End Conference, The Childhood History Project: Tiny Voices from the Past

What was it like to be a child in the past? What ideas did adults have about children and how did they treat them? All sessions are open to the public.

Section of Paolo Veronese - Portrait of Countess Livia da Porto Thiene and her Daughter Deidamia. Photo:  Paolo Veronese [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

  • What was it like to be a child for example in Antiquity or the Middle Ages? Or in Denmark-Norway in the 18th century?
  • Is it possible to know anything about how the children themselves experienced life?
  • And can such questions throw our present perceptions of children as human beings and childhood as a stage of life into relief?

These are among the topics of the many presentations at the end conference of the project “Tiny Voices from the Past”.

The project (2013–17) has been funded by the Research Council of Norway and the University of Oslo, and has involved more than fifty international scholars. At the conference, many of them will give examples of central results and publications from the project.

Full programme (PDF)

Programme overview

Wednesday, August 23

16.00-16.15 Welcome and light refreshments

16.15-18.30 Review session: Recent books from the project (Routledge 2017/2018)

19.00 Open, informal dinner

Thursday, August 24

09.00-09.30 General opening

09.30-12.20 Popular session: Short presentations of results from the project (esp. books)

12.20-13.00 Lunch and mingling

13.00-16.00 Scholarly presentations. State of the art and PhD projects.

18.30 Official dinner (by invitation only)

Friday, August 25

09.00–11.50 Scholarly papers, with questions and comments

11.35–11.50 Rounding off

12.00–13.30 Lunch/research seminar

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