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CALL FOR ENTRIES: AVA 2021 BEST VISUAL ETHNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL AWARD

CALL FOR ENTRIES: AVA 2021 BEST VISUAL ETHNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL AWARD ADDRESSING AGING AND THE LIFE COURSE AGENET, AAGE and VANEASA are inviting anthropological works which through the employment of visual methods address the issues surrounding aging and the life course in creative ways, offering new modes of engagement and understanding.The jury will award up to […]

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Call for additional contributions: “The Age of COVID-19” series

Dear colleagues, Here’s hoping that you and yours are keeping safe and well. And hoping also that you have seen and appreciated the eight installments (so far) in the “Age of COVID-19” blog post series, a collaborative effort between AAGE and Somatosphere. If not, you can find it on our AAGE site, or on Somatosphere.

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The 2019 Margaret Clark Award winners

The Margaret Clark Award brings a cash prize of $300 and honors the legacy of Margaret Clark’s work in socio-cultural gerontology and medical anthropology as well as her commitment to mentoring younger colleagues. In 2019, the award went to undergraduate student Olivia Brophy (St. Mary’s College of California) and Ph.D. student Yifan Wang (Rice University).

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Request for Abstracts and Chapters: Anthropological Perspectives on Aging

This announcement comes from AAGE member Britteny Howell, who will edit this volume along with Ryan P. Harrod. Overview Globally, nearly 15% of the world’s population is over 65 years of age. As this number continues to grow, there is increasing need to incorporate a holistic perspective of the aging process into academic and other

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UNAM 2nd International Interdisciplinary Congress on Age and Ageing

The Second International Interdisciplinary Congress on Age and Ageing was held from June 20th to June 22nd, 2017 at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City. The event, organized and led by Veronica Montes de Oca, sociologist and gerontologist, brought together participants from numerous countries and disciplines throughout Latin America, Spain and

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CFP: Foolish things, clever stuff? The material side of nursing and care

Date: 18th– 20th January 2017, deadline for abstracts 25 May, 2016 Location: Heidelberg, Germany Nursing is more than an interpersonal rapport in which individuals are connected to one another in a special relationship. In the course of the organisation of nursing and care – whether in a nursing home, a hospital or at home –

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CFP: Morality and Aging (special issue of Anthropology & Aging)

We are seeking additional contributors for a special issue we plan to propose. Responding to recent trends in ‘moral anthropology’, the issue will be specifically concerned with moralities in and through the latter stages of the life course. How, we ask, might moralities intersect with ageing?Just as the life course is bodily lived and socially

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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

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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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VITAL postdoctoral research fellowship in social studies of medicine: “Associating dementia”

“Associating dementia” (39.5 months from 15 August 2016) This is an exciting opportunity to join a new research team that will carry out collaborative ethnographic research on the making of quality of life; based in one of Europe’s most vibrant Anthropology departments at the University of Copenhagen and living in one of the world’s best

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CFP: Examining troubling institutions and geographies at the nexus of care and control (10 Feb deadline)

Convenors: Tom Disney (University of Birmingham) and Anna Schliehe (University of Glasgow) Institutional spaces of care and control can be found in various settings, ranging from psychiatric establishments, centres of migrant detention, prisons, orphanages, but also encompassing environments such as schools or military academies. Building upon previous work into the geography of institutions and geography

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Ageing and anthropology @EASA2016

Please consider submitting an abstract for one of the two accepted panels on ageing at the EASA2016 Conference in Milan, Italy (July 20-23)! Click the links below the corresponding abstracts to submit your paper proposal. Deadline is Feb 15, 2016 First is a panel organized by AAGE members Jason Danely (Oxford Brookes University, President-Elect, AAGE)

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