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AAGE at #GSA2016: program highlights

Every few years, the Gerontological Society of America and the American Anthropological Association are scheduled for the exact same dates, and we have to make a difficult choice. A small contingent of anthropologists will be representing AAGE this year at #GSA2016, including Iveris Martinez who ends her tenure as President (but luckily stays around in […]

AAGE at #EASA2016

This was my first time attending the biennial meeting of the European Association of Social Anthropology, and with over 130 panels, laboratories, films screenings and events and some 1700 attendees from across Europe and the world, it didn’t fail to disappoint. It had all the breadth and excitement of the AAA meetings, but on a […]

Who Wouldn’t Want to Retire in Vancouver?: #SfAA2016 Conference Report

Vancouver is a beautiful city, often topping the list of best cities in the world to live and retire in. It is not surprising that this year’s SfAA meeting was the most well-attended ever. Quite a few of us interested in the anthropology of aging and life course issues were there. While gazing at the […]

AAGE symposium and networking at SfAA 2016, Vancouver

Join us Thursday, March 31st at 3:30–5:20pm for an AAGE Symposium on The Value of Applied Anthropology in Gerontology: Imagining Career Paths at the Intersection of Anthropology, Health, and Aging (co-sponsored by the Society for Medical Anthropology) at 76th Annual Society for Applied Anthropology Meeting to be held at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver located at […]

CFP: Evidencing the ageing process: An Anthropology of misfortune, (un)certainty, and risk (AAA 2016, Minneapolis)

If you’re interested please send in your abstract (max. 250 words) to Philip Kao and Jolanda Lindenberg (philip.y.kao@gmail.com, lindenbergj@gmail.com) before 8 April. Evidencing the ageing process: An Anthropology of misfortune, (un)certainty, and risk Organizers: Jolanda Lindenberg, PhD & Philip Y. Kao, PhD Despite a growing attention to the biomedical and demographic considerations regarding ageing, the uncertainties […]

Dementia and Everyday Life: Creative Approaches

7th April 2016, University of Manchester https://andybalmer.wordpress.com/2016/03/14/dementia-and-everyday-life-creative-approaches/ Understanding dementia and its entanglement with everyday life presents a conceptual and methodological challenge to a range of disciplines in the humanities, health and natural sciences. In this day of academic seminars, we explore some of the work being conducted in humanities and health research to examine this […]

CFP: Ageing in Europe: Beyond the Work-Centered Life Course? (14-16 September, Frankfurt)

In modern European societies, work has become a key aspect in both structuring individual lives as well as in determining socio-economic well-being. Looking at recent ‘active ageing’ reforms, it is intended to become an even more central aspect for older individuals. This work-centred perspective – that also has been reflected in ageing research – provides […]

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