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Cultural Diversity of Ageing in Focus of Lectures

May 27, 2015

"Ageing Differently - Cultural Diversity and Creative Opportunities" is the topic of a lecture series at Heidelberg University. Nine speakers from different institutions and from a variety of academic backgrounds presented their findings in irregular intervals from May 11 to July 13, 2015. The event was organised within the university's "Studium Generale" and open to the public.

The lecture series aimed to present different facets of the process of ageing and some of the differences that exist between cultures, but also opportunities that arise. Hence it featured talks on health, media, on representations of ageing in literature, as well as on creative possibilities connected to ageing and on ageing in a number of Asian countries. The event was organised by Heidelberg University's department for continuing education and thus open not only to members of the university, but also to the general public. All lectures took place at the Neue Aula.

The lecture series began on May 11, 2015, with a talk by Prof. Andreas Kruse from the Institute of Geronology, who coordinates the Cluster's Research Project B19 "Ageing in a Transcultural Context" together with Prof. Dr. Christiane Brosius and Prof. Dr. Axel Michaels.

Further speakers included Prof. Rainer Sauerborn (University Hospital Heidelberg), Prof. Harm-Peer Zimmermann (University of Zurich), Prof. Alexander von Rospatt (UC Berkeley), Prof. Angelika Messner (University of Kiel), Dr. Mark Schweda (University of Göttingen), Prof. Konrad Beyreuther (University of Heidelberg), Prof. Florian Coulmas (University of Duisburg-Essen), Prof. Anja Hartung (University Vienna), and Prof. Henriette Herwig (University of Düsseldorf).

For further information please visit the Heidelberg University Event Calendar and the website of the Studium Generale.


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