ASC-ISAR – Interdisciplinary Seminars on Ageing Research 

At the Division of Ageing and Social Change (ASC), we organise the ASC-ISAR online seminar series which provides outstanding lectures on ageing of interdisciplinary significance for all those interested in ageing research.
Research on ageing is by nature interdisciplinary. Ageing is part of human life in general, but also socially constructed and influenced by many different factors, such as genes, lifestyle, social structure, welfare systems, technical development, health care, medicine, and economy. Many research areas are associated with ageing, although not considered as “ageing research”.

ASC-ISAR is a seminar series for everyone interested in research on ageing. Each academic year, we invite a limited number of guest speakers who are distinguished contributors to the proliferation of knowledge on issues related to ageing to present their works and perspective. 

ASC-ISAR provides a platform for ageing researchers and for anyone interested in ageing-related topics to attend lectures, meet, network and create collaborations.

Programme 2022/2023 Show/Hide content

Cancelled, new date to be announced soon: European macro ageing policies and key questions
by Vitalija Gaucaite, former chief of the Population Unit of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
November 16, 2022, 13.15 CET

Ageing and hearing loss
by Henrik Danielsson, professor and research director at the Disability Research Division, Linköping University (Sweden)
December 14, 2022, 13.15 CET

Ageism, ableism and older workers
by Mariska van der Horst, assistant professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
February 8, 2023, 13.15 CET

How to deal with staff shortages in an ageing labour market: the case of the Netherlands
by Joop Schippers, professor of Labour Economics at Utrecht University, The Netherlands
March 22, 2023, 13.15 CET


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Exploring the relationship between critical life transitions in older age and multidimesional social exclusion. 

Prof. Kieran Walsh, Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, University of Galway, Ireland
January 19.

The challenges to guarantee sexual rights and sexual behavior in long-term care institutions for older people. 

Prof. Feliciano Villar Posada, University of Barcelona, Spain
March 16.

Cross-national empirical evidence on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on informal carers in Europe. 

Dr. Giovanni Lamura, Centre for Socio-Economic Research on Ageing, Italian National Institute for the Science on Ageing and Health (INRCA), Italy
May 18.

Family Conflicts: Love and Hate around Inheritance and Gifts

Dr. Stephan Köppe, University College Dublin, Ireland
May 19.


Ageing and Social Change (AGE) – Themes and concepts of a new international Master’s programme

Prof. Andreas Motel-Klingebiel and Dr. Indre Genelyte, Linköping University, Division of Ageing and Social Change.
December 1.

Learning and dementia

Prof. Lars-Christer Hydén and Elias Ingebrand, Linköping University, Division Ageing and Social Change.
December 8.

Ageing and communication technologies

Prof. Loredana Ivan, University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania.
October 6.

Aging and Digital Technology – Friends or Foes?

Dr. Stefan T. Kamin, Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU), Germany
May 19.

Loneliness in older adults – research evidence and future directions

Prof. Dr. Lena Dahlberg, Dalarna University, Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University, Sweden
April 14.

Using active ageing as a policy response to the challenges of ageing

Dr. Liam Foster, University of Sheffield, UK
March 17.

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