SHCY 2017 CONFERENCE
Transition, Transaction, and Transgression
June 21-23, 2017
Rutgers University – Camden, New Jersey
Conference Theme: Transition, Transaction, and Transgression
June 21-23, 2017
Rutgers University – Camden, New Jersey
Conference Theme: Transition, Transaction, and Transgression
The 2017 SHCY Conference Committee and the Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University, Camden, extend a warm welcome to all participants of the Society for the History of Children and Youth’s 9th Biennial Conference.
We are keenly aware that neither the production nor public presentation of scholarship takes place in a political or cultural vacuum, and so we feel the need to speak out about recent developments in the US. We strongly support the SHCY’s endorsement of the American Historical Association’s denunciation of the Trump Administration’s efforts to restrict the movements of all peoples – immigrants, refugees, and visitors to the United States. The specifics of the situation are fluid, but our opposition to this xenophobic, anti-Muslim, and isolationist ideology is unwavering.
We here at Rutgers – joined by our colleagues abroad – are proud of the official stance of Rutgers University which opposes any unlawful surveillance, harassment, questioning, or removal of non-US citizens. We are also heartened by the stances of the City of Philadelphia and the City of Camden. Officials in these sanctuary cities continue to defy retaliatory threats from the Administration and affirm their commitment to oppose discriminatory bans and zealous deportation proceedings. Additionally, a large number of Rutgers faculty, in solidarity with our union, the AAUP-AFT, joined Academics United to oppose any travel ban. Hundreds of our students have protested against the ban, and in support of their DACA (Dreamer) classmates.
The organizers of SHCY-2017 are firmly committed to the health and viability of our Society. We have devoted significant time and planning to ensure the success of our biennial conference and are convinced that these endeavors are essential for the continuity of our organization over time. We also believe that dialogue is fundamental to the sustenance of a vibrant and robust international scholarly community, and therefore hope to include as many voices as possible. We hope to see all of you in June to continue conversations – both academic and political.
We have extended the registration deadline for the conference to April 25. Please register by this date to insure that your name appears in the program.
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Registration Fees will be:
SHCY Members – $200
Non-members – $250
Graduate Students – $70
Unfortunately, there are no graduate student travel grants available at this time. However, the SHCY Executive Committee awarded generous funding to the Conference Organizers which permitted a substantial reduction of registration fees for all graduate students.
Banquet Dinner – $50
The banquet is optional and limited to 150 guests. It will be held at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Shuttle transportation will be provided.
On-campus dormitory accommodations will cost $47 a night. This includes a linen package. We have reserved an unlimited number of rooms.
Please do review the Accommodations section of the website for other hotel options. There is a large conference occurring in Philadelphia concurrently with SHCY, so we strongly recommend that you book accomodations as soon as possible.
Click here for a preliminary conference program.
The Program Committee is thrilled to announce that Dr. Nara Milanich, Associate Professor of History at Barnard College, Columbia University will deliver the Keynote Address. Dr. Milanich’s talk is entitled Innocents Abroad: Borders, Citizenship and What Children’s Historians Can Tell Us about the World Today.
Dr. Milanich is a scholar of modern Latin America whose interests include the comparative histories of family, gender, childhood, reproduction, law, and social inequality.
Her book, Children of Fate: Childhood, Class, and the State in Chile, 1850-1930 (Duke University Press, 2009), was awarded the SHCY Grace Abbott Book Award in 2009.
Read Nara’s recent publication in the Washington Post.
Our conference will be held on the campus of Rutgers University Camden. However, we wanted to get you across the river to Philadelphia at least once! So the conference banquet on Thursday evening will be held at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Founded in 1824, HSP is one of the oldest historical societies in the US. Find out more about HSP at https://hsp.org/ – you might well have some archival work to do before dinner.
The banquet will cost $50.00 for a cocktail hour and sit-down dinner. Transportation from Camden will be provided as needed.
Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing
201 South Columbus Boulevard
Rate: $229 per night plus tax
Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel
One Dock Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Rate: $229 per night plus tax
Holiday Inn Philadelphia – Cherry Hill
2175 Marlton Pike West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Rate: $99 per night plus tax
Crowne Plaza Philadelphia – Cherry Hill
2349 Marlton Pike West
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Rate: $129 per night plus tax
The Camden Tower
We have made affordable accommodations available in our newly renovated dorms right on campus. You can book our dorm facilities when you register for the conference. Rooms will be available from Tuesday, June 20 to Saturday, June 24 at the cost of $47 per night.
The ten-story Camden Tower features forty-two furnished and carpeted suites, each having three bedrooms. All beds are sized twin extra long. The guests in each suite share a living room, vanity area and bathroom. Each suite has controls for heat and air conditioning, high-speed wireless internet, and digital satellite television access in all bedrooms and the living room. Ample gathering space exists on each floor of the building where guests can meet to socialize, study in groups, or find a quiet place alone. Additionally, there is a large lounge space on the first floor ideal for group meetings, a cardio fitness room on the first floor that is open 24 hours per day, a pool table on the fifth floor, a weight lifting room on the sixth floor, and a laundry room on the first floor that is included in the room rate. The Tower building has one entrance that is monitored by Rutgers security 24 hours per day.
A virtual tour is available here.
AIRPORT – Camden is reached by air most easily via the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)-https://www.phl.org/ though it is also possible to fly into New York City or Newark, NJ.
AMTRAK – Philadelphia is a main stop on the Northeast Corridor of AMTRAK https://www.amtrak.com/home and also accessible via New Jersey Transit www.njtransit.com. Camden can be reached via the River Line from Trenton, and the NJT Northeast Corridor from New York City (via Philly).
SEPTA – Public transportation in Philadelphia is operated by SEPTA www.septa.org. There are regular trains from the airport to Center City, a subway (the blue Market-Frankfort Line) that runs across town, as well as numerous buses – in case you want to plan some tourist activities. Unfortunately, the SEPTA and PATCO systems are not interlinked, so you need to buy separate tickets for them. It is easy, however to move from one train to the other at 8th & Market Streets. For a map click here.
PATCO – Once you are in Philadelphia, use PATCO to get to Camden. www.ridepatco.org. Campus is located at the first stop on the New Jersey side of the river, City Hall. From there, it’s just two blocks to campus. Below: PATCO Rail Map
RIVER LINE – The light rail connects Camden to Trenton and the Trenton Transit Station (which connects to the NE Corridor). For map click here.
SHUTTLE BUS – We will provide shuttle buses to campus from the New Jersey hotels. We encourage you to book your accommodations early, as there are many events, conferences, and tourist activities in Philly during the summer months.
INDEGO – For anyone staying in Philly, and up for adventure, we recommend the Philly Bike Share system, INDEGO. https://www.rideindego.com/. It’s easy to sign up, grab a bike and enjoy the town and trails along Philly’s “other” river, the Schuylkill and the fabulous Fairmount Park.
There are many wonderful restaurants in Philadelphia. Visit www.vistphilly.com/restaurants-dining/ for a complete list.
As a reminder, there are serveral other events going on in Philadelphia the same time as this conference, so making your dinner reservations early is encouraged.
Fado Irish Pub Philadelphia ($$)
1500 Locust St.
“Irish pub serves traditional fare with solid beer lineup, lots of nooks & crannies, DJs on weekends”
205 S. 13th St.
“Modern & traditional Indian fare plus a tasting menu, vegetarian eats & brunch served in sleek digs.”
Good Dog Bar ($$)
224 S. 15th St.
“Hip bar serving craft beer & signature blue-cheese burgers on 3 pooch-themed floors”
Jose Pistola’s ($)
263 S. 15th St.
“Creative Mexican fare spiced with choice of salsa & discounted margarita pitchers during happy hour.”
Little Nonna’s ($$)
1234 Locust St.
“Traditional Italian dishes delivered in a homey trattoria setting with an open kitchen & a garden.”
Red Owl Tavern ($$)
433 Chestnut St.
“Industrial/rustic American restaurant & upscale deli near Independence Hall & other sights.”
700 Chestnut St.
“Family-friendly eatery/lounge where American comfort-food staples are served up in a retro setting.”
La Colombe Coffee ($)
100 S. Independence Mall W #110
“Trendy cafe serving house-brand artisanal coffee, pastries & snacks in a sleek space”
723 Chestnut St.
“Omakase & other Japanese creations emerge from an Iron Chef in a sleek, color-changing setting.”
City Tavern ($$)
138 S. 2nd St.
“A reconstructed Colonial tavern where servers in period dress deliver old-fashioned American fare”
217-219 Chestnut St.
“Iron Chef Jose Garces puts a modern spin on tapas at this contemporary Spanish spot with warm decor.”
337 South St.
“Cheesesteaks, hoagies & more plus a lemonade/grape juice fusion drink served from a takeout window.”
Famous 4th Street Delicatessen ($$)
700 S. 4th St.
“Famous Philadelphia delicatessen establishment for more than 80 years.”
Twisted Tail ($$)
509 S. 2nd St.
“Philadelphia charcoal bistro offers innovative, Southern-inspired comfort food with daily live Blues music, and some of Philadelphia’s best bourbon selections”
2601 Pennsylvania Ave
“Triple-story BYOB restaurant serving Thai-Asian fusion cuisine indoors or on the outdoor deck.”
La Calaca Feliz ($$)
2321 Fairmount Ave.
“This contemporary Mexican cantina serves creative takes on traditional cuisine amid whimsical decor.”
Pizzeria Vetri ($$)
1939 Callowhill St.
“Bustling, industrial-style space serving Neapolitan pizza from its custom-built oven, plus drinks.”
Sabrina’s Cafe & Spencer’s Too ($$)
1804 Callowhill St.
“Relaxed New American cafe with a devoted following for its breakfast & brunch offerings.”
McCrossen’s Tavern ($$)
529 N 20th St.
“European & American fare paired with craft beer in a brick-lined gastropub that also serves brunch.”
The Market Place at Garden State Park, nestled along the Route 70 corridor at the intersection of Haddonfield Road, offers great places to dine and shop. The Market Place has the feel of a modern downtown area, but is just minutes away from the hotel. Enjoy dining in the warm summer breeze on a patio or in the welcoming atmosphere of a bistro.
Caffe Aldo Lamberti
2011 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
BRIO Tuscan Grille
Market Place at Garden State Park, 901 Haddonfield Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
The Cheesecake Factory
931 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Chili’s Grill and Bar
1906 W. Route 70, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
2050 Route 70 West, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar
923 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Kabuki Japanese Cuisine
Market Place at Garden State Park, 929 Haddonfield Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Mikado Japanese Cuisine
2320 Marlton Pike West, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Red Hot & Blue
2175 Route 70, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Whole Hog Café
2321 Route 70 West, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Haddon Avenue which runs right through the heart of Collingswood’s downtown area has a variety of eclectic restaurants from an old-school soda fountain and diner to a chic Asian bistro. Just a short drive from the Cherry Hill hotels, Collingswood’s quaint town, that melds the past with the present, is sure to please even the most discriminating palate.
Bistro di Marino
492 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108
714 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108
The Kitchen Consigliere
700 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108
Sapori Trattoria Italiana
601 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108
Nunzio Ristorante Rustico
706 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108
IndeBlue Indian Cuisine
619 W. Collings Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108
618 Collings Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108
The Pop Shop
729 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108
El Sitio Grill & Café
729 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108
833 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108
735 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108
8 Powell Lane, Collingswood, NJ 08108
612 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108
703 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108
Rexy’s Restaurant and Bar
700 Black Horse Pike, Collingswood, NJ 08059
608 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108
Just a short walk from campus, you can dine overlooking the Philadelphia skyline at The Victor Pub, enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere at Hank’s Grille, or grab a bite at Market Street Pizzeria.
The Victor Pub
One Market Street, Camden, NJ 08102
201 Market Street (corner of 2nd and Market), Camden, NJ 08102
Market Street Pizzeria
1 Market Street, Camden, NJ 08102
A 12-minute walk from the Rutgers Camden campus on Martin Luther King Blvd across the street from the New Jersey Supreme Court. In 1884, Walt Whitman bought this house on Mickle Street (now called MLK Blvd) and lived there with his housekeeper and friend Mary O. Davis until his death in 1892. Visit to see this intimate glimpse of the life of the poet and giant of 19th century American culture. Admission is FREE and their hours of operation are Wednesday through Saturday 10 AM-12 PM & 1 PM- 4 PM and Sunday from 1 PM- 4 PM.
A short walk from Rutgers Camden on the East bank of the Delaware River, wades the most decorated battleship: Battleship New Jersey! Within there is a museum and memorial with exhibits led on a tour route. Open every day from 9:30 AM until 5 PM. Entry is free for children 4 years of age and younger; adults $21.95, children 5-11 years old $17, veterans $17, and seniors ages 62 and above $17.
A short walk from the Rutgers campus to the waterfront, Adventure Aquarium contains piranha exhibits, sharks, hippopotamus, and African penguins. They also have a stingray, blue penguin and hippo feedings. There is also sea turtle time and up close encounters with animals. Open every day 10 AM to 5 PM. General admission includes exhibits like the Shark Bridge, 3D movie, live shows and feeds — $21 for children (ages 2-12) and $28 for adults (ages 13 and up).
Take bus 403 from the Walter Rand Transit Center or Take the PATCO to Ferry Ave to experience the archives and exhibits of this 118 year-old historical society. It preserves, collects, studies, and interprets the cultural enrichment of life in Camden County and Southern New Jersey more broadly. They contain the Camden County Museum and Richard H. Hineline Research Library with 100,000 resource materials for $25/ hour for conducting research or $5 to visit. The research library is open 10 AM-4:30 PM Wednesday to Friday and Sunday from 12 PM to 3 PM.
Experience all that Philadelphia has to offer. Whether you want to explore Philadelphia’s rich history, visit a museum, find a festival, or relax in a park, Philadelphia has you covered.
Whether you want to reenact the run up the “Rocky steps” or take the side entrance to admire diverse and expansive exhibits, come visit the Philadelphia Art Museum at 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Beside the day-long appreciation of art suggested, therein contains the archives which are by appointment from 1 PM- 4 PM (Tuesday through Friday) in the Perelman Building. The archives contain “a variety of materials, including corporate records, manuscripts, personal papers, ephemera, scrapbooks, photographs, and artifacts which chronicle the history” the institution. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 AM- 5 PM, with Wednesday and Friday closing at 8:45PM. Wednesday night after 5 PM is pay what you wish. Admission for Adults: $20, Seniors (65 & over): $18, Students (with valid ID): $14, Youth (13–18): $14, Children (12 & under): Free.
At one point of Logan Square on 271 North 21st St., come calculate your carbon footprint, build and test a Mars rover, be an engineer with the massive Baldwin 60000 Locomotive, and see and experience countless others events. In the mood for an movie? They also have an IMAX and 3D theater. Want to experience the encompassing feeling of the night sky? Within is contained the Fels planetarium with different shows multiple times a day. Open daily 9:30 AM- 5 PM. General Admission (not including special exhibits)- Adults (12 years and older): $19.95, Children (ages 3-11): $15.95, Children under 2 years entry: FREE.
Come visit the oldest natural sciences institution in the Western Hemisphere. Founded in 1812, the Academy served to contain artifacts and samples from expeditions into the western wildernesses. Turning to a further exploration of the Arctic, Central America, and later Africa and Asia in by the turn of the century; it became part of the Environmental Research Division in 1948. Open Monday-Friday 10 AM- 4:30 PM, Weekends and Holidays 10 AM- 5 PM. Entry for Adults: $15.95; Children (ages 3-12): $11.95; Seniors, Students and Military (all with valid IDs): $12.95. http://www.ansp.org/
Come check out the “Audacious Freedom” display at the African American Museum. Walk through this interactive guide with voice acted avatars of history’s past. Open Thursday-Saturday from 10 AM -5 PM and Sunday 12 PM- 5 PM. Admission for Adults: $14, Youth (4-12 yrs.), Students (ID), Senior Citizens: $10, Children under age 4: FREE
Come see the establishment of the Jewish community in Philadelphia and the United States at large. Available exhibits include: “Foundations of Freedom” 1654-1880 to the “Dreams of Freedom” 1880-1945, and finally “Choices and Challenges of Freedom” 1945- Today. In particular check out their “Childhood” collection which is interspersed throughout their halls. Open Tuesday- Friday 10 AM- 5 PM, Weekend 10 AM- 5:30 PM, Wednesdays open until 8 PM. Admission for Adults (22-64): $12, Youth (13-21): $11, Children (12 and under): FREE, Seniors: $11
Comprising of various buildings and institutions which house the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Benjamin Franklin Museum, these disparate edifices have their own historical significance to Philadelphia. Come stroll through these different sites of foundation to the city of brotherly love! The Liberty Bell Center is open 9 AM- 5 PM daily, the National Constitution Center is open Monday- Saturday 9:30 AM- 5 PM, Sunday 12 PM- 5 PM with admission for Adults: $14.95, Youth (ages 6-18): $11, and Children (ages 5 and under): FREE. There are many other sites contained in this park, it is suggested that you visit the Independence Visitor Center to get a map and start your adventure!
On 15 South 7th Street, the Philadelphia History Museum contains 100,000 objects dating from the 1680s until present day. They contain African American Collections, pieces from the Balch Institute of Ethnic Studies, as well as pieces from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Open Tuesday- Saturday 10:30 AM-4:30 PM. General admission for Adults: $10, Seniors: $8, Students and Teens (13-18): $6, and Children under 12 years of age: FREE.
Come see Philadelphia from a distinct point of view, maybe from a ship? Tour the Seaport Museum’s exhibits “Patriots & Pirates” with a full-size Schooner named the Diligence as well as the “Tides of Freedom” covering the African presence on the Delaware River. Visit the J. Welles Henderson Archives and Library which contains documents, manuscripts and books, all focusing on the maritime culture of the Delaware River Watershed, the Port of Philadelphia and surrounding areas (spanning from the 18th century to the present). Open daily from 10 AM- 5 PM, Admission is: $16 for Adults, $12 for Seniors (65 & over), $12 for Children (3–12), College Students or Military (active & retired) and FREE for Children (2 & under).
Come explore the oldest Swedish Museum in the United States. Visit the phenomenally decorated galleries that tell the earliest tales of European colonization and Native American collaboration before the British arrival. Open Tuesday-Friday 10 AM- 4 PM and Saturday- Sunday 12 PM- 4 PM. Admission for Adults: $10,Seniors/Students/Military with ID: $7, Children 5-11: $5,Members and Children Under 5: Free
A short walk from the AT&T station of the BSL, this is a 2 mile self-guided tour to explore the historical and presently operating spaces of the Navy Yard. Open Monday- Friday from 6 AM- 8 PM
Tours of Interest:
Mural Arts Tour
Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours Inc.
Philadelphia Trolley Works & Big Bus Tours
The Parkway Central branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia, (housed in a fabulous beaux-arts building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway), holds a hidden gem – The Children’s Literature Research Collection. In addition to 85,000 children’s books and periodicals, the collection contains dozens of collections of papers from important writers and illustrators. The collection emphasizes juvenile books associated with the Pennsylvania region; books about human sexuality; serial fiction; folk literature; toy and moveable books.
Just fifty miles from Camden, Princeton University houses the Cotsen Children’s Library. The Cotsen Children’s Library is a division of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Princeton University Library. The collection contains illustrated children’s books, manuscripts, original artwork, prints, and educational toys from the 15th century to the present day.
Winterthur, located in Wilmington, Delaware, has a collection of more than 100,000 volumes in open stacks adjacent to the main reading room and about 20,000 rare American and European imprints in closed stacks. The collection focuses on the documentation of American household goods and their use, decorative arts and design, and the material culture of everyday life in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries. See the website for information on travel and research grants.
This collection documents the social, economic, political, and physical development of the greater Philadelphia region throughout the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Records include day care centers, school board records, and material from the Philadelphia Society for services to children. The collection features many fine photograph collections, including the Children’s Country Week Association and the Bureau for Colored Children. The Urban Archives also houses an extensive collection of YWCA records.
The APS is America’s first learned society founded in the 18th century and attended by Washington, Jefferson, Hamilton and Franklin. In addition to a museum and library, the APS houses an extensive manuscript collection that includes the papers of Charles Darwin, Franz Boas and Lydia Marie Child, among many others. The collections range from the mid-18th century to the present, with an emphasis on documenting anthropology and its subfields (ethnology, biological anthropology, linguistics, and archaeology), and the life sciences (evolutionary theory, genetics, eugenics, biochemistry, molecular biology, paleontology). SHCY members will find collections focused on child development, language acquisition, motor skills, and nutrition, including early records of institutes for “feeble-minded” and “crippled” children.
Internationally famous for its Peace Collection, the library extends far beyond a focus on Quaker history to document the history of American social reform. Quakers played prominent roles in almost every major reform movement in American history, including abolition, African-American history, Indian rights, women’s rights, prison reform, humane treatment of the mentally ill, and temperance. The collections also reflect the significant role Friends played in the development of science, technology, education, and business in Britain and America.
It is impossible to detail the many holdings of the HSP, which houses a collection that runs to over 600,000 books, pamphlets, serials, and microfilm reels; 20 million manuscripts; and over 300,000 graphics items. In 2002, HSP merged with the Balch Institute, making HSP an important repository of Ethnic Studies. Other collections that might interest SCHY members include the Children’s Aid Society of Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Home for Infants Collection, The Home Missionary Society Collection and the records of the Institute for Colored Youth.