BSA Ageing, body and society study group (5th Annual Conference, London, Friday July 6th 2012)

The British Library Conference Centre, London

Keynote Address: Professor Barb Marshall (Trent University, Canada) who will speak on: ‘Ageing, Embodiment and Corporeality: Lessons for the Sociology of the Body’

Plenary Panel with audience discussion and participation ‘Ageing, Body and Society’ including: Professor Toni Calasanti (Virginia Tech, USA); Professor Paul Higgs (UCL, UK); Professor Chris Phillipson (Keele University, UK); and Professor Julia Twigg (University of Kent, UK)

An excellent and diverse programme of current research including 36 oral presentations and 7 posters

Book launch and wine reception for ‘Researching Later Life and Ageing – Expanding Qualitative Research Horizons’ edited by Dr Miranda Leontowitsch and published by Palgrave Macmillan

Visual research display presented by Dr Carol Wolkowitz (Warwick University), Dr Cassandra Phoenix (Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry) and Dr Wendy Martin (Brunel University)

Annual meeting of the Ageing, Body and Society study group

See full programme details at: http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/AgeingProgramme.aspx

Invitation to Delegates
We invite you to join us for our fifth annual conference at the British Library on Friday 6th July 2012. During the last five years our study group has been exploring the social, cultural and biological dimensions of our bodies as we grow older. For our fifth annual conference we wish to take the opportunity to review our progress and debate and consider our future challenges. In particular, this one day conference seeks to bring together academics and researchers whose work focuses on ageing bodies or wish to widen their interests by exploring the embodied dimensions of their research. We look forward to meeting you there!

Further information: www.britsoc.co.uk/events/ageing<http://www.britsoc.co.uk/events/ageing>
Twitter: @AgeingBody http://twitter.com/#!/AgeingBody

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