Cotsen sponsors conference on children in early Europe, April 18-20
Posted April 12, 2002; 03:25 p.m.
A conference titled "Seen and Heard: The Place of the Child in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1850" is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, April 18-20, in the Convocation Room/Staff Lounge at the Engineering Quadrangle.
Sponsored by the Cotsen Children's Library , the event will feature 17 internationally-recognized scholars exploring how the figure of the child -- and actual children -- were central to the articulation of important philosophical, political, religious and cultural aspirations in early modern Europe. Topics that will be addressed include innocence, socialization, the acquisition of knowledge and innovations in teaching, as well as the consideration of children's status, experience and activities.
Sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Registration at the door is $35 ($15 for students). For more information, contact Eric Johnson at 258-1148. Visit the conference Web site for program information and abstracts of the papers.
Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601