Interdisciplinary Doctoral Symposium on Aging and Care


The First Virtual Interdisciplinary Doctoral Symposium Aging and Care
February 25 and 26, 2:30-6:30 pm (CET, Graz)

Based on the concept of ‘aging’ as a cultural construct according to Margaret Morganroth Gullette, and the understanding of ‘care’ as form of living together interdependently in the sense of Joan Tronto, this doctoral symposium brings together upcoming scholars in the field of Aging and Care, and provides a platform to discuss aspects of their dissertations and ongoing bodies of work.

The Age and Care Research Group Graz appreciates the academic involvement of emerging scholars and supports the interdisciplinary exchange on a global scale. Thus, this symposium offers its participants a space that allows for an interdisciplinary discussion and supports the foundation of a global pre-doctoral network at an early career stage.

The symposium is organized by the Doctoral Student Group of the Age and Care Research Group Graz and will be held twice a year, one symposium held in the Spring, and the second one in the Fall. By collaborating with partners outside the research group, the symposium offers young researchers a networking platform at an early stage of their academic work. It also makes current and ongoing research at the four universities in Graz visible and offers an early-career-platform within the Age and Care Research Group Graz.

The symposium is supported by the newly founded Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Aging and Care at the University of Graz, and Heterogeneity and Cohesion Research Network's Aging, Demography & Care network at the University of Graz.

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