The Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past was founded in 2007 in response to a growing awareness of the invisibility of children in archaeological discourse.
Officially launching with the first annual conference in Oxford, UK and the publication of the first edition of its journal Childhood in the Past, the Society has continued to flourish, attracting an ever-increasing international membership.
Our members are truly interdisciplinary, exploring aspects of childhood in the past and present through the lens of historical, archaeological, ethnographic, literary, and philosophical research.
We are an active and engaging Society, holding an annual conference, sponsored workshops and symposia, and outreach events.
Membership with the Society brings many benefits and opportunities to get involved – see our Membership page for further information.