The Society for the Study of
Childhood in the Past

An interdisciplinary society to promote all aspects of the study of childhood in the past. Childhood in the past is a growing discipline, incorporating archaeology, anthropology, history, art history, sociology, psychology and many other studies.

Our range is global; our chronology runs from the beginning of human society to last week.

To acknowledge society’s behaviour towards children is to reveal the understanding and explanation of cultural reproduction and transformation at the innermost core of human history

Grete Lillehammer

We are an active, inclusive Society.

We have a Journal, Childhood in the Past, an annual International Conference, and a Monograph Series. We support research in the discipline, graduate studies and related events with small grants.

Join the Society

Membership of the Society brings with it a copy of the Society’s journal, including online access to the current issue and all back-issues, reduced fees for the annual conference, and an introduction to a wide network of researchers interested in Childhood in the Past.

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