Agenda for Committee Meeting, 28.1.2017 and Minutes of the AGM, 21.9.2016

Agenda: Committee Meeting, 12.00, Saturday, 28th January 2017

Babington Room, Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Matters arising
  3. President’s business
  4. Treasurer’s report
  5. Membership Secretary’s Report
  6. Journal: Editor’s and Review Editor’s Report
  7. Monograph Series Report
  8. Media Officer’s Report
  9. Webpage Officer’s Report
  10. Student Development Officer’s Report
  11. Outreach Officer’s report
  12. Conferences
  13. Election of new members to the Committee
  14. Any other business
  15. Date of Next Meeting


Membership Secretary’s Report

Treasurer’s Report

Monograph Series: New Proposal

Request for small grant

Conference 2017 – update

Social Media Report

Minutes of the AGM

16.20, Wednesday, 21st September, 2016, St Chad’s College, Durham

The meeting opened with a presentation of the Society’s activities over the year by the SSCIP committee. It has been a busy year for the Society, which has sponsored sessions at conferences in Manila, Durham, Vilnius and Orlando.

The Monograph Series continues to thrive, with several volumes approved by Oxbow and in the pipeline: 19th Century Childhood (ed. Jane Eva Baxter), Eqyptian Childhood (Nichola Harrington), and Child’s Play (ed. Mary Clare Martin).

The Society’s Outreach Officer reported on a number of activities, and highlighted the forthcoming event to mark the last day of the ‘Archaeology of Childhood’ Exhibition at Cambridge Archaeology and Anthropology Museum in 2017, at which she hopes the Society will be represented. The question of the Society producing teaching resources on the archaeology of childhood for school teachers was raised. The idea was favourably received, but no further action was agreed.

The International Conference for 2017 will be held in Mexico City, and will be organized by Hugo Perez. The event is still in preparation and further details will be posted in due course. It was agreed that the 2018 Conference will be held at Lincoln University, UK, and will be organised by Carenza Lewis.

Suggestions from the floor to take the Society into 2017:

  • live-streaming parts of the International Conference to build engagement with the Society for members who cannot travel to the conference, with perhaps a keyword for members to access the live-stream.
  • small grants to help students go to overseas conferences.
  • producing comprehensive bibliographies for the history of childhood
  • setting up a newsletter
  • encouraging all SSCIP members to subscribe to the SSCIP webpage