Children & Heritage: A colloquium

Two hands wearing blue nitrile gloves open a carton box which contains a doll. The doll is brunette and wears a red and beige dress and a beige lace shawl.

Unpacking treasures from the 18th century Doll's House at Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire. ©National Trust Images/Paul Harris.

The programme will explore 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 will be presented by Caro Howell (Director 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.

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

You can download the colloquium programme here.

Booking is essential. 

Lunch and refreshments provided.

Conference Convenors:

Oliver Cox, Jennifer Crane, Kathryn Gleadle, Siân Pooley, Alice Purkiss, Helen Sunderland


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.

Find out more about the National Trust Partnership here.

Found out more about the TORCH Heritage Programme here.