School of History, Classics & Archaeology

'Child slavery in the Roman empire'. An international conference, 16-18 June

This conference brings together scholars working on slavery and childhood to explore the role and extent of child slavery in the Roman Empire. The enslavement of children is well documented in the Roman evidence. Yet, there has been little cross-disciplinary and comparative study of the diverse and rich evidence for enslaved children as well as the enslavement of minors more broadly in the Roman world. As a result, while several studies have tackled specific individual aspects of the evidence for Roman child slavery, the role of child slavery in the Roman slave system has even been seen as inconsequential. This conference will focus on the Roman imperial period to explore a wide range of evidence, approaches and topics in the study of Roman child slavery to test the hypothesis that child slavery was a central element of Roman slaving.

Conference organiser

Dr Ulrike Roth (u.roth@ed.ac.ukwww.shca.ed.ac.uk/academic/uroth)

Registration and fee rubrics

The registration free includes light refreshments on all conference days, sandwich lunches on 17 and 18 June, as well as snacks at the conference receptions on 16 and 17 June. There will be a range of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available for the lunches. If you have any other particular dietary requirements, please contact us to see if we can accommodate these.

Full participant (16, 17, 18 June): £50

Full student/unwaged participant/UoE staff (16, 17, 18 June): £35

Confirmed speakers include:

Bassir Amiri (Franche-Comté), Jean-Jacques Aubert (Neuchâtel), Maureen Carroll (Sheffield), Rebecca Flemming (Cambridge), Jennifer Glancy (Le Moyne), Judith Evans Grubbs (Emory), Catherine Heszer (SOAS), Christian Laes (Manchester), Myles Lavan (St. Andrews), Noel Lenski (Yale), April Pudsey (Manchester Met), and Tatjana Sandon (Edinburgh).

Additional information

Provisional schedule:

16 June: 15.00-19.00

17 June: 10.00-19.00

18 June: 10.00-15.00

 

This event is generously supported by the Leverhulme Trust and the School of History, Classics & Archaeology.

(Image: Sailko)

 

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'Child slavery in the Roman empire'. An international conference, 16-18 June

This conference brings together scholars working on slavery and childhood to explore the role and extent of child slavery in the Roman Empire.

Meadows Lecture Theatre, William Robertson Wing, Doorway 4, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG