Jill Shefrin

Senior Research Associate

BA (History), University of Toronto, 1977

MLS (Library Science), University of Toronto, 1979

Research Interests:
Printed ephemera for children in Britain in the long 18th century and its use in educational practice; the education of girls in the same period; the bibliography of juvenile ephemera and early children’s books

The Dartons: Publishers of Educational Aids, Pastimes & Juvenile Ephemera, 1787-1876 (2009)

Educating the Child in Enlightenment Britain: Beliefs, Cultures, Practices. Co-edited with Mary Hilton (2009)

‘Such Constant Affectionate Care’: Lady Charlotte Finch, Royal Governess to the Children of George III (2003)

Exhibition catalogues:
‘Ingenious Contrivances’: Table Games & Puzzles for Children. A catalogue based on an exhibition at the Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books (1996)

‘The Box of Delights’: 600 Years of Children’s Books. An exhibition catalogue (1995)

‘A Quick Wit & a Light Hand’: Design Movements & Children’s Books, 1880-1910. An exhibition catalogue co-authored with Dana Tenny (1993)

Articles & book chapters: see c.v.

Awards, Affiliations, Personal Interests, etc.:
Justin G. Schiller Prize (Bibliographical Society of America) 2010

F.J. Harvey Darton Award (Children’s Books History Society) 2010

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

Associate Fellow, Centre for the Study of Play & Recreation, University of Greenwich

Course tutor, Children’s Book History, London Rare Books School, Institute of English, University of London

Jill Shefrin