CFP: BSA Ageing, Body and Society Study Group

BSA Ageing, Body and Society Study Group 7th Annual Conference: Ageing and Culture

 Friday 26th February 2016

MICRA, University of Manchester

This year the Ageing, Body and Society study group is holding its annual day conference in Manchester, in collaboration with MICRA, University of Manchester. The theme of the day is Ageing and Culture. We will also be celebrating the publication of The Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology:

We are delighted to welcome a keynote address by Professor Andy Bennett (Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia) entitled ‘Music Scenes and Ageing Bodies’ and a plenary panel on Cultural Gerontology.


Our aim is to bring together academics and researchers from the arts and humanities, the sociology of ageing and social gerontology to provide a critical analysis of key perspectives and debates, and consider avenues for future agendas, within the field of cultural gerontology.We encourage researchers to share their perspectives on ‘ageing and culture’ and welcome abstracts on different theoretical and methodological approaches, emergent ideas, work in progress, practitioner perspectives, and empirical findings. Abstracts from the core concerns and focus of the study group are also welcome.

Call for Abstracts

The British Sociological Association and MICRA invites submissions to its Ageing, Body and Society study group 7th Annual Conference 2016: Ageing and Culture. We invite abstracts for posters and oral presentations that will be 15-20 minutes in length.

Abstracts of 250 words should be submitted before midnight on Tuesday 15th December 2015 online at:

Further Information:


We look forward to hearing from you

Wendy and Julia (Twigg)

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