IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1112: Approaches to Youth and Age in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

Wednesday 13 July 2005, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity, University of Birmingham
Organiser:Christopher P. Callow, Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity, University of Birmingham
Moderator/Chair:Dawn Hadley, Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield
Paper 1112-aTransitions to Adulthood in Late Antiquity
(Language: English)
Lisa Alberici, Postgraduate Office, Historical Studies, College of Arts and Law, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Education, Gender Studies, Hagiography
Paper 1112-bInfant Burial and the Early Church in Anglo-Saxon England
(Language: English)
Sally Crawford, Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Mentalities
Paper 1112-cTransitions to Adulthood in Medieval Iceland
(Language: English)
Christopher P. Callow, Institute of Archaeology & Antiquity, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Scandinavian
Abstract

Using three distinctly different periods and a variety of types of evidence, this session aims to examine how childhood and youth were perceived in Western Europe between c. 300 and c. 1300. Lisa Alberici’s paper addresses the reception and adaptation of Greek thought systems on youth in a late Roman Christian milieu. Sally Crawford will elucidate the ideas behind the burial of children in seventh-century England. Chris Callow will take an interdisciplinary approach to youth in early Icelandic society.