Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.
Delegates from all over the world who attended the Aging & Society: Ninth Interdisciplinary Conference.
Rising inequality, human migratory flows, and global climate change are the features which, more than any others, define the world in which we live at the start of the twenty-first century. Meanwhile, trends toward globalization and transnational integration have slowed, while new nationalisms and isolationist thinking have arrived on the scene. In different social groups, individual life courses are affected by these social changes in specific and varied ways. These are the contexts in which societies around the world need to meet the challenges of aging populations. The 2019 Aging and Social Change Conference will explore the interconnections between these key features in the contemporary landscape. It will explore the ways in which aging, as a vector of in/equality, impacts social participation over the life course. In these times of new nationalism, what kinds of policies and practices should we be developing for an aging population?
Aging & Social Change: Ninth Interdisciplinary Conference featured plenary sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field.
For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given t outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award, with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics. The 2019 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.
The Aging & Social Change: Ninth Interdisciplinary Conference will feature a symposium comprised of the following speakers:
Dr. Lucie Vidovićová, Office for Population Studies, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Gendered Life Courses, Social Exclusion, and Later Life Outcomes
Dr. Anna Wanka, Department of Sociology, University of Vienna, Austria, and Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
Gendered Leisure in Later Life: How Leisure Practices, Paid and Reproductive Work Affect Social Exclusion among Older Women and Men
Dr. Anna Urbaniak, Post Doctoral Researcher, Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Gendered Life Courses and Care: Understanding and Performing Care in Rural Contexts in Central Europe
Dr. Petr Fučík, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Gendered Paths to Divorce and the Risk of Social Exclusion in Later Age
Dr. Andreas Motel-Klingebiel, Professor, Ageing and Later Life, Department for Social and Welfare Studies, Linköping University, Sweden
Retirement Pathways and Gendered Economic Exclusion in Sweden 1990-2015
Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.