Entries by Kendra Besanger

Shifting Perspectives in the Context of Ageing, Communication, and Technologies at Graz International Summer School Seggau

Every year in July, more than 80 students and 10 professors from over 30 countries meet at the Graz International Summer School Seggau (GUSEGG) in Southern Styria, Austria to discuss global developments and challenges in areas such as society, politics, economics, religion, and culture. As in previous years, students from all over the globe will participate in the summer school and ACT will award a number of ACT-affiliated students with scholarships to participate in the Ageing Studies Workshop –  one of seven thematic afternoon workshops at GUSEGG.

Call for student applications: GUSEGG

ACT is co-sponsoring a module on ageing, this time titled Aging, Communication, Technologies, and will fund up to five graduate students to attend the school. This year, ACT researchers Stephen Katz, Line Grenier and Kim Sawchuk will teach at the school. You can learn more about the GUSEGG here. More information about ACT’s involvement in the […]

Moving Pictures: The Atwater Library + ACT + Nuit Blanche on Sat. Feb 27th

We know libraries are packed full of fascinating stories but these stories are usually found in books that sit silently on shelves. This weekend will be a little different because the walls and windows of the Atwater Library are about to come alive with video footage from local Montreal residents. In preparation for Nuit Blanche […]

Extended deadline: Music, Ageing, Technology Symposium (Joensuu, Finland, May 11-13 2016)

It’s not too late to apply! The deadline for the Music, Ageing, Technology Symposium at the University of Eastern Finland has been extended to February 29th, 2016. In May 2016, the University of Eastern Finland, the Finnish Society for Ethnosicology, and Concordia’s  Ageing, Communication, Technologies project (ACT), will bring together researchers from music studies and various other […]

Ageing & Intervention in Wikipedia: A Virtual Summit

On February 8th, Maude Gauthier and Shannon Hebblethwaite will host a virtual summit that aims to widen the scope of the discourses circulating in Wikipedia. On February 26th, Maude Gauthier will host a second virtual summit. These summits will equip ACT researchers with the strategies and tools needed for effectively editing Wikipedia pages. A key […]