Abstract deadline approaching – SSCIP Conference Durham September 2016

A message from the SSCIP 2016 conference organisers:
This is a reminder that the deadline for abstracts for the SSCIP conference is fast approaching (May 15th 2016). A final programme will be produced in June and emailed to members. We are delighted to announce the following keynote speakers:

Dr. Mary Lewis, Bioarchaeology, University of Reading
Professor Jane Humphries, Economic History, University of Oxford
Professor Helen Ball, Anthropology, Durham University
Professor Janice McLaughlin, Sociology, Newcastle University, “Kinship and Childhood Disability: Exploring Shared Memories of the Past and Present”

Please join us for a stellar line-up of interdisciplinary researchers on families in the past! B&B accommodation is available in St. Chad’s college subject to availability, so register for the conference and secure a booking directly through the college at your earliest opportunity to ensure availability (email: chads@dur.ac.uk). https://www.dur.ac.uk/archaeology/conferences/current/sscip2016/
We very much look forward to welcoming you to Durham!
With best wishes,
Becky and Ellen

SSCIP2016 Flyer

The Family in Past perspective: An interdisciplinary exploration of familial relationships through time.

Durham University, September 20-22, 2016

Family is a fundamental aspect of humanity, which can be defined as a community of care, cooperation, and shared resources. This may include not only multigenerational or nuclear families, but also single-parent families, monastic communities, and even long-term institutional settings such as workhouses and asylums. Such a conceptualisation of family allows exploration of the multifaceted roles and ties of family members beyond the traditionally-envisaged “domestic” sphere.

This interdisciplinary Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past conference aims to address issues such as intergenerational relationships, family economies, geographic mobility, institutional care, and health. Papers are sought from researchers working in all areas of social science (e.g. Anthropology, Archaeology, Geography) and the humanities (e.g. Art History, History, English, Philosophy, Economics) to contribute to a wider understanding of the term ‘family’ and the implications of family dynamics for children in the past.

Non-Members: Conference w/ dinner £110 Conference only £75
Members: Conference w/ dinner £90 Conference only £55


Abstracts of 250-300 words should be submitted to the organizing committee by May 15th:

Ellen Kendall e.j.kendall@durham.ac.uk or
Dr. Rebecca Gowland rebecca.gowland@durham.ac.uk