The 2011 Fifth International Conference of theSociety for the Study of Childhood in the Past
Child Labour in the Past Children as economic contributors and consumers
University of Cambridge
Friday 30th September - Sunday 2nd October 2011
The 2011 Autumn conference of the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past will be held in the University of Cambridge from Friday 30th September - Sunday 2nd October, when the theme will be Child Labour in the Past. As in previous years, the conference will include sessions addressing the conference and on other aspect of recent research into of children and childhood in the past.
In 2011, the themed sessions will bring together scholars from a wide range of academic disciplines including History, Archaeology, Literature, Sociology and Anthropology to consider different aspects of children and work in the past, including children as economic contributors, children as consumers, the impact on children and society of working in childhood, and changing attitudes to working children. The aim will be to advance cross-cultural knowledge and understanding of childhood and children in the past, and in particular on the nature and impact of work performed by, or for, children in the past.
Speakers are attending from three continents and papers will range across the world from prehistory to the modern day, with a particular focus on the nineteenth century.
In providing this opportunity for scholars of childhood to present their work to an international, interdisciplinary audience, the SSCIP Conference aims to widen knowledge and generate new perspectives on existing knowledge about childhood in the past and to stimulate new avenues for future research.
To find out more and to register for the conference, visit www.sscip.org.uk or contact Dr Carenza Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org : McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, Downing St, Cambridge CB2 3ER