Conference Examines Childhood, Family Relations in Middle Ages

Julieta Gonzalez
April 14, 2004

What: Conference: "Childhood and Family Relations in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age"

When: Conference Schedule: Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.;

Where: Conference Room of Special Collections in the University of Arizona Library

Cost: Students: $10/day; Non-students: $15/day

Among the 11 presenters on Friday is Marc Moser from Université de Nice, France who will discuss "The Deadly Conflict between Father and Son in the 'Song from Hildebrand,' with a Glimpse at Homer's Odysseus-Ulysses and Telemachus Relationship."

Saturday's portion includes 13 presenters, including Tracy Adams from the University of Auckland, New Zealand who will discuss "The Mother/Queen: A Medieval Paradigm of Motherhood."

Distinguished Professor of German studies Albrecht Classen says that the "the anthropological aspect of childhood and family in the past could be particularly appealing to a wider audience."

Classen, who organized the conference, says it is aimed at an academic audience, but the public also is invited to attend.


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