Project Start Date: January 2019

UPCOMING Presentations

Susan Grant, “Faith in Older People: The Role of Mercy in Late Soviet Society,” European Association for the History of Medicine and Health, KU Leuven/online, September 7-10, 2021

Susan Grant, “Ageing Well, Soviet Style: Elder Health and Physical Culture, 1958-1985,” Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM), Swansea, 9-11 July 2020 (Postponed until July 2022).

PAST Presentations

Botakoz Kassymbekova, “History of Soviet Babushka, 1945-1991” (In Russian language), The Russian House, Berlin, Germany. April 29th.

Sergei Mokhov and Isaac Scarborough, “Care in a Time of Collapse: Soviet and Post-Soviet Conceptions across the 1991 Divide,” Old Age in Times of Crisis, Birkbeck, University of London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Online Symposium), April 8-9, 2021.

Botakoz Kassymbekova, “Ageing and the City in the Soviet Union, 1945-1991,”  Joint Digital Colloquium of the Chairs of Eastern European History of the Universities of Kiel and Bremen, 16 February 2021.

Aleksandra Brokman, “Illnesses of Ageing Minds and Bodies: Inside Gerontological Wards at Soviet Psychiatric Hospitals,” ASEEES, Sunday 8 November 2020 (Virtual Conference).

Susan Grant, “How to make a Home: Medical Support for Older People Living in State Care in the Late Soviet Union,” ASEEES, Sunday 8 November 2020 (Virtual Conference).

Aleksandra Brokman, “An Unhealthy Rest: Rational Lifestyle in Soviet Mental Hygiene for Older People,” BASEES (British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies), Cambridge, 3-5 April 2020 (Cancelled due to Covid-19).

Aleksandra Brokman, “Protecting Mental Health in Post-War USSR: Self-Perfection, Will and Ageing,” BASEES, Cambridge, 3-5 April 2020 (Cancelled).

Botakoz Kassymbekova, “Ageing After Repressions: Silence, Stigma, and Trauma in the Soviet Union,” BASEES, Cambridge, 3-5 April 2020 (Cancelled).

Susan Grant, “Ageing Bodies at Work and at Rest: Soviet Technology and the Preservation of Elder Health in the 1960s,” BASEES, Cambridge, 3-5 April 2020 (Cancelled).

Isaac McKean Scarborough, “Years to Life or Life to Years?: The Enduring Interest in Longevity in Soviet Gerontological Research,” BASEES, Cambridge, 3-5 April 2020 (Cancelled).

Susan Grant, “The Last Resort?: Soviet Homes for the Elderly, 1960-1990,” BASEES, Cambridge, 3-5 April 2020 (Cancelled).

Aleksandra Brokman, “A Golden Autumn: Soviet Mental Hygiene and Psychoprophylaxis of Old Age,” GOSU Project Workshop, Liverpool, 6 December 2019.

Botakoz Kassymbekova, “An ‘egoist’ Babushka: Gender, Family Roles and Ageing in the Soviet Union,” GOSU Project Workshop, Liverpool, 6 December 2019.

Susan Grant, “Elder Health in the Soviet Union: Developing and Delivering Care through Geriatric Services,” GOSU Project Workshop, Liverpool, 5 December 2019.

Isaac Scarborough, “A New Science for an Old(er) Population: Soviet Gerontology and Geriatrics in International Comparative Perspective,” GOSU Project Workshop, Liverpool, 5 December 2019.

Susan Grant, “Help the Aged: Later Life in the Late Soviet Union,” ASEEES (Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies), San Francisco, 22 November 2019.

Botakoz Kassymbekova, “Старость в СССР, 1945-1991. Заметки к архивным поискам,” [Ageing in the Soviet Union, 1945-1991. Preliminary research observations], German Historical Institute, Moscow, 5 November 2019.

Susan Grant, “The Ageing Body and Mind: Soviet Gerogigiena and the ‘New’ Older People,” Technologies of Body and Mind Conference, University of Nottingham, 18 May 2019.

Isaac Scarborough, “К описанию гериатрической службы позднесоветской эпохи (1970-1991),” [An initial description of the Soviet geriatric service, 1970-1991], Fundamental Science and Clinical Medicine Conference, St. Petersburg State University, 20 April 2019.