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Joan Tronto

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Kelli Stajduhar


Stephen Katz

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Amelia DeFalco

Thank you for joining us for CIRAC's inaugural conference. 

The recordings of the keynote lectures will be available in due time. 

Find the photos from the conference in the link below.


We are delighted to welcome you to Graz with a musical performance by the Austrian Duo Soyka Stirner on the first conference day.

Age and Care 2023: Aging in a Caring Society? Theories in Conversation was the inaugural conference of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Aging and Care (CIRAC) at the University of Graz in Austria. With this interdisciplinary conference that aimed at bringing aging and care theories into conversation, we welcomed you to Graz. Hoping that you formed lasting connections, gained insight into international scholarship in the fields, and enjoyed our beautiful university campus and city center, the conference offered a three-day meeting space for academics working on topics pertaining to aging and care, as well as partners from local organizations and institutions. 



Ulla Kriebernegg

Conference Chair

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Helen Kohlen

Conference Co-Chair

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Stefan Schweigler

Conference Board


Klaus Wegleitner

Conference Co-Chair

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Dzenana Pupic

Conference Board


Alekszandra Rokvity

Conference Board

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Eva-Maria Trinkaus

Conference Co-Chair

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Stefanie Rieger

Conference Board


Sarah Bindar

Student Assistant

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Anna-Christina Kainradl

Conference Co-Chair

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Unmil Karadkar

Conference Board

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Regina Brunnhofer

Administrative Assistant


Conference Fee EUR 265,-   |   Student Fee (including PhD) EUR 195,-

The conference fee includes all coffee breaks, and conference dinners, as well as a EUR 12,- non-refundable service charge.


Notification of Acceptance by April 10, 2023


Registration and Payment for Presenters and Attendees opens April 14, 2023


Registration and Payment for Presenters closes June 10, 2023

(presenters receive an email with a link to our online registration tool)


Registration and Payment for Attendees closes August 22, 2023

(attendees can register via the link provided on our website)



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Copyright: University of Graz


We are delighted to present two excellent exhibitions in cooperation with Universitätsmuseen:


The exhibition focuses on the work of legally contracted carers from mostly fromm South East Europe. It traces the lines of their migratory journeys and shows what help from the 24/7 carer entails. It gives insight into job responsibilities, sheds light on working conditions and addresses problems of the home care system. Curator and exhibition author: Christine Braunersreuther. Coordination: David Kranzelbinder


HALT: Keine Gewalt! Stop Violence Against Older People

The traveling exhibition is centered around the themes of physical, psychological, and financial violence against older people. These three categories of violence are depicted within the context of locations where such offenses might occur: be it within homes, institutions, or public spaces. The exhibition is organized by the “Pro Senectute Österreich” association with support from the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care, and Consumer Protection. 

Reimagining Dementia: A Creative Coalition for Justice

CIRAC would like to invite you to the Age Care Graz 2023 Film Screening

Reimagining Dementia: A Creative Coalition for Justice is an international group of people living with dementia, carers/care partners, family and community members, dementia activists and allies, health professionals, advocates, artists, academics, policymakers, and others.

They share a vision of care and support that promotes inclusion, relationships, creativity, joy and the possibility of growth for everyone impacted by dementia. The the 7 min, 40 second original song and video was produced by members of Reimagining Dementia in support of World Alzheimer's Month and the Coalition's international grassroots campaign, "Taking it to the Streets" aimed at transforming the narrative about dementia. Melanie Lalani, one of the coalition’s steering committee members, will be on site presenting the film.

The film screening takes place on Friday, September 22, 1 pm, in HS 15.03 (the keynote lecture hall).

More information:

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