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Conference: November 14-15, 2008, at the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts

The Center for Historic American Visual Culture (CHAViC) and the Program in the History of the Book in American Culture (PHBAC) at the American Antiquarian Society seek papers that explore the visual and textual worlds of children in America from 1700 to 1900.

Please send a one-page proposal for a 20-minute paper and a brief CV to: Georgia B. Barnhill, Director of CHAViC, at by January 10, 2008.

For more information see:

The Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past is an international, multi-disciplinary society to promote the study of childhood and children in the past. The Society’s aims are to act as an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion, dissemination and integration of ideas, information and discoveries about children and childhood in the past worldwide, from any chronological period. The society welcomes members and contributions from a broad range of academic disciplines, including archaeology, anthropology, human biology, literary studies, theology, philosophy, sociology, medicine and any other disciplines. See their website:

CFP – Home, School, Play, Work: The Visual and Textual Worlds of Children