IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 812: Youth Is Rarely Pure, and Never Simpleā€¦

Tuesday 12 July 2005, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Nottingham
Organiser:Christina Lee, School of English, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:Robert A. Rouse, Department of English, University of British Columbia
Paper 812-aForever Young: Age and Artefacts in Early Anglo-Saxon England
(Language: English)
Christina Lee, School of English, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Archaeology - Sites, Daily Life, Language and Literature - Old English
Paper 812-bClergy in Childhood and Adolescence, c. 900-1200
(Language: English)
Julia Steuart Barrow, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Monasticism, Religious Life
Paper 812-cComing of Age in Lombard Italy
(Language: English)
Ross Balzaretti, Institute for Medieval Research, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Mentalities, Social History

This session will explore the definition of childhood vs youth/adolescence in early and late Anglo-Saxon England, and Lombard Italy. Christina Lee will look at the various way in which childhood and adolescence are marked out by grave goods in pagan Anglo-Saxon inhumations. Julia Barrow will look at evidence for earliest grades of ordination (such as tonsure) took place in Anglo-Saxon England. Ross Balzarettin examines the life-changing moment that defines the transition from child to adolescent in Lombard Italy and looks at traditions of such a concept.