In Memoriam: Madelyn (Micki) Iris, PhD

Submitted by Rebecca Berman, Margaret Perkinson, Robert Schrauf, and Ellen Ziegemeier   Madelyn (Micki) Iris PhD, FSfAA, FGSA, passed away on January 7, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois at age 73 after having been diagnosed with cancer in 2017.  Micki received her BA in English from Northwestern University, MA in Medieval Studies from University of Toronto, […]

Anthropology & Aging Co-Editor Application Deadline Extended

  Search for Co-Editor at Anthropology & Aging (deadline extended) Anthropology & Aging (A&A, ISSN 2374-2267; https://anthro-age.pitt.edu/) seeks a co-editor to work with our current editor, Henrik Hvenegaard Mikkelsen, to guide and implement the vision of the journal’s future. The position is a 2-year term. Starting date is negotiable, but we are eager to fill […]

As visiting restrictions continue, elders in Danish plejehjem are experiencing a ‘stolen spring’

By Amy Clotworthy, Center for Healthy Aging (CEHA), University of Copenhagen (Denmark) First published in 1940, Hans Scherfig’s The Stolen Spring (Det Forsømte Forår) is both a satirical crime novel and a wry social commentary. Through his description of a school’s sociocultural dynamics and how administrators handle the murder of a teacher, Scherfig pointedly criticises particular […]

It takes two to tango

By Miriam Verhage, Lucia Thielman, Lieke de Kock, Jolanda Lindenberg This blog post is based on a phone-based qualitative interview project in the Netherlands. During April 2020, we interviewed 59 seniors about their experiences during the COVID-19 crisis and their views on the portrayal of senior adults in the national media. The participants were between […]

Aging and Social Justice:  A slow-motion virtual conference

By Celeste Pang, University of Toronto As we have all seen, COVID-19 has been a tip of an iceberg, exposing deep layers of social stratification and inequities. From the mass deaths in long-term care and nursing homes and exposure of the working conditions of care workers, to Black Lives Matter demonstrations and the violent responses […]

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