ACT Project held a special panel on older audiences in the digital media environment based on the first wave of the ACT cross-national longitudinal study at the TrentAging 2019 Conference, which took place in Peterborough, Ontario, May 28th – 31st.

ACT researchers presented the following four papers as part of this panel.

  • How loyal is the most loyal audience of traditional media?
    Professor Galit Nimrod, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  • Media use by Romanian and Dutch older audiences: Do technology generations matter?
    Professor Loredana Ivan, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania
    Professor Eugène Loos, Utrecht School of Governance, The Netherlands
    Post Doc researcher Ioana Schiau, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania
  • Media-based leisure styles and wellbeing among older Internet users
    Ph.D. Candidate Vera Gallistl, University of Vienna, Austria
    Professor Galit Nimrod, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  • Online surveys targeting older people: Some methodological reflections
    Senior Researcher Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol, Open University of Catalonia, Catalonia, Spain
    Post Doc researcher Andrea Rosales, Open University of Catalonia, Catalonia, Spain

More about TrentAging 2019:
Take Back Aging: Power, Critique, Imagination
May 28 – 31, 2019, Trent University, Peterborough, Canada

About the Second Joint Conference of NANAS and ENAS

Held at Trent University in Peterborough, Canada, Take Back Aging: Power, Critique, Imagination is the second joint conference organized by NANAS and ENAS that invites researchers, writers, and scholars from all disciplines and at every career stage to share their diverse approaches to conventional fields of gerontology and critical aging studies. We wish to encourage new insights into assumed styles of life and thought, imaginative reflections on the meanings and representations of aging, challenging perspectives from cross-cultural and global experience, and activist strategies to take back aging from those powers and practices that relegate it to the margins of social existence and citizenship.

Organized over four days in May, 2019, we welcome you to explore our beautiful campus, enjoy the vibrancy of our city and forge lasting connections with colleagues from all corners of the academy.

About NANAS and ENAS

The North American Network in Aging Studies (NANAS) was established in January, 2013 by a small group of humanities and social science scholars who were interested in critical examinations of older age that moved away from the experimental sciences and instead spoke to fundamental questions of human existence.

The European Network in Aging Studies (ENAS) was first established in 2010 within the framework of the project “Live to be a Hundred: The Cultural Fascination with Longevity,” funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) in the program Internationalization in the Humanities. When the NWO-funded project came to an end in 2013, the European Network in Aging Studies was re-launched as a formal international association located in Graz, Austria.