CFP | Due 26 Feb 2021 | Double-Age | Forum of Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth

Call for Papers

Forum on Double-Age

A Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth Special Forum
Co-edited by Dr. Holly White and Dr. Crystal Webster

The JHCY seeks papers to be included in a special forum on the concept of “double age,” one being based on chronological birth date and the other based on perceived development — be it physical,  intellectual, or cultural. Papers included in the forum might highlight the tensions generated from these conflicting age assignments and are invited to explore and discuss how in turn these tensions help shape and reinforce ideas about childhood, youth, and aging  in American culture. We encourage submissions from a wide range of periodization that explores age and childhood with a particular focus on race, gender, sexuality, queerness, and/or indigenous studies.

Submission Instructions:

Applicants should submit a 250-word abstract of their proposed paper and a one-page CV via email to Dr. White,, by Friday, February 26th, 2021 to apply.  If accepted, draft papers of no more than 5,000 words will be due September 1st to go out to peer-review. 

Mission Statement: 

Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth (JHCY) explores the development of childhood and youth cultures and the experiences of young people across diverse times and places. JHCY embraces a wide range of historical methodologies as well as scholarship in other disciplines that share a historical focus. The Journal publishes original articles based on empirical research and essays that place contemporary issues of childhood and youth in a historical context.”