Upcoming Conference

Children playing games (Louvre)

Children in Antiquity: Perspectives and Experiences of Childhood in the Ancient Mediterranean

July 14-16, 2015
The Centre for Classical & Near Eastern Studies of Australia (CCANESA),
Madsen Building, F09
Eastern Avenue,
University of Sydney
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Conference Programme

Download the conference programme here.

Keynote Speaker

Professor Mark Golden,
Department of Classics,
University of Winnipeg

Ancient childhood studies comprise a developing and important field of scholarship, in which major advances are currently being made. This conference will constitute a major contribution to our understanding of the history and archaeology of children in the ancient Mediterranean by drawing together key international scholars working in the area. Papers will focus on three major geographical regions – Egypt, Greece and Italy – and will present a diachronic perspective from the Bronze Age to Byzantium, thereby producing a fertile forum for the discussion of cross-cultural and multi-temporal approaches to the children of antiquity.

Conference organisers

This event is free.
Conference attendance is open to academics, students, Ancient History high school teachers and interested members of the general public.

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Please contact Lesley Beaumont for further information.