The British School at Rome
Thursday 17 May 2018
To celebrate the establishment of the Sheffield Centre for the Archaeology of Childhood a year ago, the British School at Rome will host Maternitas in Classical Antiquity, 17 May 2018.
This conference aims to deepen our historical, archaeological, and anthropological understanding of maternity in the Greek, Roman, and Late Antique periods. Scholars from different disciplines will focus on the maternal body and the validation of women’s physical, social, and gendered experiences of childbearing in the Classical world. Papers explore themes such as conception and pregnancy, fertility and fertility-related cult practices, health risks to mother and baby, childbirth, and mother-infant relationships.
This event is free of charge, however if you would like to be included in the catering (tea/coffee, lunch, evening reception), there will be a cost of £22.50.
If you wish to attend the conference, please complete the registration form on the University of Sheffield Online Store. Payment of £22.50 for refreshments is also made through this link.
Places are limited. The maximum number of conference attendees is 40 (including speakers).
The conference is sponsored by the Department of Archaeology and by the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past (SSCIP).
For queries please contact:
Prof. Maureen Carroll, email@example.com
Rebecca Flemming, Cambridge
Medicine, Gender and Procreative Failure in the Ancient World
Olympia Bobou, Aarhus
Seeking Fertility in Greek Sanctuaries: Mothers as Dedicators
Maureen Carroll, Sheffield
Fertility Cults and Women as Cult Participants in Early Roman Italy
Rebecca Gowland, Durham
Concepts of the Infant-Mother Nexus and Bodily Boundaries in the Roman Empire
April Pudsey, Manchester
Experiences of Mothers and Infants in Roman Egypt: The Papyrus Evidence
Tim Parkin, Melbourne
Birth Spacing. Demographic Control or a Reflection of Roman Maternal Health?
Sandra Wheeler, Orlando
Miscarriages in Late Roman Egypt: The Bioarchaeological Evidence
Katie Hemer, Sheffield
Macro and Micro Migrations in Post-Roman Britain and the Impact on Mothers and Families