Cheiron/EHHS Annual Meeting, wrap-up

As promised, I’m finally getting around to writing more about this. I’ve submitted an overview of sessions on childhood/youth for the Society for History of Childhood and Youth newsletter which will come out later this summer. [older issues can be viewed here].

Overall I found the meeting really interesting and the folks very welcoming — I like these smaller more specialized meetings. As I say in my SHCY review, I found Ian Hacking’s keynote to be particularly enlightening (for those who missed it, this was an expanded version of his article in London Review of Books.] he shows a great deal of empathy towards parents of autistic children, and more importantly individuals with autism.

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