Project Start Date: January 2019

UPCOMING Presentations

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 2021).

PAST Presentations

History of Soviet Babushka, 1945-1991 (In Russian language). The Russian House, Berlin, Germany. April 29th, 18:00

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.