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CFP: AGEING AND SOCIETY - International Interdisciplinary Conference (http://ageingconference.pl/)

Gda?sk, Poland
Organization: InMind Support
Event: http://ageingconference.pl/
Categories: Postcolonial, Hispanic & Latino, Interdisciplinary, Pedagogy, Popular Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Women's Studies, World Literatures, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy, African & African Diasporas, Asian & Asian Diasporas, Australian Literature, Canadian Literature, Caribbean & Caribbean Diasporas, Indian Subcontinent, Eastern European, Mediterranean, Middle East, Native American, Scandinavian, Pacific Literature, Science
Event Date: 2020-04-03 to 2020-04-03 Abstract Due: 2020-01-31

In 2050, according to scientists’ expectations, 17% of world population will be people aged 65 and over. There will be twice as many elderly people as today. In the light of these predictions, it is obvious that we have to change radically our viewpoint on many aspects of life. We have to re-think our attitudes toward cultural, social, political, economic, medical, and many other dimensions of the world’s near future.

  The International Interdisciplinary Conference “Ageing and Society” should become an excellent opportunity for such a reflection. Thus,  we want to describe the phenomenon of aging in its multifarious manifestations: psychological, social, historical, cultural, philosophical, religious, economic, political, and many others. We also want to devote considerable attention to how this phenomenon appears in artistic practices: literature, film, theatre or visual arts. That is why we invite researchers representing various academic disciplines: anthropology, history, psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis, sociology, politics, philosophy, economics, law, literary studies, theatre studies, film studies, memory studies, migration studies, consciousness studies, dream studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, medical sciences, cognitive sciences, and urban studies, to name a few.

  Different forms of presentations are encouraged, including case studies, theoretical inquiries, problem-oriented arguments or comparative analyses.

  We will be happy to hear from both experienced scholars and young academics at the start of their careers, as well as doctoral and graduate students. We also invite all persons interested in participating in the conference as listeners, without giving a presentation. 

 Our repertoire of suggested topics includes but is not restricted to: 

 1. Societies:


Ageing and social exclusion

Ageing and social policy

Ageing and urban planning

Ageing and family relations

Multi-generational families

Great-great-grandparents and great-great-grandchildren

Domestic violence

Ageing and crimes

Ageing and law

Ageing and politics  

2. Cultural frames of aging:

History of ageing
The elderly in different parts of the world
 Multi-Cultural ageing
Cult of youth
Age and authority
Ageing and creativity
The elderly and love
The elderly and sex
Ageing and death
Ageing and trauma
Ageing and New Age
Ageing and religions
Ageing and spiritual life 
3. Health and Caregiving:

Geriatric medicine
Chronic disease
Physiology of ageing
Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias
Ageing and memory loss
Ageing and depression 
Ageing and suicide
Nursing homes 
Homecare services 
Family caregiving 
Elixirs of youth 
Long-lived individuals  
4. Economic Challenging
 Ageing and employment
Economic status of the elderly
Ageing and retirement
Ageing and social security
Ageing and job security
5. Literature and the arts:


Literature for the elderly
 Elderly writers
 Elderly readers
Old-fashioned literary genres
Ageing as a theme of literature, film, theatre and fine art
Literature and the arts against age discrimination
Please submit abstracts (no longer than 300 words) of your proposed 20-minute presentations, together with a short biographical note, by 

31 January 2020  to:   inconferenceoffice@gmail.com 



Conference Office