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Message posted on 16/01/2020

CfP EASA 2020 in Lisbon

Dear All,

This is a reminder regarding the fast approaching deadline (20th January
23:59) for papers at EASA 2020 in Lisbon. Please, consider submitting a paper
to our panel entitled Illuminating Futures of the Life Course through Visual
and Digital Media that I will be co-convening, together with other colleagues
from the Age and Generations Network [AGENET], at EASA 2020 in Lisbon. The
panel will explore how ageing and life course can be addressed with
visual/digital methods, especially, but not exclusively, in the context of
dementia, disability or stigma [cfp here:


My co-convenors and I are working in the areas of anthropology of aging and
the life course, dementia research and anthropology of senility. Most of us
have limited knowledge of Visual Anthropology, and our hope for this panel is
to bridge the gap between our subfields and the visual research. We would also
hope that the panel would create the opportunity for both visual
anthropologists and life course anthropologists to identify areas of
productive exchange. A detailed CfP below:

Long abstract:

This panel explores current and emerging questions facing the Anthropology of
the Life Course: how visual and digital engagement changes the experience of
ageing for informants, and the roles language, methods and researchers' and
participants' ontological positions play in ethnographic knowledge production.
We propose to examine how the life course and related topics are approached by
researchers who use visual and digital media to generate and disseminate
anthropological knowledge. We will identify new subjectivities created with
visual and digital technologies and the impact of visual/ digital methods on
ethnographic fieldwork products. Further, we will trace the possibilities and
limits of non-traditional methodologies, such as how visual/ digital
narratives about the life course inform broader debates within anthropology,
and the lessons stemming from broader anthropological discussions for
anthropologists of the life course. We invite researchers at all stages of
their projects and careers to contribute papers or visual/digital
presentations (ideally accompanied with URL links) to address the following
issues: -Re-visiting the "writing culture" debate:how ageing and life course
can be addressed with visual/digital methods, especially in the context of
dementia, disability, stigma (Leibing 2019). -The extent to which life course
researchers and their informants are reimagining the relations among images,
image-makers and viewers/users with new technologies e.g. online platforms and
smartphone applications (Prins and Favero 2019). -Visual, digital forms and
their links to ethnographic content. -How ideas about publishing and platforms
for disseminating knowledge might be reconceptualized, including new methods
such as collaborative filming, multimedia texts and the consequent ethical

Should you require further details, please dont hesitate to contact us.

Please also feel free to forward this call for papers to anybody to whom it
may be of interest.



PhD Candidate@ Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Department
'Integration and Conflict')
Advokatenweg 36, D-06114 Halle/Saale

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