, we are captive neither to chronology nor particular country, welcoming instead discussion pertaining to any time period or setting, as well as interdisciplinary perspectives. We are also especially keen to help develop the field, and to sponsor postgraduate and early career participation.