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CfP – 10th International Women, Ageing and Media (WAM) Summer School

Die Summer School findet am 27.Juni 2022 online statt.

Methods Focus 2: Exploring Qualitative Data in Ageing Research


Increasingly qualitative approaches to ageing research include producing data with older people. Whilst the methods themselves are relatively well-established, the types of data generated require further exploration and theorisation. Thus, these approaches lead us to important questions about how and why data matters, and for whom?

Proposals are invited for contributions to WAM Summer School 2022 which address an aspect of the Summer School theme “Exploring qualitative data in ageing research.” Drawing on a qualitative method/qualitative methods, presentations should focus on an aspect of ageing/older age and you may also wish to tackle associated questions of ethics, power in relation to the meanings of data that is generated.

Topics might include (but are not limited to) questions of data in:

  • Collaborative interviewing (e.g., friendship interviews, walking interviews, familial interviews)
  • Knowledge creation
  • Lifecourse approaches
  • Collaboration and co-creation
  • Autoethnography and reflective practice
  • Proposals may address this theme through:
  • 20-minute papers
  • Poster presentations (virtual, to be hosted on our website)
  • Panel presentations
  • Workshops (of up to 1 hour)

If you would like to suggest an alternative format for presentation not listed above, please get in touch. We welcome submissions from PhD candidates, early career researchers, and established colleagues of all stages of the academic lifecycle who work on questions of age(ing).


Please send proposals of up to 300 words including your name, affiliation, email address, title of presentation and abstract, to by Friday 22nd April 2022. Notifications will be made by Friday 29th April 2022.


If you have any questions, please get in touch with WAM co-Director Dr Hannah Grist via email at

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