Cultural Gerontology - Illuminating the Complexity of Ageing through the Arts and Humanities
Thursday 15th April 2021. 15.00-16.30
This unique webinar will be of interest to a wide range of disciplines within and associated with gerontology and the humanities, and should be of particular interest to students, faculty and researchers wishing to learn how to engage in inter- and trans-disciplinary research in humanities, arts and ageing.
Prof Des O'Neill, Trinity College Dublin (Section Editor, Geriatric Medical Humanities, European Geriatric Medicine)
Perspectives on ageing from the humanities, arts and cultural gerontology have greatly enriched our understanding of ageing and the life course and is a vibrant area for peer-reviewed publishing from many disciplines. Within Ireland, scholarship in cultural gerontology has been supported the Irish Research Council, Wellcome Trust, Health Research Board, Science Foundation Ireland, as well as the Arts and Humanities and Medical Research Councils in the UK. There has also been a welcome growth in focus in journals on humanities, arts and ageing.
This webinar will bring together the perspective of four active researchers in cultural gerontology to give an overview of developments in the field:
Kate de Medeiros, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA (Section Editor, Humanities and the Arts, The Gerontologist)
Gemma Carney, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at Queen’s University Belfast
Shaun O’Keeffe, Consultant Geriatrician at Galway University Hospitals and Hon. Personal Professor at National University of Ireland, Galway
Desmond O’Neill, Trinity College Dublin (Section Editor, Geriatric Medical Humanities, European Geriatric Medicine)
Desmond (Des) O’Neill is a Professor of Geriatric Medicine in Trinity College Dublin, active in medical humanities and cultural gerontology for several decades. He is Chair of the Humanities, Arts and Cultural Gerontology Advisory Panel of the Gerontological Society of America, and Chair of the Working Group on Medical and Health Humanities of the Irish Humanities Alliance.
Kate de Medeiros, PhD, is the O’Toole Family Professor of Gerontology in the Department of Sociology and Gerontology. Kate is the author or co-author of numerous peer-reviewed papers and books on ageing, including The Short Guide to Aging and Gerontology, Narrative Gerontology: Theory, Research and Practice, Global Aging: Comparative Perspective on Aging and the Life Courses, and the upcoming Guide to Humanistic Studies in Aging. She is currently the humanities and arts editor for The Gerontologist and the Governing Council Chair for the North American Network in Aging Studies.
Dr Gemma Carney is a social gerontologist and Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at Queen’s University Belfast where she leads a programme of inter-disciplinary research on ageing. She is Co-Investigator on Arts Humanities Research Council project Dementia in the Minds of Characters and Readers led by linguistics scholar Dr Jane Lugea. Gemma is the author of Critical Questions for Ageing Societies.
Shaun O'Keeffe MD FRCPI graduated from University College Dublin and trained in Internal and Geriatric Medicine in Galway, Dublin, Boston and Liverpool. He has been a Consultant Geriatrician and an Honorary Personal Professor of Medicine in Galway University Hospitals since 2000. He is currently co-chair of the HSE National Consent Policy revision group.