CFP: ‘What is Old Age? New Perspectives from the Humanities’
Abstracts are invited from scholars from any area of the humanities, for this one-day interdisciplinary conference, taking place on Saturday 23rd February at the University of Warwick.
This one-day conference will draw on the expertise of scholars from across the humanities to offer new perspectives on the ways in which we define and explain old age. It will also consider the role of the humanities within the interdisciplinary endeavor of gerontology.
The keynote speakers will be Professor Helen Small, of Pembroke College, Oxford, and Professor Pat Thane of Kings College London.
20-minute papers are invited in response to these issues. Topics could include, but are not limited to:
- Representations of old age/ageing in different times and places
- Concepts of age/ageing; explanations of the ageing process
- Aged subjectivities
- The aged body/embodied ageing
- The material consequences of old age
- The role of the humanities within the interdisciplinary project of gerontology
Shorter, 10-minute papers are also invited, offering a direct response to, or series of reflections on, the question ‘What is old age?’
Further information can be found at whatisoldage.wordpress.com
Please submit abstracts of max 200 words to E.firstname.lastname@example.org, by 23rd November 2012.
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