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090087 SE Children and Childhood in Late Antiquity. Sources and material evidence (2019S)

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 9 - Altertumswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 15 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 14.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 21.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 04.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 11.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 02.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 09.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 16.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 23.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 06.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG
Thursday 27.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum d. Inst. f. Klassische Archäologie Franz-Klein-Gasse 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The seminar intends to discuss Children and childhood in the period of Late Antiquity with particular attention to status, education, daily life and relation to adults. These aspects will be viewed from the perspective of material and visual cultures, sources as for example the Protoevangelium of James, hagiographic texts and Monks lives etc. will be also considered. The place and the significance of children in the society will be glimpsed through an analytic reconstruction of daily life, education, relations with family, and religious life with the aid of clothing, adornments, amulets, toys, games and epigraphy with special focus on the basin of the Mediterranean from Rome, to Asia Minor, Palestine, Greece and Coptic Egypt.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students will be required to choose a theme for a presentation and must submit a written text at the end.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

regular and active participation 40% - presentation 30% - paper to be submitted at the end 30%
Participation is required and only missing two lectures is allowed.

Examination topics

Reading list

Bibliography

Primary Sources
The History of the Monks in Egypt, c. AD 400 ( Festugière, A.-J. (ed.) 1961. Historia Monachorum in Aegypto (Subsidia Hagiographica 34). Bruxelles: Société des Bollandistes).
Theodoret of Cyrrhus, AD 440s. Religious History (Canivet, P. and Leroy-Molinghen, A. (eds.) 1977–79. Théodoret de Cyr. Histoire des moines de Syrie vol. I–II (Sources chrétiennes 234 et 257). Paris: Cerf).
Theodoret of Cyrrhus, AD late 440’s. The Church History (Parmentier, L. (ed.) 1998. Theodoret. Kirchengeschichte (Die griechischen christlichen Schriftsteller der ersten Jahrhunderte, n.f. vol. 5). Berlin: Akademie Verlag).
Gerontius, c. AD 450. The Life of Melania the Younger (Gorce, D. (ed.) 1962. Vie de Sainte Mélanie (Sources chrétiennes 90). Paris: Cerf).

Secondary Literature
R. Aasgaard, Children in antiquity and early Christianity: Research history and central issues. Familia 33 (2006), 23–46.
R. Aasgaard, Uncovering children’s culture in Late Antiquity: The testimony of the Infancy Gospel of Thomas, pp. 1–28 in Horn, C. B. and Phenix, R. (eds.), Children in Late Ancient Christianity. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2009.
D. Alexandre-Bidon and D. Lett, Les Enfants au Moyen Age Ve-XVe Siècles. Paris: Hachette 1997.
D. Ariantzi, Kindheit in Byzanz: Emotionale, geistige und materielle Entwicklung im familiären Umfeld vom 6. bis zum 11. Jahrhundert, De Gruyter 2012.
C. Hennessy, Images of children in Byzantium, Farnham: Ashgate 2008.
C. B. Horn, Children as pilgrims and the cult of Holy Children in the early Syriac tradition: The cases of Theodoret of Cyrrhus and the child-martyrs Behnām, Sarah, and Cyriacus. ARAM Periodical 19 (2007), 439–62.
C. B. Horn, Raising martyrs and ascetics: A diachronic comparison of educational rolemodels for early Christian children, pp. 293–316 in Horn, C. B. and Phenix, R. (eds.), Children in Late Ancient Christianity. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2009.
P. Katz, Educating Paula: A proposed curriculum for raising a 4th-century Christian infant, pp. 115–27 in Cohen, A. and Rutter, J. (eds.), Constructions of Childhood in Ancient Greece and Italy (Hesperia Supplement 41). Princeton: ASCSA Publications 2007.
A. Papaconstantinou, A.M. Talbot (eds), Becoming Byzantine: children and childhood in Byzantium, Washington, D.C. : Dumbarton Oaks 2009.
S. Katajala-Peltomaa, V. Vuolanto, Children and Agency: Religion as Socialisation in Late Antiquity and the Late Medieval West, Childhood in the Past, 4:1 (2011), 79-99
C.A. Marinescu, S.E. Cox, R. Wachter, Paideia’s Children: Childhood Education on a Group of Late Antique Mosaics, in A. Cohen and J.B. Rutter (eds), Constructions of Childhood in Ancient Greece and Italy, Athens 2007, pp. 101-114.
V. Vuolanto, Faith and religion, pp. 133–51, 203–6 in Harlow, M. and Laurence, R. (eds.), A Cultural History of Childhood and Family, Vol. 1, Antiquity. Oxford: Berg 2010.

Association in the course directory

Anrechenbar: im Fachbereich Frühchristliche/Spätantike Arch.
im BA: nicht anrechenbar!
im MA: SM A, SM B;

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