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Sep 2023
A snapshot on ageing matters at BSG ’23 …Dr Alison Herbert
The University of East Anglia’s 350-acre campus of wildflowers, rabbits, sculptures and architectural contradictions opens the mind to endless possibility, …

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Sep 2023
Exploring the Essence of In-Person BSG Conferences: Networking, Learning, and Laughter: Miriam Tenquist
After attending my first in-person BSG conference, I wanted to reflect on the inherent benefits of gathering in this nature. …

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Aug 2023
Knowledge exchange in action: “Living with chronic illness as we age”
On 3rd May University of Greenwich held the hybrid dissemination event “Living well with Chronic Illness as we age”, partly …

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10 July 2023
Dr Bethany Simmonds (Aberystwyth University) and Dr Maria Berghs (de Montfort University) are editing a special issue entitled 'Intersections of Ageing and Disability during the COVID-19 Pandemic' in Frontiers in Sociology. Please do consider putting in an abstract - the has been extended to the 1st of October.
17 June 2023
Anthropology & Aging, the official journal of the Association for Anthropology, Gerontology and the Lifecourse (AAGE) has just published its latest issue, Volume 44, No. 1 (2023). http://anthro-age.pitt.edu/ojs/anthro-age/announcement/view/23 Follow us! Twitter: @AnthroandAging | Facebook: @AnthropologyandAgingJournal
17 June 2023
COVID-19, INEQUALITY AND OLDER PEOPLE: EVERYDAY LIFE DURING THE PANDEMIC Camilla Lewis, Chris Phillipson, Sophie Yarker and Luciana Lang
12 June 2023
The BSG are pleased to announce the launch of this exciting new journal published in association Policy Press. The Journal of Global Ageing is a transdisciplinary journal which is committed to advancing our understanding of the global processes of ageing.
15 May 2023
BSG ERA are pleased to announce a podcast collaboration with the Later Life Audio and Radio Co-operative (LLARC). Throughout this podcast project, Dr Mervyn Eastman and Dr Arlind Reuter (chair of BSG ERA) speak to ERA researchers about their research on ageing.
03 May 2023
In this photovoice exhibition, nine older people from Myanmar living in Mae Sai share their perspectives on their daily lives and what care means to them, shedding light on the importance of nature and religion. This participatory project was part of Samia Akhter-Khan’s PhD project and co-produced with Ben Lu, a 60-year-old woman from Myanmar living in Mae Sai. Pre- and post-comparisons of loneliness show that older people felt less lonely after the project, suggesting that photovoice may function as an intervention for loneliness among older migrants. The exhibition was curated by participants themselves, was exhibited live in Mae Sai and London, and is divided into four parts. The first part focuses on the definition of care and visualizes how older people provide for others
Deadline: 31 December 2018
The Centre for innovative Ageing at Swansea University
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Nanyang Technical University
Deadline: 02 July 2018
Institute of Public Health in Ireland
Deadline: 02 July 2018
Institute of Public Health in Ireland
Deadline: 22 June 2018
Institute of Public Health in Ireland