Research Fellowship Opportunity

Below is a message from Sanna Lipkin on a research project being advertised on the topic of childhood in the past:

“Interested in childhood in the past and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship at the University of Oulu?

Archaeology Research Unit at the University of Oulu, Finland, is looking for candidates to apply for a Marie Curie fellowship in project “Daily and afterlife of children (1500–1900): New perspectives in identifying childhood in the past”. If you are eligible, have a great research idea and would like to work with us, please check out ( and contact Sanna Lipkin.

Archaeology at the University of Oulu is small but dynamic research unit. We specialize in northern archaeology with special emphasis on bioarchaeology, cultural heritage, and archaeology of the modern world. Archaeology at the University of Oulu is an excellent research environment for working on these topics, with necessary research infrastructure and internationally active research staff.

Short project description is as follows (

Daily and afterlife of children (1500–1900): New perspectives in identifying childhood in the past

Faculty of Humanities

The project regenerates archaeological childhood studies through examining the status of children between 1500 and 1900. These will be approached through application of theories of emotions, performance and identity research.

Research topics:

1  Finding children’s voices in the archaeological materials from burials and settlement contexts,

2  Studying socialization of children based on historical sources such as probate inventories, mill, and school records,

3  Analysing the nutrition and health of the past children and discussing breastfeeding patterns.

More information:

Sanna Lipkin,

Academy Research Fellow


University of Oulu, Finland

Research Assistant Professor

Department of Anthropology

SUNY at Buffalo, US