Invitation to workshop at Aarhus University:


Children and books c. 1750-1850

Input and inspiration for future research



in History, Comparative Literature, Childhood Studies and related disciplines.


TIME: Thursday, 5 December 2019, 9:15-11:00

Venue: Richard Mortensen Stuen, Aarhus University (Studenterhuset, Nordre Ringgade 3, Bygn. 1422)


To provide inspiration for students who are or may contemplate writing an MA-thesis or PhD-dissertation related to “children and books” in the 18th or 19th centuries (and beyond).


Five researchers will make short presentations, based on recent research into books for children, and point to promising approaches, intriguing sources, and a variety of exciting problems and perspectives waiting to be investigated.

As part of and in between presentations, examples of children’s books and other sources will be presented, and there will be plenty of time for questions and brainstorming.


Matthew O. Grenby (Newcastle University), Courtney Weikle-Mills (Pittsburgh University), Charlotte Appel, Nina Christensen, Karoline Baden Staffensen (Aarhus University)


Please, register no later than 20 November


NB: We would like to recommend all participants to also attend the seminar “Children and books c. 1750-1850. Results and reflections from recent research Wednesday”, which takes place on the previous day, 4 December 2019, 13:00-16:30, at Mogens Zieler Stuen, Aarhus University.


For more information, contact: Assoc. prof. Charlotte Appel,

The School of Culture and Society - Department of History and Classical Studies - Nobelparken, Jens Chr. Skous vej 4 - 8000 - Aarhus -