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Announcement Marsilius-Academy 2016

The Marsilius Kolleg of Heidelberg University will hold a academy from October 21-27, 2016 on the topic of


Early Childhood in Transition

Interdisciplinary perspectives


October 21 - 27, 2016

International Academic Forum in Heidelberg


Early childhood is a very decisive period for the rest of one’s life. As we now know, the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development of both children and adults is shaped by experiences in the first few years. Early childhood has become an exciting area of research with many questions cutting across disciplinary boundaries. In this respect, historians take into account different aspects than doctors, social scientists, economists, educators, or teachers do.


In the Marsilius Academy of 2016, we will bring together experts from several disciplines to discuss psychological, medical, historical, educational and economic research on early childhood. Through workshops, presentations and discussions participants will have the opportunity to learn about historical developments as well as recent research and open questions. Important key questions include: „How has early childhood changed in the post-war period? How should the observed changes be classified and evaluated and how do they compare across different countries. What are the future perspectives of early childhood education and research?”


Target Group

PhD students and young scientists from the natural and social sciences, humanities, and medicine, who are interested in an interdisciplinary exchange at the Marsilius-Academy.



International Academic Forum in Heidelberg



Applications will be taken until July 18, 2016.

Extended deadline: August 01, 2016

to online application



Christoph Dressler


Lina Girdziute

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