This is a very belated announcement about the Girl Museum‘s fabulous new exhibition, ‘Home and Away: Girls of the British Empire.’ I was lucky to be in Melbourne at the excellent conference on colonial girls and colonial girlhood when the exhibition was launched last month, and I think that it will be of interest to blog readers. ‘Home and Away’ features photographs and postcards depicting girls in the British Empire — a diverse, intriguing, sometimes uncomfortable, and altogether thought-provoking collection that is well worth a visit. And bonus: the museum is online, so you can do it in the comfort of your own home! Check out some of the other exhibitions while you are there; ‘Girl for Sale‘ is heart-wrenching and important, while the museum as a whole offers a valuable virtual space for thinking about the ways in which girls have been (and are) represented, and the ways in which they have represented themselves too.
Other announcements that might be of interest include:
>> ‘Space and Childhood in History’
6th Biennial Conference of the Society for the History of Children and Youth
University of Nottingham, UK – 25-27 June 2013
Deadline for paper/panel proposals: 31 October 2012
More details can be found here.
>> ‘Gender, Imperialism and Global Exchanges’
Special issue 26.3, Gender & History
Deadline for abstracts: 1 October 2012.
The call for papers explains in further detail: ‘We plan to approach the creation of this special issue via a colloquium to be held at New York University (or Brown University) on Friday and Saturday, May 17-18, 2013. Please submit 1-2 page abstracts in English (500-750 words maximum) to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1, 2012, with ‘Special Issue 26:3 abstract submission’ in the subject line (limited funds for the translation of articles written in other languages might be available). Invitations to present at the colloquium will be issued in November 2012. Papers must be submitted for pre-circulation to the editors by April 1, 2013, as a condition of participation.’
>> A series of blog posts on teaching the history of childhood
These offer some interesting reflections for those of us who are teaching on family and/or childhood in a range of contexts, colonial or otherwise.