New Publication – The Family in Past Perspective – discount available for a limited time!

We are pleased to announce the publication of a new book edited by Ellen Kendall and Ross Kendall focusing on families in the past. Developing out of the 9th Annual SSCIP Conference held in Durham, UK in 2016, The Family in Past Perspective integrates interdisciplinary perspectives from archaeology, history, art history, and bioarchaeology to contextualise the […]

SSCIP Annual Conference – University of Otago, New Zealand 2021 – Call for Papers

Abstract submission for the 13th Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past (SSCIP) is now open! The conference, hosted by Associate Professor Siân Halcrow of the University of Otago, New Zealand, will be held on the 25th to 28th October 2021. The conference theme this year is – The […]

Conference Programme – Locus Ludi International Conference, Fribourg University, June 22-23, 2021

Upcoming event – please click the link below to download the Locus Ludi International Conference “Toys as Cultural Artefacts in Ancient Greek and Roman Cultures: Anthropological and Material Approaches” conference programme. This event is hosted by the ERC Locus Ludi research team, and all those interested can subscribe for the Skype link by writing to [email protected]

Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past Biannual Lecture, May 2021 – Now available online!

On the 18th May 2021, SSCIP hosted its first online biannual lecture. Our first guest speaker was Creighton Avery (McMaster University) with their talk ‘Gendered Childhood Diets: An Analysis of Dietary Stable Isotopes in Tooth Dentine in Roman Gaul‘ A link to the presentation can now be found here, and please consider subscribing to our […]

SSCIP Biannual Lecture by Creighton Avery (McMaster University)

Report by Dr Ellen Kendall After a very quiet 2020, SSCIP held its first online Biannual Lecture of 2021 on Tuesday 18th May, welcoming Creighton Avery from McMaster University, Canada. Creighton is currently a PhD candidate researching biological and social elements of coming of age in the Roman Empire. For the biannual lecture, she presented […]

Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past Biannual Lecture – Tuesday 18th May 2021

The Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past are delighted to announce the first online biannual lecture of 2021! It is free to attend, and will be held virtually on Tuesday 18th May 2021, 2pm-3pm (GMT). Our first guest speaker will be Creighton Avery (McMaster University) who will be exploring Roman childhood diet […]

SSCIP Monograph by Katharina Rebay-Salisbury and Doris Pany-Kucera – Ages and Abilities – featured on ÖAI Book Lounge

The ninth volume in the SSCIP monograph series – Ages and Abilities – has been featured on the Austrian Archaeological Institute’s Book Lounge. Edited by Katharina Rebay-Salisbury and Doris Pany-Kucera, it explores social responses to childhood stages from the late Neolithic to Classical Antiquity in Central Europe and the Mediterranean. It is available now in print and open […]

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 […]

Online resources on infant and child bioarchaeology for teachers and students — The Bioarchaeology of Childhood | Sian Halcrow

There is an increasing number of online imaging resources and software useful for the bioarchaeology of infant and children. These resources are of particular use for teaching. Online Imaging Resources and Software Gwen Robbins Schug from Appalachian State University (US) has developed Osteological Teaching Resources, which features a growing collection of 3D scans of human […] […]