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Internal events

September 9th 2019, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Queen Anne 080  

The Children's History Society and the Economic History Society invite you to a one-day interdisciplinary workshop to explore the practical challenges of researching childhood and youth, and the ways in which early career researchers can engage in impact and public engagement. Panels include:

- Teaching the history of childhood and youth to undergraduates (Dr Alana Harris and Dr Simon Sleight, King's College London)

- Publishing on the history of childhood and youth (Palgrave Macmillan, History of Education, Historical Research)

- Working with children as research participants (Dr Rachel Rosen, UCL)

- Engaging with museums (the Mary Rose, Portsmouth)

- Impact and public engagement in schools (The Brilliant Club)

Lunch will be provided by the Childhood, Education and Youth Academic Student Society (University of Greenwich), and the event will be followed by a wine reception from 4 p.m.​

The workshop is free to members of the Children's History Society. To join/re-join the Children's History Society, and register for the event, go to

We will be able to provide some bursaries for those travelling from outside London - for more information about these, please email event co-organiser Maria Cannon The current deadline for bursary applications is 19 August.


CSPR members have had a busy summer! Papers on play were presented at the Society for the History of Childhood and Youth Biennial conference at Australian Catholic University, Sydney, held from  26 to 29 June 2019, at the International Society for Eighteenth Century Studies conference in Edinburgh (14th July onwards) and at the International Standing Committee for the History of Education conference in Porto, Portugal (July 16 to 19 2019).

Centre for the Study of Play and Recreation is part of the Faculty of Education & Health, University of Greenwich.