SSCIP 2016 conference programme announced – Durham University

The SSCIP 2016 conference programme has just been announced with an impressive line up of international speakers approaching the conference theme of the Family in Past Perspective from a range of perspectives.

Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past 2016

Programme Overview

Tuesday 20th September

11:00   Registration Opens (St. Chad’s College, Durham)

12:55   Welcome to SSCIP 2016 (Sally Crawford), St. Chad’s College

Session 1: Relative Needs: The Provision of Care and Resources within Families

Chair: Rebecca Gowland

13:00   Keynote: Professor Helen Ball (Durham University)

            Postpartum sleep deprivation—how do parents cope?

13:40   Margarita Sánchez Romero

Families’ technologies: what makes us stand together?

14:05   Sian Halcrow

The unborn: foetuses in bioarchaeology

14:30   Claire Hodson

Like Mother, Like Child: Investigating perinatal and maternal health stress in medieval and post-medieval London (14th-19th Century)

14:55   Mary Clare Martin

Grandparenting revisited: cross-generational relationships in the London hinterland, 1740-1870

15:20   Refreshments

15:50   Maria Sommer

Family constructions and adult-child relationships in the Ancient Athenian Oikos

16:15   Sandra Wheeler, Tosha Dupras, and Lana Williams

Entering the “Valley of Death”: Isotopic Evidence of Disruption in the Mother-Infant Nexus at Roman Period Kellis, Egypt

16:40   Maureen Carroll

            Seeking Divine Assistance in Matters of Family Continuity in Early Roman Italy

17:05   Ellen Kendall, Andrew Millard, and Rebecca Gowland

Mother-love in the time of malaria: endemic disease and parent-child relations in Britain

18:30   Evening Wine Reception (Tunstall Gallery, Durham Castle)

Wednesday 21st September

8:30     Registration Desk Open (St. Chad’s College)

Session 2: Between the Ideal and the Real: Image, Ideology, and the Past Family

Chair: Ellen Kendall

9:00     Keynote: Professor Jane Humphries (University of Oxford)

History from underneath: women and girls’ experience of the industrial revolution

9:40     April Nowell

Learning to See and Seeing to Learn: Children, Communities of Practice and Pleistocene Visual Cultures

10:05 Laura Bécares Rodríguez

Nuclear families in Prehistoric times? Discourses about families in the interpretation of the past

10:30   Refreshments

11:00   Suzanne Conway

            Post Rousseau: Visualizing the New Family

11:25   Jane Eva Baxter

The Rise of the Child Consumer and Interpretations of 19th-20th Century Domestic Sites

11:50   Sophie Newman

Best of Both Worlds? Child-care practices and child health within the English middle class family (18th -19th c.)

12:15   Sally Crawford and Katharina Ulmschneider

Children in the attic: a material culture of boredom?

12:40   Lunch

Session 3: Ties that Bind: Defining the Family

Chair: Sally Crawford

13:40   Keynote Speaker: Professor Janice McLaughlin (Newcastle University)

Kinship and Childhood Disability: Exploring Shared Memories of the Past and Present

14:20   Ann Nehlin

In the name of goodness: forgotten emotions and breakup of family-ties. Finnish children in Sweden during WWII

14:45   Daniel Justel

            Adoptive vs Biological Filiation? Family relationships in the Ancient Near East

15:10   Refreshments

15:40   John Burton

Slavery, Emancipation and the Construction of Family on San Salvador, The Bahamas

16:05   Felicity Cawley

Familial Relationships and Their Impact on Experiences of Childhood in Scotland, c. 1920-1970

16:30   AGM

19:30   Conference Dinner and Quiz (St. Chad’s College)

Thursday 22nd September

8:30     Registration Desk Open (St. Chad’s College)

Session 4: Separate Spheres? Para-Familial Engagement in the Wider World

Chair: Sian Halcrow

9:00     Keynote Speaker: Professor Mary Lewis (University of Reading)

‘Cutting loose’: families, ties and adolescence in medieval England

9:40     Dominic Birch

`She could not live in quiet nether with her mother nor her sister’: Family Disputes and Community Space in Early Modern England

10:05   Carenza Lewis

Archaeological evidence for the material culture of 19th century children within and removed from their families

10:30   Refreshments

11:00   Mark Guillon

The perception of family through the excavation and study of funerary samples from third millennium BC collective graves to modern cemeteries; can we produce evidence of familial influence?

11:25   Kori Filipek, Charlotte Roberts, Rebecca Gowland, Janet Montgomery, Jane Evans, and Julia Beaumont

            Institutional families: creating isotopic models of care in the medieval leprosarium

11:50   Rebecca Gowland, Anwen Caffell, Michelle Alexander, Leslie Quade, Malin Holst and Andrew Millard

Indentured: Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Pauper Apprentices in 19th Century England

12:15   Carrie Philip


12:40   Close

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