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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: https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/easa2020/p/8821#


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 considerations.

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 http://www.eth.mpg.de/pieta http://www.maxnetaging.mpg.de/maxnetaging

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