26-29 July, 2022

The EASA 2022 Biannual Conference Transformation, Hope and the Commons is approaching. Here’s the list of panels, labs and films on ageing, generations and care – not to be missed! And don’t forget about the AGENET annual (hybrid) meeting on Wednesday 27th July!

AGENET REUNION – Wednesday 27th July, 17:00-18:45 BST (Belfast time)

The meeting is free, hybrid and open to all, including non-delegates (no need to pay the conference fees!) In Bristol you can join us at: Peter Froggatt Centre (PFC), 03/017. The Zoom link here:


During the meeting, we will summarize the network activities of 2020-2022, welcome the new convenors, discuss plans for the next AGENET Biannual Meeting of 2023 as well as other initiatives to be launched in the next two years. See you there!


P179 Afterlife counts: the economics and materiality of funerals and dealing with death [AGENET]

Convenors: Alessandro Gusman (University of Turin), Yanti Hoelzchen (University of Tuebingen)
and Sophia Thubauville (Frobenius Institute). Discussant: Isabel Bredenbröker (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Funerals and materially expressed commemoration practices are often the most evident activities death entails. In many regions across the world, they are by far the most important life cycle events. This panel explores the social, economic, political, and material scope of death in its varied ways.

Session A Tuesday 26 July, 14:15-16:00;

Access Link: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2022/p/11571

Session B Wednesday 27 July, 9:00-10:45

Access Link: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2022/p/12009

Location: Mathematics & Physics Teaching Centre (MAPTC), 0G/005


LAB12 Living with Dementia at the time of COVID-19 Pandemic: Exploring Creative Ethnographies and Collective Exhibitions in a Residential Structure for Elderly People. 

Convenors: Martina Laganà (Università del Piemonte Orientale), Gloria Frisone (Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca) and Maria Virginia Moratti (Università degli Studi di Torino)

The workshop provides a space to develop inclusive forms of participatory action-research that can engage people with dementia. In this experimental ethnography workshop, taking place in a nursing home in Northern Italy, we will work together to reinterpret residents’ life stories in visual forms. As the lab is open to a maximum of 12 participants we invite you to register via this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd4NK187-TPWJr4P-H1Bb8ybLJYwB4_4GArdT-neU8yyAU-tw/viewform?usp=pp_url

Moreover we invite you to bring pencils and papers.

Wednesday 27 July, 11:15-13:00

Access Link: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2022/p/11827

Lanyon Building (LAN), 0G/049

LAB18 A single scene: ethnographic storytelling with smartphone cameras

Convenor: Antonia Gama da Costa (University of Manchester). Discussant: Angela Torresan (University of Manchester)

Have you used your smartphone camera to record short videos while doing fieldwork? What role do they play in your ethnography? This lab explores the multiple ethnographic storytelling capacities of smartphone video-making while inviting participants to do a single-scene film exercise. Participants will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Please submit this form by 15 July: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Nddgq4wiIsu6GYCGYbtzr8KlniH7FyIi9wsDa1LdNGA/edit Conveners will reply by 19 July. Others are welcome to join as active spectators. (Note: The panel is not specifically related to the topic of ageing, but we are mentioning it here for those who appreciated Angela Torresan’s webinar on visual methods in ageing research, organized by AGENET in 2021)

Session A Wednesday 27 July, 9:00-10:45

Access link: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2022/p/11832

Session B Wednesday 27 July, 11:15-13:00

Access link: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2022/p/12012

Location: Peter Froggatt Centre (PFC), 02/009


P030 Pandemic, care and ageing. Transformations and challenges in later life care in times of Covid

Convenors: Carlos Chirinos (Rovira i Virgili University) and Ana Lucia Hernández Cordero (University of Zaragoza)

The pandemic has impacted daily care of the elderly, disrupting common spaces and the participation of other social agents. This panel seeks to reflect on how the pandemic has affected the care of older adults in spaces of proximity and belonging.

Wednesday 27 July, 11:15-13:00

Access Link: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2022/p/11471

Location: Main Site Tower (MST), 01/003

P034 Thinking through generations

Convenors: Rozafa Berisha (University of Manchester) and Alexandra Ciocanel (University of York). Discussant: Karen Sykes (University of Manchester)

While some scholars consider ‘generation’ as productive for the study of social organisation and transformation, its critics view it as a homogenising category lacking specificity. Is generation still a fruitful lens to examine social change and reproduction in late capitalism?

Session A Friday 29 July, 9:00-10:45

Access Link: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2022/p/11487

Session B Friday 29 July, 11:15-13:00

Access Link: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2022/p/11898

Location: Mathematics & Physics Teaching Centre (MAPTC), 0G/006

P052 Mediating Mourning: grief and justice beyond redemption

Convenors: Timothy Cooper (University of Cambridge) and Vindhya Buthpitiya (University of St Andrews)

If political order is a form of organizing death, what does mourning bring about in the social world? Bringing together the study of mourning with the study of mediation, we explore what role empathy, condolement, and arbitration play in the material, visual, digital, and sonic cultures of loss.

Session A Friday 29 July, 9:00-10:45 

Access Link: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2022/p/11282

Session B Friday 29 July, 11:15-13:00

Access Link: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2022/p/11908

Location: 6 College Park (6CP), 0G/007 

P077 Generating history, generating change: How generations shape times of chronic crisis 

Convenors: Koreen Reece (University of Bayreuth) and Diego Maria Malara (University of Glasgow) 

In this panel, we link genealogical with socio-political understandings of ‘generation’ to investigate how intergenerational relations (re)generate history, and generate change.

Tuesday 26 July, 12:00-13:45

Access Link: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2022/p/11455

Location: Main Site Tower (MST), 01/004

P083 Care and Abandonment in Contexts of Confinement and Incarceration [Anthropology of Confinement Network]

Convenors: Luisa Schneider (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Julienne Weegels (University of Amsterdam) and Marcio Zamboni (Universidade de São Paulo)

This panel examines confinement arising from the political, legal, social, economic and spatial abandonment of certain categories of people in society and within institutions. It analyses how people seek to escape confinement, or lessen its impact, by creating relationships of care.

Session A Thursday 28 July, 9:00-10:45

Access Link: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2022/p/11474

Session B Thursday 28 July, 14:45-16:30

Access Link: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2022/p/11931

Location: 22 University Square (UQ), 01/005 

P089 Care crises, welfare policies and the commons  

Convenors: Angelina Kussy (Autonomous University of Barcelona) and Petra Ezzeddine (Charles University)

This panel explores the existing landscapes of care and emerging responses of the states, municipalities and civil society to the care crisis. We explore mobilities shaping care practices, welfare policies and place-based initiatives based on the commons.

Tuesday 26 July, 12:00-13:45

Access Link: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2022/p/11510

Location: Lanyon Building (LAN), 01/002 CR & CC

P107 The Transformation of Hope in Retirement

Convenors: Daniel Miller (University College London (UCL)) and Pauline Garvey (Maynooth University, National University of Ireland) 

This panel will take a comparative perspective on the increasing significance of hope to older people when retired life may stretch to three decades. Retirement may create new possibilities for engagement and expanding experience, or represent a struggle based on diminishing resources and isolation.

Session A Tuesday 26 July, 12:00-13:45

Access Link: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2022/p/11296

Session B Tuesday 26 July, 14:15-16:00

Access Link: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2022/p/11953

Location: Peter Froggatt Centre (PFC), 02/011

P114 Emotions and the powers of care. Sensing, judging, or rejecting asymmetric encounters 

Convenors: Heike Drotbohm (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz) and Antónia Pedroso de Lima (ISCTE-IUL CRIA). Discussant: Maria Claudia Coelho (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro)

This panel approaches the entanglement between emotions and the political projects of the (un)commoning. At the center are care relations at the intersection between authority and power on the one hand and particular emotions, such as hope, gratitude, sympathy, contempt, fear or shame on the other

Session A Thursday 28 July, 9:00-10:45

Access Link: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2022/p/11369

Session B Thursday 28 July, 14:45-16:30

Access Link: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2022/p/11961

Location: 10 University Square (UQ), 01/005

P136 Performative and transgenerational remembrance: Towards transformation and hope?

Convenors: Birgit Bräuchler (University of Copenhagen) and Sina Emde (Leipzig University)

How people remember a violent past determines how they envision the future. Focusing on transgenerational and performative memory work of young people, we investigate the transformative potential of memory and factors facilitating/hindering a creative engagement with the past towards peace

Session A Friday 29 July, 9:00-10:45

Access Link: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2022/p/11331

Session B Friday 29 July, 11:15-13:00

Access Link: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2022/p/11976

Location: 26 University Square (UQ), 01/005

P169 Long Covid: Future Orientations for Novel Pandemics [Medical Anthropology Europe Network]  

Convenors: Nasima Selim (University of Bayreuth), Hansjörg Dilger (Freie Universität Berlin) and Marcos Freire de Andrade Neves (Freie Universität Berlin)

In the wake of “Long Covid”, the panel explores future orientations and strategies to deal with the novel pandemics, in relation to the uncertain biosocial outcomes and long-term sociopolitical and economic inequalities resulting from the re/current Covid pandemic across the globe.

Session A Wednesday 27 July, 11:15-13:00

Access Link: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2022/p/11494

Session B Thursday 28 July, 14:45-16:30

Access Link: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2022/p/12003

Location: Main Site Tower (MST), 01/003


Film programme 4: Jimmy’s Archive and Rebel Objects 

BLOCK 4 – Min 95                                

Nr. 82 Jimmy’s Archive 25min Robert Deakin & James Watters


Nr. 10 Rebel Objects 70min. Carolina Arias Ortiz

Wednesday 27th July  – 13:00

Film programme 8: Circuits of Care: Ageing and Japan’s Robot Revolution and Half Elf 

BLOCK 8 – Min 94                                

Nr. 16 Circuits of Care: Ageing and Japan’s Robot Revolution 30min David Prendergast


Nr. 76 Half Elf 64min Jón Bjarki Magnússon

Thurdsay 28th July 11:15 – 13:15

Film programme 10: Ten by Ten and are you with me 

BLOCK 10 –  Min 75                                

Nr. 90 Ten by Ten 29min Jami L. Bennett


Nr. 75 are you with me 46min Mark Lindenberg & Sophia van Ghesel Grothe

Friday 29th July 09:00 – 10:45