‘Children, Childhood and Youth in the British World’

Congratulations to Shirleene Robinson and Simon Sleight on the publication of this edited collection. The volume shows how age was a critical factor in shaping imperial experience. It locates children, childhood and youth in broader social contexts and acknowledges young people as historical agents, rarely operating within situations of their choosing, but nonetheless shaping their own lives. Read more …

AHA member to be 2016 Allan Martin Public Lecturer

Joy Damousi will be the 2016 Allan Martin Public Lecturer at the Australian National University in May. Allan Martin (1926–2002) was an intellectual, institutional, and social pioneer. When most Australians went to England for their postgraduate work, he chose ANU, where he was the first doctoral student in History in the Research School of Social Read more …

Children, Childhood and Youth in the British World

Shirleene Robinson and Simon Sleight are the editors of Children, Childhood and Youth in the British World (Palgrave Macmillan). Contributors – including AHA members Shurlee Swain, Yorick Smaal, Melissa Bellanta and Kate Darian-Smith – locate children, childhood and youth in broader social contexts and acknowledge young people as historical agents, rarely operating within situations of Read more …