20. September 2018 – 22. September 2018

SSCIP 2018

11th Annual International Conference Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past

The 11th Annual International Conference of the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past will be held from Thursday, 20. September 2018 to Saturday, 22. September 2018 at the Natural History Museum in Vienna. The conference aims to bring together scholars across multiple disciplines, in particular archaeology, physical and cultural anthropology.

The conference theme ‘Pregnancy, birth, early infancy and childhood: life’s greatest transitions in the past’ emerges from the ERC project ‘The Value of mothers to society: responses to motherhood and child rearing practices in prehistoric Europe’ hosted by the Institute of Oriental and European Archaeology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

The SSCIP Conference is open to further aspects of recent research into children and childhood in the past. It aims to broaden our knowledge about natural and cultural aspects of childhood in the past, stimulate discussions and foster collaboration between participants.