16th EASA Biennial Virtual Conference, 20–24 July, 2020
ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon and ICS-Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon

At the 16th EASA Biennial Conference, AGENET has sponsored one panel and offered the badge to four others. Click on each panel’s title to read more.

AGENET SPONSORED PANEL

Spaces of Ageing – New Horizons of Mobility and Materiality in Later Life [Age and Generations Network] 

Convenors: Anamaria Depner (University of Heidelberg), Anna Wanka (Goethe University Frankfut), Cordula Endter (German Centre for Gerontology)

The panel aims at gathering contributions inquiring the intersection of ageing and migration and its implications in today’s Europe and beyond. Its themes include ageing within diasporas; intergenerational support within and across borders; gendered, racialized and sexualized experiences of ageing.


AGENET BADGES

Horizons of ageing in and beyond Europe: later life experiences in a (im)mobile world [Age and Generations Network]

Convenors: Marta Scaglioni (UniversitĂ  degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca)and Dora Sampaio (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity). Chair: Alice Bellagamba (University of Milan-Bicocca)

The panel aims at gathering contributions inquiring the intersection of ageing and migration and its implications in today’s Europe and beyond. Its themes include ageing within diasporas; intergenerational support within and across borders; gendered, racialized and sexualized experiences of ageing.


Towards a comparative anthropology of care [PechaKucha/Lightning Talks] [Age and Generations network] 

Convenors: Jolanda Lindenberg (Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing) and Erica van der Sijpt (University of Amsterdam), Discussant: Tanja Ahlin (University of Amsterdam)

In this panel we discuss how to come to a comparative anthropology of care by thought-provoking presentations on comparative methods, epistemological and/or theoretical frameworks that start from locally embedded practices of care.


Ethical concerns: Envisioning ethnographic fieldwork across generations with cognitively impaired people [Joint panel: Age and Generations Network and Medical Anthropology Young Scholars Network] 

Convenors: Cristina Douglas (University of Aberdeen) and Maria Vesperi (New College of Florida), Discussant: Barbara Pieta (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology)

The challenge of research with cognitively impaired people is complicated by the poor fit between ethics boards and discipline-specific protocols. We invite scholars to explore new ways to conduct ethically and morally responsible ethnographic fieldwork involving cognitive impairment.


Illuminating Futures of the Life Course through Visual and Digital Media [Age and Generations Network] 

Convenors: Barbara Pieta (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology), Jay Sokolovsky (University of South Florida St. Petersburg), Shireen Walton (Goldsmiths, University of London), Annette Leibing (University of Montreal), Discussants: Daniel Miller (University College London (UCL)) and Maria Vesperi (New College of Florida)

Video Recording: Panel Illuminating Futures of the Life Course through Visual and Digital Media [Age and Generations Network] 

The panel explores an emerging trend in the Anthropology of the Life Course to use visual and digital methods to generate and disseminate anthropological knowledge. Presentations examine how visual/digital engagement changes the experience of ageing, and the act and product of ethnographic fieldwork