Tag Archives: childhood

Tweeting from the Grave: Sickness and Survival in the 17th Century

by Dr Hannah Newton [i] My favourite thing about being a historian is reading other people’s diaries. I began to realise this at the tender age of eight, when our teacher asked us to write a series of diary entries … Continue reading

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Spaces and Places of Childhood and Youth

By Dr Jeremy Burchardt This was the final event of the Department’s 2014-15 Annual Research Theme, on the history of childhood and youth.  Children’s history is very much an academic growth area, and the aim of the symposium was to … Continue reading

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Spaces and places of childhood and youth

Department of History, University of Reading, Thursday 24th September, 2015 Keynote speaker: Professor Melanie Tebbutt (Manchester Metropolitan University)     This one-day symposium marks the culmination of the Department’s 2014/15 annual research theme on childhood and youth history. Until recently, … Continue reading

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The Dying Child in 17th Century England

Many congratulations to Dr Hannah Newton whose article “The Dying Child in 17th century England”  has been published in the prestigious journal Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.   Abstract The emerging field of pediatric palliative care recommends that … Continue reading

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