Call for Papers – Locus Ludi International Conference, Fribourg University, June 22-24, 2021

A call for papers has now been released for the the Locus Ludi International Conference “Toys as Cultural Artefacts in Ancient Greek and Roman Cultures: Anthropological and Material Approaches“. Organised by the ERC Locus Ludi research team, the conference will be held at Fribourg University, with options to attend in person or remotely. See below […]

SSCIP sponsored session at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology

Post by Kirsty Squires and Esme Hookway Another year, another Society for American Archaeology (SAA) conference. This year the conference took place between 10th-14th April 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past (SSCIP) sponsored the “Health and Welfare of Children in the Past” session, organised by Esme […]

A summary of the 11th annual conference of the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past at the Museum of Natural History in Vienna

The 11th annual conference of the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past was held from the 22nd – 24th September 2018 at the Museum of Natural History in Vienna, Austria. This awe-inspiring museum is world renowned for its collections and is home to the Venus of Willendorf. The theme of this year’s […]

The Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past Conference on familial relationships

The Family in Past Perspective: an Interdisciplinary Exploration of Familial Relationships Through Time Tuesday 20th to Thursday 22nd September 2016 – St. Chad’s College, Durham University Report by Conference Organisers: Rebecca Gowland and Ellen Kendall The 9th annual SSCIP Conference took place at St. Chad’s College, Durham University from the 20th – 22nd of September. The meeting […]

Finding interactions between the old and young in past societies – SSCIP sponsored session at EAA in Vilnius

Committee members Eileen Murphy and Grete Lillehammer are currently at the European Association of Archaeologists 22nd Annual Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, chairing a  SSCIP sponsored session “Giving New Meaning to Cultural Heritage – The Old and the Young in Past Societies”. Eileen tells me, “Since older members of society, particularly grandparents, can play such an […]

EAA conference

EAA conference Current Approaches to Archaeological Juvenile Burials [Session ID: R17] Melie Le Roy and Eileen Murphy Juvenile interments are frequently discovered within a variety of funerary and domestic contexts. Each burial has its own form; the body is positioned in a particular manner and they are sometimes associated with funerary goods and the remnants […]

Registration for the 8th International Conference now open!

Registration for the 8th International Conference at DePaul University, Chicago September 11-13 2015 is now open! This year’s theme is The Ideal Child: Presentation, Representation, and Commemoration. As in previous years, the conference will include sessions and presentations that address the conference theme, as well as others that focus on aspects of recent research into […]