Talking Circle Aging & Social Change: Ninth Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 16-17 September 2019
Themed Panel, Aging & Social Change: Ninth Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 16-17 September 2019
Opening Session, Aging & Social Change: Ninth Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 16-17 September 2019
Talking Circle, Aging & Social Change: Ninth Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 16-17 September 2019
Themed Panel, Aging & Social Change: Ninth Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 16-17 September 2019

Aging & Social Change: Ninth Interdisciplinary Conference

  • 2019 Special Focus - Aging in Times of New Nationalisms: Inequalities, Participation, and Policies
  • 16–17 September 2019
  • University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

At a Glance...

2

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

190 +

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Aging & Society: Ninth Interdisciplinary Conference.

40

Countries represented.

2019 Special Focus - Aging in Times of New Nationalisms: Inequalities, Participation, and Policies

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?

Conference Co-Chairs

Andreas Motel-Klingebiel

Andreas Motel-Klingebiel

Professor, Ageing and Later Life, Department for Social and Welfare Studies, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden

Franz Kolland

Franz Kolland

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Vera Gallistl

Vera Gallistl

University Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Plenary Speakers

Aging & Social Change: Ninth Interdisciplinary Conference featured plenary sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Kai Leichsenring

Kai Leichsenring

Executive Director, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research, Vienna, Austria

"Aging in Times of New Nationalisms: Expanding Solidarity by Life-Course-oriented Social Policies"

Lucie Vidovićová

Lucie Vidovićová

Office for Population Studies, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

"The New Nationalism and Ageism in Czechia: Communicating Vessels?"

​Amanda Grenier

​Amanda Grenier

Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work; The Norman and Honey Schipper Chair, Gerontological Social Work; Senior Scientist, Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute, University of Toronto, Canada

"Precarious Aging: Disadvantage, Risk, and Insecurity in Late Life"

Emerging Scholar Awardees

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.

Leah Bush

Leah Bush

University of Maryland, United States

Dora Jandric

Dora Jandric

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

​Andreas Lazaris

​Andreas Lazaris

Brown University, United States

Sarah Assaad

Sarah Assaad

University of Cambridge, UK

​Diego Larrotta-Castillo

​Diego Larrotta-Castillo

Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia

Daniel Jiménez

Daniel Jiménez

University of Chile, Chile

Alyssa Harben

Alyssa Harben

Michigan State University, United States

​Silvia Klokgieters

​Silvia Klokgieters

Amsterdam University Medical Center, Netherlands

Lise Van de Beeck

Lise Van de Beeck

University of Ottawa, Canada

​Chunhua Chen

​Chunhua Chen

University of Bath, United Kingdom

​Karoline Bohrn

​Karoline Bohrn

University of Vienna & Austrian Marketing University, Austria

Cat Forward

Cat Forward

University of West London, United Kingdom

Symposium: "Gender and Social Exclusion"

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

Conference Partners

Virtual Presentations

Virtual Posters

Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.