Announcements


WHERL project: Wellbeing, Health, Retirement & The Lifecourse

WHERL examines the impact of extending paid work in later life on health and wellbeing. Funded by the ESRC and MRC under the Extending Working Lives Consortia Grant Call, WHERL is a three year academic research project led by the Institute of Gerontology at King's College London in collaboration with…

Call for abstracts – PopFest 2016: the 24th Annual Population Postgraduate Conference

Conference/Meeting - PopFest 2016Date - July 04, 2016Deadline - March 31, 2016opFest is an annual Population Studies conference for postgraduate students organised by fellow postgraduates. It provides an excellent opportunity to bring together researchers from various Social Science disciplines such as Demography, Human Geography, Urban and Landscape Planning, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Social Statistics, Politics and other related fields. PopFest is organised…

Call for Applicants: Columbia Aging Center Faculty Research Fellowships – Funding Opportunity $60,000

Deadline - January 29, 2016The Call for Applicants in now open for the Columbia Aging Center’s Faculty Research Fellowships relating to the study of optimal aging. The application deadline for this pilot funding ($30,000 for up to two years) is Friday, January 29, 2016. Current Fellows' topics are as wide-ranging as: the role of…


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

Conference/Meeting - BSA Ageing, Body and Society Study Group 7th Annual Conference: Ageing and Culture; University of ManchesterDate - February 26, 2016Deadline - December 15, 2015 / 12 midnightThis 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: https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415631143   We…

Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology

Professor Julia Twigg (University of Kent) and Dr Wendy Martin (Brunel University London) Later years are changing under the impact of demographic, social and cultural shifts. No longer confined to the sphere of social welfare, they are now studied within a wider cultural framework that encompasses new experiences and new modes of being. Drawing on influences from the arts and humanities, and deploying…
Professor Julia Twigg (University of Kent) and Dr Wendy Martin (Brunel University London) (2015).Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology, Abingdon: Routledge

Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center

Bringing together the resources of a top-tier research university, the Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center uniquely incorporates a range of disciplines from the medical sciences to urban planning to architecture, including the humanities and the social sciences in between, to study and better understand the aging process and its…

European Society on Family Relations – Call for symposia and papers

Conference/Meeting - 8th conference of the European Society on Family Relations (ESFR) Date - August 31, 2016Deadline - December 31, 2015 / 12 midnight8th Congress of the European Society on Family Relations (ESFR) Changing Family Relations – Gender and Generations August 31 - September 3, 2016, TU Dortmund University, Germany Megatrends like globalization, increasing migration, the neo-liberal transformation of labor, individualization and pluralization as well as demographic ageing profoundly influence families today. The…

Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methods for Social Science and Health at the Institute of Gerontology, King’s College London

Price - Vary for UK/EU/Other and FT/PTDate - January 18, 2016This postgraduate programme is aimed at professionals and practitioners who need to develop their understanding and practical application of quantitative and qualitative research methods, especially those from health, policy, NGO and government sectors including researchers and those who manage and/or commission research. No prior knowledge of research methods is necessary.…