Art & Culture Seminar

Inter-disciplinary studies of ageing - how does collaboration between the social sciences, humanities and arts reveal the experience of old age?



This is a free event
This seminar will explore how social sciences, humanities and arts can help reveal the experience of old age.

One hundred years ago you could have expected to live for about 50 years. Today, those of us living in Western Europe are likely to reach 80 years of age and our children could live well past 100 years. The 30 year extension of life expectancy in recent decades has many implications for social policy.

This seminar presents results of an ongoing collaboration between a critical gerontologist (Gemma Carney, ARK, Queen's University Belfast) and a social and cultural historian (Leonie Hannan, School of History, Arts, Philosophy and Politics), both of whom work on gender. It is based on a cross-disciplinary exchange developed through research, engagement and teaching ( and offers reflections on the importance of seeing current debates in deeper historical and cultural context.

The event is open to anyone with an interest in these themes. Registration is not required. 

  • Arts
  • Education/training
  • Men
  • Older people
  • Women
  • ageing
  • Older People
  • arts
  • history
  • culture

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University Road
United Kingdom

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The event will be held in the Brian Friel Theatre, Queen's University Belfast, University Road, Belfast