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October 2018

Ageing, the Digital and Everyday Life

October 26, 2018
Brunel University London Uxbridge, United Kingdom + Google Map

Ageing, the Digital and Everyday Life: One Day Seminar Brunel University London, UK. Friday 26th October 2018. Brunel University and ACT are delighted to co-host a one day seminar entitled ‘Ageing, the Digital and Everyday Life’. The speakers are an interdisciplinary group of academics and researchers from the arts, the social sciences and Science and Technology Studies (STS) and include both members of the ACT partnership, and wider international colleagues whose work focuses on ageing, the digital and everyday life.…

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ACT Annual Meeting: Brunel University

October 27, 2018 - October 29, 2018

The annual ACT meeting will take place from October 27 to 29, 2018, near Uxbridge, UK. More details to follow!

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Unsettling Activisms – Book Launch: Peterborough, Ontario

October 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bagnani Hall, 310 London St
Peterborough, Ontario Canada
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Unsettling Activisms: Critical Interventions on Aging, Gender, and Social Change - (co-edited by May Chazan, Melissa Baldwin and Patricia Evans), is now available! Unsettling Activisms has been in the works since late 2015. The project has entailed ongoing storytelling and relationship-building, poetry, life writing, orality, photography, performance, and research – all with the aim of challenging and extending dominant ways of understanding both activisms and aging. BOOK LAUNCH & CELEBRATION: Nogojiwanong (Peterborough) October 27th from 2-4pm in Bagnani Hall (Traill College, 310 London…

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Symposium on Popular Music and Ageing: Brunel University

October 30, 2018

Following the Annual ACT meeting, the members of the Popular Music and Ageing working group will hold a one-day symposium on October 30, 2018 at Brunel University in Uxbridge, UK. More details coming soon!

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November 2018

Cultural Perspectives on Ageing

November 28, 2018 - November 30, 2018

A number of ACT network members will be attending the Cultural Perspectives on Ageing conference, taking place in Hannover Germany. Stephen Katz will give a keynote entitled, "Cultural Gerontology" and Kim Sawchuk will give a talk called, "Participatory Media-Making with Older Adults: Promising Practices."

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Vibrations Symposium

November 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - December 2, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

ACT is supporting a unique, three-day symposium at Concordia. The symposium will bring together disabled artists from East London and Montreal to co-produce a suite of new digital artworks that explore sensorial relationships to the world through "vibrational" tactility. Read more about the event here. Schedule here: http://vibrations.participatorymedia.ca/vibe-symposium-2018/ litnetworks

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February 2019

ACT Student Bursaries: Application Deadline

February 1

The ACT Student Bursaries are awarded to students enrolled in master’s or doctoral programs in ACT partner universities, and who are conducting research on the intersections of ageing, communication and technologies as part of their thesis project. ACT will award up to four competitive bursaries per year: two for doctoral students ($2,000 CAD each) and two for master’s students ($1,000 CAD each). More info here: http://actproject.ca/act-student-bursaries-2019/

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March 2019

Statistics Don’t Hurt (II) Workshop

March 6 - March 8

The National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest, Romania, is hosting a 3-day hands-on workshop as part of the Longitudinal Study on Older Audiences, which gathers data on the media practices of older adults over three waves and in seven countries. The workshop will bring together ACT researchers who are exploring the data from the recently-collected Wave 2 of the data collection from multiple perspectives. Through the face-to-face meetings, we seek to strengthen our collective quantitative analysis and find opportunities…

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April 2019

“DISSENT IN/WITH (CON)SCIENCE” International Workshop

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

"We Tell: Storytelling and Civic Awareness" at the University of Bologna proudly presents DISSENT IN/WITH (CON)SCIENCE Bologna, Italy, at the Piccolo Teatro del Baraccano This international workshop event aims to investigate the variety of forms and ways in which the industry of culture (in all its expressions) affects the development of all mechanisms of construction and deconstruction of individual and collective civic awareness. The ultimate purpose is to reflect on those mechanisms that make institutions, ruling bodies, governments, as well…

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March 2019

Seniors and Digital Technology

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Atwater Public Library and Computer Centre, 1200 Atwater Avenue
Westmount, Quebec H3Z 1X4
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We are very excited to invite our collaborators, followers, friends, and supporters, to join us at the Atwater Library for this special talk by Dr. Kim Sawchuk, Concordia Communications Studies Professor, and the Principal Investigator of the Act Concordia Project team. During this presentation, which is part of the "Connecting People to a Digital Lifestyle" project, Professor Sawchuk will share the results of her work with seniors and digital technology, and tell stories of them making practical and creative uses…

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