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Writing History Through Children: Conference Program

Friday, October 5

9:30 a.m. Coffee and Pastries, Welcome

10 a.m.-12 p.m.(with coffee break) Panel 1:  Who is a Child?   

Chair:  Sarah Maza, Northwestern

 Corinne Field, University of Virginia: “Sixteen Years, and No Longer”: Chronological Age, Childhood Dependency, and Racial Inequality in the Administration of US Civil War Pensions”

 Lydia Murdoch, Vassar College:  "Defining Childhood, Defining Empire through Nineteenth-Century Domestic Guidebooks and the Global Transmission of Smallpox Vaccination."

Ashwini Tambe, University of Maryland: "Child marriage as slavery: UN deliberations, 1951-1964"

Teri Chettiar, University of Illinois-Champaign: “Inherently Unstable: Adolescent Sexuality and the Boundaries of Private Life.”

Comment:  Susan Pearson, Northwestern

Lunch 12:30-1:30 p.m.

1:30-3:15 p.m. Panel 2: National Ideology Through Childhood

 Chair:  Michael Allen, Northwestern

Laura Downs, European University Institute: "'La piu serena italianizzazione?' Social action and nationalist politics on the Giulian linguistic frontier, 1919-1950”

Daniel Immerwahr, Northwesternr: "Ten-Cent Ideology: Donald Duck Comics and U.S. Global Hegemony."

Camille Robcis, Columbia University: “The Figure of the Child in the French Gay Marriage Debates”

Comment:  Lauren Stokes, Northwestern

 Coffee Break  3:15-3:45 p.m.

 3:30-5:15 p.m. Panel 3: Innocence and the Law

 Chair:  Susan Pearson, Northwestern

 Holly Brewer, University of Maryland: "The crucial role of children in the complex debates over slavery in England’s seventeenth century empire"

Michael Grossberg, Indiana University: “Keeping it From the Kids: Censorship and Childhood in Modern America” 

Bianca Premo, Florida International University: “As a Complement to the Clinical History: Doctors, Photos, Early Puberty, and Children in Mid 20th- Century Peru and Beyond”

Comment:  Leslie Harris, Northwestern

 Wine and Cheese 5:15-6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 6
 9:30 a.m.-12.00 p.m. (with coffee break) Panel 4: Emotion through Childhood

 Chair:  Haydon Cherry, Northwestern

 Tessie Liu, Northwestern: "Teaching the Child to be Human: The Sad Story of the Wild Boy of Aveyron" 

 Sabine Fruhstuck, UC Santa Barbara: “How Militarism Became Infantile: Notes on the Histories of War, Emotion, and Childhood”

David Pomfret, University of Hong Kong: “Childhood, Disease and Imperial Danger: European Children with Leprosy in Colonial Asia”

Françoise Hamlin, Brown University: “Critical Trauma Studies and Black Childhood in America”

Comment:  Amy Stanley, Northwestern

Lunch 12-1:00 p.m. 

1:00-2:00 p.m. Panel 5:  Concluding Roundtable with conference speakers and audience.

 Ongoing all-year series commitments 

See also our annual lecture collaborations with the University library, HEF, and CAAH, as well as the Boyce Lecture (under LECTURES and other EVENTS)

 Fall 2018

Winter 2019

Spring 2019


Annual lecture collaborations (see also LECTURES and other EVENTS)

Ongoing all-year series commitments:

Fall 2017

Nancy MacLean lecture

Winter 2018

Spring 2018

For past co-sponsorships, see: CHS co-sponsored events update 2017.pdf


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