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Historicizing the ageing self: Literature, medicine, psychology, law

The project is supported by the Research Council of Norway's Programme for Cultural Conditions Underlying Social Change (SAMKUL) in the period 2016-2021.

SAMKUL aims to generate new knowledge about the cultural dimensions of current social challenges.

New PhD candidate

In Search of the Ageing Self

Gunn Inger Sture is a new PhD candidate affiliated with the project “Historicizing the ageing self”. Her PhD project has the working title “Marcel Proust – time metaphors, memory and ageing”.

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Videos from Professor George Rousseau Annual Seminar Series 2017

Seminar in collaboration with Professor Bernt Engelsen (Haukeland University Hospital) and Curator Eli Okkenhaug (KODE Art Museums in Bergen).

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Videos from the seminar "Defining Old Age"

Interdisciplinary research seminar June 2017 , University of Bergen

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George Rousseau (Oxford University)

"Wo(Man) Woe": Writers Writing themselves in and out of Old Age since the Enlightenment.

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Dr. Elizabeth Barry (University of Warwick)

Guest lecture: I’ve been waiting for it all my life": Beckett, Modernism and the Phenomenology of Old Age.

Network Meeting in Rome 

Why should literature be privileged in disciplinary approaches to ageing?

George Rousseau, Margery Vibe Skagen, Margareth Hagen