SSCIP session on the osteoarchaeology of juveniles at the recent For the Love of Death conference, Philippines

Dr Simon Mays has just come back from a successful osteoarchaeology conference organised by the University of the Philippines. We share his comments about the conference and the SSCIP sponsored session. “Last week I attended a two-day conference in Manila, entitled ‘For the Love of Death: Human Osteoarchaeology in South-East Asia and the Pacific’, organised […]

Call for papers at the SSCIP Session at the European Association of Archaeologists Annual Conference – Vilnius, Lithuania – September 2016

Eileen Murphy and Grete Lillehammer invite papers to be considered for their SSCIP session on: Giving New Meaning to Cultural Heritage: The Old and the Young in Past Societies In archaeological studies of the past the humans in questions were often viewed as being adults in the prime of their lives and inadvertently male. Females […]

New Book on Care, Socialization and Play in Ancient Attica

Our SSCIP member, Maria Sommer, has a fascinating new book: Care, Socialization and Play in Ancient Attica: A Developmental Childhood Archaeological Approach By Maria Sommer and Dion Sommer Care, Socialization and Play in Ancient Attica scrutinizes in how infants and young children were nursed, cared for and socialized in the oikos (family unit). In what […]

Introducing our new Committee Members

We are delighted to welcome Lynne McKerr, Kirsty Squires, Sian Halcrow, Margarita Sanchez Romero and Ann Nehlin to the SSCIP committee! Ann is a researcher and lecturer at the Department of History at Stockholm University. She is working on a project concerning the transportation of Finnish children to Sweden during WWII which is funded by the Swedish […]

SSCIP at EAA 2016

Society members Eileen Murphy and Grete Lillehammer have been informed that their session proposal  ‘Giving New Meaning to Cultural Heritage: The Old and the Young in Past Societies’ has been provisionally accepted by the EAA Scientific Committee for the conference program 2016.

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 […]

Welcome to the Society for the Study of the Past

The Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past is an interdisciplinary society to promote all aspects of the study of childhood in the past. Childhood in the past is a new and growing discipline, incorporating archaeology, anthropology, history, art history, sociology, psychology and many other studies. Our range is global; our chronology runs […]