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Agents of Future Promise: Children’s Burden or Benefit?

Our final film gives an overview of our 3rd September workshop and some responses to it. Any more thoughts are welcome below or on Twitter, using the hashtag #children2015.… Read the rest

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“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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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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Workshop Report: Children’s Benefit or Burden, by Helen Roche

On 3rd September 2015, we held a workshop about the use of children to represent the future at King’s College London. Here, Helen Roche gives a full report on the 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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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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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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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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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 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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