Call for abstracts: Workshop on Dementia and Knowledge Practices – Københavns Universitet

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Call for abstracts: Workshop on Dementia and Knowledge Practices

Putting together rich empirical researches in dementia care, the two-day workshop Arts of Caring, Arts of Knowing: Dementia and Knowledge Practices aims to explore the generative potentials of dementia that urge and inspire us to rethink, imagine, tweak, improvise our ways of knowing, caring, and living as well as our analytic concepts and methods in humanities and social sciences. We invite participants from diverse disciplines who are documenting and producing alternative discourses, practices, and imaginaries about dementia, and asking questions about what it means, is and takes to live a “good” life as humans.

Your abstract

We seek papers that engage with the following questions, but not limited to:

  • Everyday experiments in dementia care both in informal and formal care settings
  • Production and circulation of caregiver knowledge on dementia care
  • Relationships between biomedical knowledge and caregiver knowledge on dementia
  • Mattering of “quality of life” of people with dementia and their carers in different contexts
  • Historical changes in dementia-related policies and their ethical and political implications
  • Innovative and creative engagements with dementia

Submission details

If you are interested, please submit an abstract (250 words max.) including 3-5 keywords and a paper title on the submission page by April 30, 2019. Due to space limitation, only limited number of participants will be invited. Selected participants will be notified by May 15, 2019. 

If you have any questions about the call, please contact conference organizer Jieun Lee, jle@anthro.ku.dk.

Participants will be asked to submit a short paper by the end of August, which will then be circulated among participants and discussed during the workshop.

The actual workshop will take place in September 19-20, 2019 in Copenhagen.

Read more about the workshop