28 - 31 August 2013
Torino, Italy

RN01 – Ageing in Europe

Ricca Edmondson ricca.edmondson@nuigalway.ie School of Political Science and Sociology, National University of Ireland, Galway
Harald Künemund harald.kuenemund@uni-vechta.de University of Vectha, Germany
Kathrin Komp Kathrin.Komp@soc.umu.se Umeå University, Sweden

For over the past decade, the Research Network on Ageing in Europe has organized highly successful paper sessions in conjunction with the European Sociological Association’s conferences (in Helsinki 2001, Murcia 2003, Torun 2005, Glasgow 2007, Lisbon 2009, and Geneva 2011). Reflecting the large and growing interest in research on ageing, we have had many paper submissions, well attended sessions, and stimulating as well as fruitful discussions.

At the upcoming 11th conference of the European Sociological Association in Turin, we will again hold sessions that focus on empirical, theoretical and conceptual aspects of research on ageing. These sessions will continue on-going discussions, open new areas of inquiry, and engage with the overarching conference theme “Crisis, Critique and Change”. Papers may, but not necessarily need to, fit into the following thematic areas.

Of course we will also consider papers with new and creative approaches that do not fit into one of these categories – we will rearrange papers and session when necessary. Papers with a cross-national, comparative focus and papers by researchers earlier in their careers are particularly to be welcomed. Individuals should not be the first author (i.e. the presenter) of more than one paper.

We look forward to meeting you in Turin!


Thank you very much to all participants for making esa torino an outstanding conference.