Encounters and Exchanges

The National School of Arts is delighted to host the 2019 biannual conference of the Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY), at our North Sydney campus.

The theme for the 2019 conference, Encounters and Exchanges, encourages exploration of the ways in which histories of children and youth are informed by local, regional and global connections. 

The 2019 conference will be the first time the SHCY’s Biannual Conference has been held in the southern hemisphere. The program includes papers by researchers from across Australia, New Zealand and Asia, as well as many travelling from Europe, North America and South America.

We are looking forward to a dynamic event which will showcase the work of leading scholars in the field from across the world.



June 26-28, 2019

Start date

26 June 2019

End date

28 June 2019




Registration for presenters and other program participants is now open. 

Before registering, you will need to have a membership of the SHCY that covers the dates of the conference (26-28 June, 2019). 

If your membership already covers the conference period, you can look up your membership number by logging in to your SHCY profile here.

Look up your membership here

If you need to join the society or renew your membership, you can do so here (and then login to your profile to get your membership number): 

Renew your membership or Join 

Register for the conference


Conference participants are responsible for booking their own accommodation.

ACU North Sydney does not have on-campus accommodation, however there are a range of accommodation options in North Sydney, all within easy walking distance of the campus.

The following businesses are now open for June 2019 bookings:

There is also a range of accommodation options in central Sydney for people who prefer the experience of staying in the heart of Australia’s largest city. These are an easy train trip and short walk away from the ACU North Sydney campus.

The following businesses are now open for June 2019 bookings:

The following business is not yet taking bookings but expects to have apartments available for booking closer to the conference date:

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