IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 318: The Materiality of Growing Up in Medieval Society

Monday 1 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages (CeSMA), University of Birmingham
Organiser:Miriam Müller, Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages, University of Birmingham
Moderator/Chair:Michael Evans, Faculty of Social Science, Delta College, Michigan
Paper 318-aThe Bioarchaeology of Children: Rural Life
(Language: English)
Mary Elizabeth Lewis, Department of Archaeology, University of Reading
Mary Elizabeth Lewis, Department of Archaeology, University of Reading
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Daily Life, Social History
Paper 318-bMaterial Culture of Children and Adolescents in the English Village
(Language: English)
Miriam Müller, Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages, University of Birmingham
Miriam Müller, Centre for the Study of the Middle Ages, University of Birmingham
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Daily Life, Economics - Rural, Social History
Abstract

Following growing interest in the History of Childhood and childhood studies, this sessions aims to engage with this year’s theme of ‘Materiality’ and bring together researchers working on the materiality of medieval childhood. One paper will look at primarily archaeological evidence in the form of grave goods, one will examine the bioarchaeology of childhood and a third will examine ways into material culture of village children through documentary and archaeological sources. The aim is therefore an interdisciplinary examination of the material experience of growing up in medieval society.