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Joan Tronto

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Amelia DeFalco


Stephen Katz

Kelli Stajduhar

Age and Care 2023: Aging in a Caring Society? Theories in Conversation is the inaugural conference of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Aging and Care at the University of Graz in Austria. With this interdisciplinary conference that aims at bringing aging and care theories into conversation, we welcome you to Graz. Hoping that you will form lasting connections, gain insight into international scholarship in the fields, and enjoy our beautiful unversity campus and city center, the conference offers a three-day meeting space for academics working on topics pertaining to aging and care, as well as partners from local organizations and institutions. 

Please email your contributions to following the paper, poster, or panel guideline below.

Papers/Posters will feature a presentation/be presented in a poster session by its author(s). The abstract must include a title, author(s) name(s), and a summary of the research design and findings closely related to the call. This abstract must also be no longer than 250 words.

Panels will consist of four papers in conversation with each other, addressing the same theme. Panel abstracts must be submitted by a designated panel chair or a corresponding author and summarize the purpose and contribution of the proposed panel and its authors in no more than 250 words.

Please include a title, all panel member's names, and affiliations. The submission must also include four panel paper abstracts including titles, author(s) name(s), and a summary of the research design and findings. These abstracts must also be no longer than 250 words each


In summary, for each panel submission please include a panel abstract as well as abstracts for the four papers to be featured, totalling five abstracts for each panel submission.



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


Sarah Bindar

Student Assistant

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Eva-Maria Trinkaus

Conference Co-Chair

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Stefanie Rieger

Conference Board

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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


Call for Abstracts Opens January 20, 2023

Abstract Submission Closes March 10, 2023


Notification of Acceptance: April 10, 2023


Registration and Payment for Presenters and Attendees Opens April 10, 2023


Registration and Payment for Presenters and Attendees Closes June 10, 2023



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.

Venue & Accomodation:

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