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 […] […]

The Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past team up with the Young Archaeologists’ Club and English Heritage to deliver juvenile osteology training sessions

Saturday 29th February 2020 was a very busy day for the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past. The society teamed up with the Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC, Council for British Archaeology) and English Heritage to deliver an outreach session for 14-25 year olds as part of the ‘Shout Out Loud’ project in […]

Raising girls and boys in early China — The Bioarchaeology of Childhood | Sian Halcrow

Analysing 2500-year-old teeth has thrown open a window onto life and gender inequality during Bronze Age China. The University of Otago-led research has cast light on breastfeeding, weaning, evolving diets and the difference between what girls and boys were eating, lead researcher Dr. Melanie Miller, a postdoctoral fellow in the University of Otago’s Department of […] […]

Call for papers: EAA 2020 Budapest, Hungary – Session 281: The Archaeology of Baptism in Early Modern Europe.

Please see below for a session being organised at the European Association of Archaeologists’ annual conference which is taking place in Budapest from 26-30 August 2020. The session organisers are Eileen Murphy and Colm Donnelly (Queen’s University Belfast), Mark Guillon (Université de Bordeaux) and Émilie Portat (Direction de l’archéologie, Chartres Métropole). The deadline for submission […]

Osteoarchaeology Training for 14-25 year olds

The Council for British Archaeology is partnering with English Heritage and The Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past  (SSCIP) to deliver a free event, tailored for 14-25 year-olds. The half-day training session will provide the opportunity to learn about the children who lived in medieval Barton, through an examination of their skeletal remains, excavated from the environs of St Peter’s […]