Ageing and Gerontology after 1945: Situating the Soviet Case

December 05-06, 2019

Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool

Moot Room, John Foster Building, L3 5UZ

This workshop invites scholars working on ageing in Russia and the Soviet Union to gather and discuss key issues in the history of ageing. The purpose of this discussion is twofold. First, it aims to situate the Soviet Union (with a focus on Russia and Ukraine) in the wider global constellation of ageing and gerontology, paying particular attention to comparisons with East and West Germany, as well as Britain. Second, it pays particular attention to key issues in gerontology. These include 1) assessing the role of older women and men in the Soviet Union and 2) the mental health of older people during late socialism. Discussion will centre on investigating the prime trends and concerns of gerontologists, policymakers, governments, and the public.

Provisional programme to follow soon.

This event is generously supported by the Wellcome Trust, BASEES and LJMU.