CSPSCentre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies

Childhood and Education: a view from the past


Childhood and Education: a view from the past

hosted by The University of Nottingham and the Municipality of Sparti

17th -19th September 2010
Venue: The Central Public Library of Sparti, Greece

'A rattle is suitable for children in their infancy and education is a rattle for older children'
—Aristotle Pol. 8.1340b26

The Fourth Annual Conference of the Society will bring together scholars from diverse disciplines to discuss childhood and education in the past. We call for a majority of papers on recent research on any aspect of childhood in the past as well as on the specific topic of the education of children in the past.

Papers on girls’ education, immigrants’ education, the education of slave children and education in medieval times are particularly welcome. A session will be devoted to Spartan and ancient Greek education.

The official language of the Conference is English.

Keynote address by Professor Jan Bremmer (University of Groningen) on‘The Initiation Rites of Spartan Girls’ Conference


  • Dr Chrysanthi Gallou (University of Nottingham, UK) Chrysanthi.Gallou@nottingham.ac.uk
  • Ms Metaxia Papapostolou (University of Peloponnese, Greece)
  • in collaboration with

The Municipality of Sparti – The Cultural Centre of Sparti
The Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies, University of Nottingham
Central Public Library of Sparta
The Koumantareios Gallery- Annexe of the National Gallery of Greece
Hellenic Ministry of Education- General State Archives, Archives of Laconia

Prof. Steve Hodkinson to be honored with the title of Honorary Citizen of Sparti on the first day of the conference.The Conference will be complemented by book displays and art exhibitions.

Please complete the registration form and return it no later than 19 August 2010 to

The Municipality of Sparti will host a reception following the official opening of the Conference on Friday 17 September and the Conference Dinner on Saturday 18 September 2010.

More information about the Society and the Conference is available at http://www.sscip.org.uk/



Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies

University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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