Children’s literature and material culture is packed with scientific stories, characters and learning. Fiction writers, artists and designers turn to science for inspiration; likewise science writers are drawn to storytelling and fictional representations to communicate the work of scientists.

This interdisciplinary project seeks to explore the intersections between historical and contemporary children’s literature and culture and scientific knowledge and communication.

Studying these crossovers promises significant rewards for promoting interdisciplinary understanding between humanities, sciences, and social sciences. These issues concern writers, artists, educators and readers as well as scholars.