What Kids Can't Do: Youth, Historical Agency, and Authority
This event is presented by the Wolf Humanities Center and co-sponsored by the Department of History.
Can children or adolescents make rational choices? To what extent do they have agency or the ability to shape their own circumstances or destinies? Join leading historians Abosede George and Sarah Maza, in conversation with Penn’s Mia Bay, for a discussion about childrens’ lives in different parts of the world and in different eras, as well as how to think about the role of children in history more generally.
- Abosede George, Associate Professor of History, Barnard College and Columbia University
- Sarah Maza, Jane Long Professor in the Arts and Sciences and Professor of History Northwestern University
- Mia Bay, Roy F. and Jeanette P. Nichols Professor of American History, School of Arts & Sciences