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Training School COST Action 1409 ‘Gender and health impacts of policies extending working life in western countries’ (Deadline: 18th December 2016)

Call for applications for the 2017 Training School We are happy to announce that the 2017 Training School will take place from March 7th – 10th 2017, at the Centre for Demographic Studies, located on the campus of the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. A detailed schedule of the TS…

Call for short-term scientific missions applications

Dear Researchers COST Action CA15122 - Reducing Old-Age Social  Exclusion: Collaborations in Research and Policy (ROSEnet) invites Researchers from Participating COST Countries to submit applications for the 1st call for Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSM) Applications for missions occurring between 1st December 2016 and 31st March 2017. Purpose of a STSM  STSM are aimed at…

Recruitment of pre-doctoral fellows for Purdue’s dual-title PhD program in Sociology and Gerontology

Purdue University is actively seeking candidates for our Dual-Title PhD program in Sociology and Gerontology.  Graduate students build disciplinary depth in sociology while integrating interdisciplinary breadth in gerontology. Recent Purdue PhD graduates of this program hold faculty positions at top universities, including Minnesota, Toronto, Baylor, Iowa State, and Chung-Ang. In…

Workshop for PhD students (Helsinki, Finland, May 17-19, 2017)

Workshop for PhD students: “Life-course influences on retirement: Researchers' and stakeholders' perspectives” Helsinki, Finland, May 17-19, 2017 The European population is ageing rapidly. This demographic change creates challenges to workplaces and pension schemes, among others. The diminishing number or workers and the growing number of retirees are of special concern, because…



Call for Papers – Special Issue “New Perspectives on Aging Futures” Journal Societies

Dear Colleagues, This Special Issue of Societies invites manuscripts of original research that explore “aging futures” through critical and interdisciplinary perspectives from the social sciences or humanities. According to Nikolas Rose, “contemporary biopolitics is infused with futurity, saturated with anticipations of imagined futures”. How such biopolitics is connected to age…

Call for Papers – Conference “Contextualizing Productive Aging in Asia” (Deadline: 15 September 2016)

Dr. Pei-Chun KoDate: 13 Mar 2017 - 14 Mar 2017 Venue: Asia Research Institute, Seminar Room AS8, Level 4, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260 “Productive Aging” emphasizes older adults’ engagement in productive activities, including working, care giving, volunteering or helping in later life. Asian countries (especially in East Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia)…

Call for PhD applications (Australia)

Prof. Loretta Baldassar, Dr. Raelene WildingWe would like to invite students interested in doing a PhD associated with our ARC project to collaborate with us to apply for a Forrest scholarship (http://www.forrestresearch.org.au/). Ageing and New Media: A New Analysis of Older Australians’ Support Networks is a collaborative research project coordinated by Loretta Baldassar (Anthropology and Sociology,…

Special Issue – Journal of Population Ageing. ‘Life course influences on inequalities in later life: Comparative perspectives’

Hal Kendig, James NazrooThe papers contained in this special issue of the Journal of Population Ageing originated in a session held at the 2014 International Sociological Association Conference, for which we organised a symposium for the Research Committee on Sociology of Aging, sharing the same title as this editorial. The main motivation for the symposium,…