Location: The Historical Archive of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Skoufa 45, Athens -- 18 March 2022

The international workshop “Meeting Children’s Needs, Worrying for the Young, Caring for the Old: Intersecting Historical Approaches of Age-based Welfare in 20th Century Europe” is co-organised by the Section of History, Department of History and Archaeology, NKUA, and “Who Cares in Europe?”


Friday, 18 March 2022

11.30 Reception

12.00 Welcome, Dimitris Pavlopoulos, Head of the Department of History and Archaeology

12.15 Panel A

Chair: Katerina Nikolaou, Director of the Section of History, Department of History and Archaeology

Clarisse Berthezène and Laura Lee Downs, “Who cares in Europe?” From the history of social protection to unpolitical politics

13.15 Lunch Break

14.30 Panel B

Chair: Dominika Gruziel, European University Institute

Pat Thane, Care for and by older people in Britain
Maria Papathanassiou, Beyond the welfare state: Some notes on child and elderly care in rural Austria during the first decades of the 20th century
Sally Alexander, The needs of the child in the making of the British Welfare State

15.30-16.00 Discussion, First Part

16:00 Coffee break

16:20 Panel C

Chair: Vangelis Karamanolakis, President of the Historical Archive, NKUA

Laura Lee Downs, “Our nursery school in Mattuglie will surely be a site of struggle”: Italia Redenta and the campaign for the souls (and tongues) of children in the Julian March, 1919- 1944
Efi Avdela and Dimitra Lampropoulou, Meeting children’s needs? Entangled aspects of the mixed economy of welfare in postwar Greece

17.00-18.00 Discussion, Second Part