Exhibitions/May 26, 2015

Children in Antiquity

Children in Antiquity: Perspectives and Experiences of Childhood in the Ancient Mediterranean, The Centre for Classical & Near Eastern Studies of Australia (CCANESA), University of Sydney, June 14–16, 2015

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.