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

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 Friday 16th  December 2015 online at: Participants will be informed of the decision regarding their submission before Wednesday 4th January 2016.


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About the Study Group

Join the Ageing, Body and Society Study Group: The group organises seminars, workshops, conferences and other events. New members, including students, welcome.  Information on how to join:,-body-society.aspx