Session237
TitleBordering Adulthood: Adolescence and Youth in Times of Change, II
Date/TimeMonday 4 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
 
SponsorBritish Academy / Department of History, University College London
 
OrganiserEmily J. Ward, School of History, Classics, and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
 
Moderator/ChairClaudia Wittig, Institut für Geschichte, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
 
Paper 237-a Growing Vikings: Enculturation, Precocious Youths, and Puppet Princes
(Language: English)
Caitlin Ellis, School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Index Terms: Daily Life; Education; Language and Literature - Scandinavian; Social History
Paper 237-b 'Je ne li apartieng': Adolescence and Aspects of Belonging, c. 1050 - c. 1250
(Language: English)
Emily J. Ward, School of History, Classics, and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Daily Life; Social History
Paper 237-c Wrestling with Pedagogy: A Kinaesthetic Perspective on the Education of Princes
(Language: English)
Craig Hambling, Department of History, Classics & Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London
Index Terms: Education; Gender Studies; Language and Literature - Latin; Rhetoric
 
AbstractAdolescence and youth were formative times of change in medieval society. Crisis, transformation, and growth could be very real aspects of young people's lived experience, but they were also central elements in contemporary representations of adolescence and youth, as found in a variety of exemplary stories, literary and performative narratives, historical texts, and didactic works. Moreover, structural changes within medieval communities, cultures, and institutions could also impress themselves with particular strength on those navigating the borders of adulthood. The relationship between youth and change was complicated and multifaceted, as this panel shows by examining aspects of education, enculturation, and belonging within noble and princely environments between the 11th and 13th centuries.