Children & Heritage: A colloquium

Children & Heritage: A colloquium 

Centre for the History of Childhood with the National Trust Partnership  

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A 2 Day colloquium from the Centre for the History of Childhood Day and the National Trust Partnership, University of Oxford 30 June - 1 July 2022.

Please follow this link to view recordings of the Children & Heritage colloquium.

The programme explored children’s interactions with history and heritage in the past, young people’s engagement with heritage today, the inclusion of children’s voices and lives within historic spaces and exhibitions, and historic collections related to children’s lives and experiences.  

Keynote papers were presented by Caro Howell (Direct of the Foundling Museum) and Professor Susan A. Miller (Rutgers University) in addition to contributions from a range of academics and heritage and museum professionals from around the world.  

Day One

Day 1 Watch on YouTube here

Day 2



Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4



You can download the colloquium programme here

The Centre for the History of Childhood aims to promote the study of children, youth and childhood in the past through supporting research within and beyond Oxford, fostering a community of researchers and sharing new research through public engagement activity. 

The National Trust Partnership is an award-winning collaboration between the University of Oxford and the National Trust which creates new opportunities for interdisciplinary research, knowledge exchange, public engagement with research and training beyond institutions and beyond. 

 The TORCH Heritage Programme aims to enable ambitious and mutually beneficial partnerships that connect Oxford’s world-leading expertise with the UK and international Heritage Sector.