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Category: Research

“What will the child say when he has grown up? For his good we do this; will he live to thank us?”[1]: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-century Concerns about Adult Only Children

Guest Post, by Alice Violett, PhD Candidate, University of Essex

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Henry Maudsley, 1835-1918

Most people are aware of persistent stereotypes of only children: that they are spoilt, selfish, precocious, and … Read the rest

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What do toys tell us about children’s roles in the British empire?

This film features a presentation from Vicky Crewe (University of Cardiff) discussing her research into children’s toys during and after the Second Boer War (1899-1902). This presentation was given at … Read the rest

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How did the Vichy regime of wartime France use children to further its goals?

In this film, Lindsey Dodd (University of Huddersfield) talks about her research into the mobilisation of children in Vichy France, 1940-44. This presentation was given at the project workshop on … Read the rest

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How were children mobilised to represent the future during the Second World War in Britain?

In this film, Principal Investigator Laura King (University of Leeds) talks about her research into the use of children in envisaging the future in Britain, during and after the Second … Read the rest

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Children’s Benefit or Burden? Reflections of Laura Tisdall, University of Oxford

On 3rd September 2015, we held a workshop about the use of children to represent the future at King’s College London. Here, Laura Tisdall gives her thoughts on the day Read the rest

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Film: Children’s Benefit or Burden? History & Policy Workshop

In this film, Principal Investigator Laura King (University of Leeds) discusses the upcoming workshop on 3 September 2015 at King’s College London, which will consider how and why children have … Read the rest

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Children and childhood in history – does it matter today?

laura kingBy Laura King, Principal Investigator, School of History, University of Leeds

‘Have mothers and parenthood been sufficiently recognised in their contribution towards the community? More attention should be paid Read the rest

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Children, history and archives

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Interested in these topics? Think about attending our workshop on 3 September 2015 in London.

By Lindsey Dodd, Project Co-Investigator, School of Music, Humanities and Media, University of Huddersfield… Read the rest

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How were British children affected by the Second Boer War?

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By Vicky Crewe, Project Co-Investigator, School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff University

What sort of impact did the Boer War (1899-1902) have on children in Britain? To decode … Read the rest

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Tomorrow’s Leaders: The perspective of children in mid-twentieth-century Britain

laura kingBy Laura King, Principal Investigator, School of History, University of Leeds

One difficulty for historians of childhood and children is finding the voices and perspectives of children themselves in … Read the rest

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Children and charity in Vichy France

Dodd picture (118x150)By Lindsey Dodd, Project Co-Investigator, School of Music, Humanities and Media, University of Huddersfield

Children's gala, Paris 1941

Children attend a gala in Paris financed by the money collected by other children, May

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Why do we give toys to children? Part 2

By Vicky Crewe, Project Co-Investigator, School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff University

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In my last blog post I discussed some of the reasons why … Read the rest

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For whose benefit? Children’s welfare and the future

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A 1945 election advertisement for the Labour Party, illustrating their appeal to the future through children

A 1945 election advertisement for the Labour Party, illustrating their appeal to the future through children

By Laura King, Project Principal Investigator, School of History, University of Leeds

In … Read the rest

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Why do we give toys to children? Part 1

By Vicky Crewe, Project Co-Investigator, School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff University

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Why do adults give toys to children? What do we … Read the rest

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Pictures for Pétain: the use and abuse of colouring pencils

Dodd picture (118x150)By Lindsey Dodd, Project Co-Investigator, School of Music, Humanities and Media, University of Huddersfield

Making use of children for the transmission of political and cultural ideologies within societies is … Read the rest

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Children and Churchill: ‘We have to win that world for our children’

Blog image 2s200_laura.kingBy Laura King, Project Principal Investigator, School of History, University of Leeds

Historians have described the Second World War as a ‘total war’ – as the economy was redirected … Read the rest

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Children’s role in the National Revolution

Dodd picture (118x150)By Lindsey Dodd, Project Co-Investigator, School of Music, Humanities and Media, University of Huddersfield

Cover of 1941 Winter Aid edition of the children's book Il était une fois un Maréchal de France, by Paluel-Marmont (1941).

Cover of 1941 Winter Aid edition of the children’s book Il était une fois un

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Training Children with Toys c.1890-1914

VickyBy Vicky Crewe, Project Co-Investigator, School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff UniversityV0038815 A young boy lies in bed with an army of toy soldiers on the

 

 

Objects made specifically for children, such as toys and games, reveal insights into adults’ … Read the rest

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Children in Vichy France, 1940-1944

Dodd picture (118x150)By Lindsey Dodd, Project Co-Investigator, School of Music, Humanities and Media, University of Huddersfield

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I is for Image. From the Abécédaire du Maréchal Pétain (Bureau de documentation du Chef

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Children and the future in Britain during and after the Second World War

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laura kingBy Laura King, Project Principal Investigator, School of History, University of Leeds

 

 

In 1945, as Britain was reckoning with the end of the Second World War and … Read the rest

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