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”.


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).


Videos from the seminar "Defining Old Age"

Interdisciplinary research seminar June 2017 , University of Bergen


George Rousseau (Oxford University)

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


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