The Charitable Child: Children and Philanthropy in the Nineteenth Century

ARC, DECRA, Research Project
ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award 2014-2016

This project reconceptualises the relationship between children and philanthropic institutions in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by foregrounding the role of children as active supporters of philanthropic enterprises. Despite numerous charitable campaigns in the British and colonial periodical press aimed at children, little has been done to explore how and why children became sympathetic towards others. This project explores how children operated as agents of philanthropy within imperial, missionary, and national confines and focuses on the implications of race and gender in the development of charitable activities.

Project by

Kristine Moruzi