Author Archives: Mona Gleason

Forthcoming Article: “Avoiding the Agency Trap…..”

My latest article entitled  “Avoiding the Agency Trap: Caveats for Historians of Children, Youth, and Education,” will appear in a special issue of History of Education in the next few months. The issue focuses “Marginalized Children and Vulnerable Histories” and … Continue reading

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Spencer Foundation Grant and New Research Project

I’m delighted to be a recipient of a Spencer Foundation Grant for my latest research project entitled Families without Schools: Rurality and the Promise of Schooling in Western Canada, 1920s to 1960s. The project re-visits the family letters of the … Continue reading

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New Publication

My co-authored article with Claudia Diaz-Diaz is now available and we are pleased that this Hampton Grant-supported research is circulating! Claudia Diaz-Diaz, Claudia and Mona Gleason (2015) “The Land is My School: Children, History, and the Environment in the Canadian … Continue reading

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New Research and a Forthcoming Article in “Childhood”

My very latest research project is entitled “Families without Schools: Rurality, Remoteness, and the Promise of Schooling in Western Canada, 1900 to 1960.” In it, I return to the archival collection of the British Columbian Elementary Correspondence School Collection and … Continue reading

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Visiting Scholar, Linköping University, TEMA Barn

I am very pleased to be joining my colleagues in the Department of Thematic Studies, Child Studies (TEMA Barn) for the month of April. Bengt Sandin, Karin Zetterqvist Nelson, Johanna Sköld, and Judith Lind are all members of TEMA Barn, … Continue reading

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History of Children meets the History of Nursing

I’m very excited to be invited by Dr. Geertje Boschma from the Consortium for Nursing History Inquiry, School of Nursing at the University of British Columbia, to present to their Nursing History Symposium, on November 20th, 2014.  My talk will … Continue reading

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Work in Progress: How Adults Make Children Vulnerable

I’ve recently returned to an piece of writing that started out as a critique of sex education in Canada in the first five decades of the twentieth century and ended as something slightly different. I’ve entitled it “Constructing Vulnerability and … Continue reading

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Countdown to Vienna!

A second paper emerging from “The Land is My School” project (see more information about this project in my last blog entry) is coming together. I’ll present it at the European Social Sciences History Conference at the University of Vienna … Continue reading

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Upcoming Presentations of New Research

After some months of organizing a new research project entitled, “The Land is my School: Children and the Landscape in British Columbia’s Past and the Enrichment of Contemporary Environmental Learning,” I am about the embark on a some conference presentations. … Continue reading

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The Trouble with “Children’s Voices”

In a recent contribution to the Society for the History of Children and Youth’s (SHCY) blog, I suggest some caveats for historians regarding our (flawed?) search for “children’s voices” in our scholarship. Have we been self-reflexive enough about the theoretical, … Continue reading

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