Category Archives: 2014/15 History of Childhood and Youth

Spaces and Places of Childhood and Youth

We conclude our Annual Research Theme for 2014-2015 with a one-day conference on Spaces and Places of Childhood and Youth The Cedars, Whiteknights, University of Reading Thursday 24th September, 2015   Special thanks to Dr Jeremy Burchardt for organising a … Continue reading

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The Sick Child in Early Modern England, 1580-1720

By Dr Hannah Newton ‘How can you study such a depressing topic?’ I am often asked this question. The subject of my research – children’s illness in the early modern period – doesn’t exactly sound like a barrel of laughs. … Continue reading

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Childhood history or children’s history?

By Dr Jeremy Burchardt (Director of the Annual Research Theme) Each year the Department of History chooses an Annual Research Theme(ART) to provide a focus for our research-related activities. For 2014-15, the research them is the history of childhood and … Continue reading

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