8th International Conference on Cultural Gerontology, 10-12 April 2014
Call for Papers

Plenary sessions, paper panels and poster presentations

The Conference will consist of plenary sessions, symposia, oral presentations of papers, and poster presentations.

Contributors of papers should plan to present their papers orally for 15 minutes, allowing for 5-10 minutes of discussion. 


Proposals for symposia of up to 4 papers each should include the title of the symposium, an abstract of 800 words referring to each of the papers, a 5-line biography of the symposium’s chair(s) and of each of the other contributors, and the contact details of the chair(s).


Proposals for papers should include the title of the paper, an abstract of 250 words, a 5-line biography of the presenter, and contact details.


Proposals for posters should include the title of the poster, an abstract of 250 words, a 5-line biography of the presenter, and contact details.

Please note that researcher early in their careers should feel welcome to submit papers to this conference.


*The deadline for submitting abstracts is now closed*.

Conference language is English.


Symposia, oral papers and posters may address – but are not restricted to – topics including the following:


Age and Ageism

Age and Text

Age and the Disciplines

Age, Norms and Morality

Age(ing) and Myth(s)

Ageing and Care

Ageing and Identity

Ageing and Ideology

Ageing and Narrative

Ageing and Performativity

Ageing and Social Location (this includes, but is not limited to, Class, Race and Gender)

Ageing and Technology

Ageing and the Body

Ageing and the Media

Ageing in Diverse Cultural Settings

Ageing in Place and Space

Art and the Representation of Ageing and Older People

Biography and Ageing

Critical Gerontology and its Applications

Cultures of Work and Retirement

Intergenerational Relations

Meaning and Ageing

Researching Ageing and the Life Course

Theories and Cultures of Ageing: Theorising Age

*  Cancellation Policy:
Provided a written cancellation is received before 28 February 2014, the full payment minus 20% for bank charges and handling will be refunded.  No refunds will be given after that date.  The cancellation policy applies to all reservations made.  No telephone cancellations will be accepted.  Submit cancellation in writing to the Conference secretariat (icsg@nuigalway.ie).

For accommodation cancellations, please contact your hotel/B&B provider directly for information on their cancellation policy.