Eurograd message

Message posted on 16/02/2021

CfP: 4S 2021 - Aging with other-than-humans: STS and age studies beyond technological solutions

Dear all,

(With apologies for cross-posting)

We invite you all to submit an abstract to our Open Panel "Aging with other-than-humans: STS and age studies beyond technological solutions" (see CFP below) as part of the 4S Annual Meeting (2021).

This year's conference, "Good Relations: Practices and Methods in Unequal and Uncertain Worlds," will take place in Toronto and worldwide October 6-9, 2021.

We welcome presentations from all disciplines and practices. Submissions will be open until March 8, 2021.

For more details on how to submit, please visit:

For submission, please use the abstract submission platform of the conference and choose the Open Panel:

For further questions, please email or

Kind regards, Daniel & Nete

Panel 9: Aging with other-than-humans: STS and age studies beyond technological solutions

In recent years, Science and Technology studies have paid increasing attention to ageing and elderly care. At the cross-road with critical age studies, new areas and theoretical developments such as socio-gerontechnology or material gerontology are making important contributions. Informed by material-semiotics, post-humanism, and affect theory these developments are shedding light on the critical role of materiality and other-than-human beings in the constitution of old age as a social construct and bio-political device. They show how notions of ageing well (such as active ageing or successful ageing) are materialised in technological and biomedical innovations and how these configure modes of doing age in older’s people daily-life. Drawing on the more-than-human turn in STS and age studies, this panel is an invitation to extend the reach of these developments beyond their traditional focus on innovative digital and biomedical “solutions” for the ageing society. We invite papers that consider more-than-human entanglements with animal, plants, buildings, landscapes, etc. in critical studies of age and elderly care. We also look for contributions that delve into the politics of relations in these more-than-human entanglements in later life.

The panel is an invitation to consider questions such as:

  • How elderly care is reconfigured when care is not considered from anthropocentric visions?
  • What does ageing and old age become when ageing is seen as a stage of becoming-with other-than-humans?
  • How do other-than-human ageing and elderly care matter in these entanglements?
  • What notions of ageing well and good elderly care emerge as a result of this?

Keywords: ageing, care, ecologies, more-than human, materiality, technology, affect, interspecies entanglements

Daniel López Gómez IN3 - Internet Interdisciplinary Institute CareNet Research Group Estudis de Psicologia i Ciències de l'Educació Associate Professor (+34) 933 263 681 twitter

Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss, 5 08860 Castelldefels

Aquest missatge és confidencial, la difusió de les dades que inclou és regulada per la Llei orgànica de protecció de dades i la Llei de serveis de la societat de la informació. Abans d’imprimir aquest missatge electrònic penseu en el medi ambient. Este mensaje es confidencial, la difusión de los datos que incluye está regulada por la Ley orgánica de protección de datos y la Ley de servicios de la sociedad de la información. Antes de imprimir este mensaje electrónico piensa en el medio ambiente. This message is confidential. Dissemination of this message and its contents is regulated by the Spanish laws on Information Society Services and Data Protection. Please consider the environment before printing.



Us informem que les vostres dades identificatives i les contingudes en els missatges electrònics i fitxers adjunts es poden incorporar a les nostres bases de dades amb la finalitat de gestionar les relacions i comunicacions vinculades a la UOC, i que es poden conservar mentre es mantingui la relació. Si ho voleu, podeu exercir el dret a accedir a les vostres dades, rectificar-les i suprimir-les i altres drets reconeguts normativament adreçant-vos a l'adreça de correu emissora o a .

Aquest missatge i qualsevol fitxer que porti adjunt, si escau, tenen el caràcter de confidencials i s'adrecen únicament a la persona o entitat a qui s'han enviat.

Així mateix, posem a la vostra disposició un delegat de protecció de dades que no només s'encarregarà de supervisar tots els tractaments de dades de la nostra entitat, sinó que us podrà atendre per a qualsevol qüestió relacionada amb el tractament de dades. La seva adreça de contacte és . INFORMACIÓN SOBRE PROTECCIÓN DE DATOS DE LA UNIVERSITAT OBERTA DE CATALUNYA (UOC) Os informamos de que vuestros datos identificativos y los contenidos en los mensajes electrónicos y ficheros adjuntos pueden incorporarse a nuestras bases de datos con el fin de gestionar las relaciones y comunicaciones vinculadas a la UOC, y de que pueden conservarse mientras se mantenga la relación. Si lo deseáis, podéis ejercer el derecho a acceder a vuestros datos, rectificarlos y suprimirlos y otros derechos reconocidos normativamente dirigiéndoos a la dirección de correo emisora o a . Este mensaje y cualquier fichero que lleve adjunto, si procede, tienen el carácter de confidenciales y se dirigen únicamente a la persona o entidad a quien se han enviado. Así mismo, ponemos a vuestra disposición a un delegado de protección de datos que no solo se encargará de supervisar todos los tratamientos de datos de nuestra entidad, sino que podrá atenderos para cualquier cuestión relacionada con el tratamiento de datos. Su dirección de contacto es .

UNIVERSITAT OBERTA DE CATALUNYA (UOC) DATA PROTECTION INFORMATION Your personal data and the data contained in your email messages and attached files may be stored in our databases for the purpose of maintaining relations and communications linked to the UOC, and the data may be stored for as long as these relations and communications are maintained. If you so wish, you can exercise your rights to access, rectification and erasure of your data, and any other legally held rights, by writing to the sender’s email address or to . This message and, where applicable, any attachments are confidential and addressed solely to the individual or organization they were sent to. The UOC has a data protection officer who not only supervises the data processing carried out at the University, but who will also respond to any questions you may have about this data processing. You can contact our data protection officer by writing to .

EASST's Eurograd mailing list Eurograd (at) Unsubscribe or edit subscription options:

Meet us via

Report abuses of this list to

view as plain text
Follow by Email