The Children’s History Society is dedicated to promoting teaching and learning in the history of childhood and youth. Below you will find some sample resources. A more extensive range is available to members.

Fifty Primers

In early 2018 we asked some children’s historians about the books and articles that have inspired them. Here are some of the responses we received.

Fifty Primers of Children’s History

Childhood and Youth in India

A list compiled and generously shared by historian Dr Divya Kannan.

Reading List: Childhood and Youth in India


A list of films on children and childhoods around the world, compiled and generously shared by Dr Tran Nguyen Templeton, a scholar of early childhood studies:

Films about Children and Childhoods *with sprinklings of Youth

The Rising Generation: Youth, Age and Protest in Post-War Britain

Dr Laura Tisdall from the University of Newcastle has kindly shared taster weeks from one of her modules. Further information, including a link to the overall module description, is here:

The Rising Generation

Sources for the study of the history of Irish childhood

This bibliography 

... compiled by Mary Hatfield (TCD) and Jutta Kruse (UL) was supported by the Irish Research Council’s New Foundations Scheme. The bibliography arose from the conference ‘Twenty Years A-Growing: An International Conference on the History of Irish Childhood from the Medieval to the Modern Age’, held in St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, 9-10 June 2014.

If you would like to suggest a publication for inclusion in the bibliography, please email [email protected] with the full details of the work you wish to add.

Má theastaíonn uait aon rud a chur leis an mbunachar sonraí seo, seol ríomhphost chuig [email protected] agus cuir sonraí beachta an tsaothair ar fáil dúinn.

Children and Youth in the Middle East

We are grateful to Dr Dylan Baun, a cultural and political historian of the modern Middle East and Islamic World at The University of Alabama in Huntsville, for sharing the following reading list on the history of children and youth in the Middle East:

Reading List: Children and Youth in the Middle East

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