ACT is accepting travel funding applications for the ENAS-NANAS conference in Graz

ACT is accepting funding applications from ACT-affiliated researchers (namely co-applicants, collaborators and affiliated students) for the 2017 ENAS-NANAS meeting to be held at the University of Graz from April 27 to 30 2017. A limited number of partial funding travel grants, corresponding to the costs of air travel, will be made available. In such cases […]

Kick-off seminar: “Between the Normal and the Abnormal – Cultural Meanings of Dementia and Old Age in Finland and Russia”

University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu campus, Agora building, Yliopistokatu 4, ​​​​​Auditorium AG106 Program Tuesday 13 December 2016 Program 10.15 Opening of the seminar Project leader, professor Maija Könönen, UEF 10.30–11.30 Cultural changes in dementia: Stigmatization and everyday life Ph.D, director Christine Swane, EGV-Social Inclusion of Older People, Copenhagen 11.30–12.30 Memory and self in dementia and […]

Vernissage: Metropolis, lines of hopes and futures for seniors

Metropolis, lines of hopes and futures for seniors is a photography series of images taken by seniors and residents of the Durocher Residence in Montreal. The exhibit is the conclusion of a 5-month intergenerational digital photography workshop series conducted with the residents. Participants were lent digital cameras and they explored ways to use the devices, learned and discussed photographic approaches, […]

ACT at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference

Join us later this week, as several members of ACT present at the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) Conference as part of panels organized by NWSA’s Caucus on Ageing and Ageism. The conference is being held from November 10th to 13th at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. The full conference program is available here.   PANEL […]

Postdoctoral fellowship/s: Human-Computer Interaction and older people

The Interactive Technologies Group (http://gti.upf.edu/) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF, Barcelona) is looking for and willing to support excellent postdoctoral Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) researchers who are interested in applying for a Beatriu de Pinós (BP) 2016 fellowship so as to conduct a two-year postdoc in the area of HCI and Ageing at a top Spanish […]

Barbara Crow to speak at Inaugural Monday Night Seminar on “The New Shape of Things: Big Data, Big Stories”

Barbara Crow, co-applicant in ACT, Dean and AVP Graduate in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at York University will be a speaker at this year’s Inaugural Monday Night Seminar organized by the McLuhan Centre for Culture & Technology and the Faculty of Information (iSchool) at the University of Toronto. This […]

Update from the Annual ACT Meeting

From October 14 to 16, 2016, the third annual ACT meeting took place in Castelldefels, Catalonia, Spain. This year, it was the ACT partner IN3 at the Open University of Catalonia (OUC) that welcomed the ACT team. Some 35 ACT members, including co-applicants, collaborators, community members and students, travelled from North and South America, Europe and Asia to participate in the meeting.