The Child in Medieval Scandinavia Challenging the Ariès Thesis

Join the Department of Scandinavian and History for a lecture by Professor Emerita Eva Österberg, Lund University.

Respondent: Professor Emerita Paula Fass, UC Berkeley Department of History

Eva Österberg is a scholar of the middle ages, and the early modern period, but her works also include the 19th and 20th centuries. She is particularly interested in Norbert Elias´ concept of a civilizing process, Aron Gurevitj ´s ideas about medieval mentality, Philippe Ariès on childhood, and William Reddy and Barbara Rosenwein on emotions.

Reception to follow.

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