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Prof.dr. Jan Baars

Jan Baars
Position

Bijzonder hoogleraar ouder worden in een levensloop perspectief; in het bijzonder interpretatieve gerontologie

Phone

0302390100

Research

Zijn belangrijkste onderzoeksthema's zijn:
A. Tijdsbegippen en ouder worden als leven in de tijd
B. Sociale Rechtvaardigheid en Social Ongelijkheid in de organisatie van de levensloop 
C. Kritische Gerontologie: onderzoek naar maatschappelijke ontwikkelingen en hun effect op ouder worden
D. De geschiedenis van de levenskunst als inspiratiebron voor de levenskunst van het ouder worden.

Voor interviews, recensies en downloads van artikelen zie www.janbaars.nl

Scientific activities:
2016
Chair and convenor symposium ‘Ethical Aspects of Ageing’ Annual Conference British Society of Gerontology, Stirling 6-8 juli 2016
‘Ageing, Inequality and Justice’, paper Annual Conference British Society of Gerontology, Stirling 6-8 juli 2016

‘A neglect of finite time in human aging’ Symposium "Humanistic Perspectives on Late-Life Care in a Finite Lifetime" Annual Conference GSA, 16-20 November, New Orleans, USA

2015
‘Human Aging as living (in) time’ Keynote at Interdisciplinary Conference ‘Ageing Histories, Mythologies and Taboos’ , University of Bergen, Norway, 30 and 31 January 2015

'Critical turns of Time, Age and Aging' . Keynote at 8th Congress of the European Region of the IAGG, Dublin, Ireland (23-25 April 2015)

 ‘Searching for a Good Life: Aging and the Rediscovery of Wisdom’. Keynote at Forum of Terence Seedsman Gero-Philosophy School. Assos, Turkey, May 7th, 2015.

'The Fourth Age: another challenge for Personhood and Agency'. Annual Conference British Society of Gerontology, Newcastle, July 1-3, 2015. Paper in symposium 'Personhood, Agency and the Fourth Age'. Chair Paul Higgs. Other presenters: Chris Gilleard, Amanda Grenier and Chris Phillipson.

'Aging and (living in) time', invited paper symposium 'HOMO SENESCENS. Ageing in philosophical, theological and historical anthropology'. Organized by Institut für Ethik und Geschichte der Medizin, Universitätsmedizin Göttingen, Institut für Ethik und Geschichte, Universität Freiburg im Breisgau, Hannover October 1-3 2015.

Convenor and chair of 'Time, Age and Aging – An Interdisciplinary Symposium'. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, Florida, November 18-22 2015. 

'Time, Age and Aging - A Conceptual Analysis', paper interdisciplinary symposium 'Time, Age and Aging', Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, Florida, November 18-22 2015.  Other presenters: L.A. Gavrilov & N.S. Gavrilova (Biology, Chicago), Hans-Werner Wahl & Martina Miche (Psychology, Heidelberg), Rick Settersten (Sociology, Oregon State) & Gunhild Hagestad (Sociology, Oslo).

'Ageing and the Social Recognition of Agency'. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, Florida, November 18-22 2015.  Paper in symposium 'Agency, the State and ‘Active Ageing’: Inequality and ‘Precariousness’ in the Construction of Old Age'. Chair Chris Phillipson (Manchester). Other presenters Dale Dannefer (Cleveland), Amanda Grenier (McMaster, Canada), Caroll Estes (San Francisco)

Selection of publications

'Aging: Learning to Live a Finite Life' The Gerontologist doi:10.1093/geront/gnw089 2016

‘Envellir bé no potser el mateix que mantenir-se jove. Cap a una filosofia de l'envelliment,’. Revista Periferia. Cristianisme, postmodernitat, globalizació. (ISSN 2339-8310) octubre, 2016

'Concepts of Time in Age and Ageing' in Geoffrey Scarre (Ed.) The Palgrave Handbook of the Philosophy of Aging' (forthcoming october 2016)

‘Human aging, finite lives and the idealization of clocks’, Biogerontology (forthcoming)
 
‘Learning to live a finite Life’  Interview Aging Horizons Bulletin (Canada) October 2016

'Narrative Foundations of Aging and Time'. In: Margareth Hagen, Lillian Helle and Margery Vibe Skagen (Eds.) Plots, Myths and Metaphors of the Senescent Self: Contributions to a Cultural History of Ageing. Routledge Studies in Cultural History (forthcoming)

‘Aging, time and temporality’. In Mark Schweda, Michael Coors & Claudia Bozzaro (Eds.) Homo Senescens: Aging and Old Age in Philosophical, Theological, and Historical Anthropology (forthcoming)

Precarity, Social inequality and social Justice’ in Amanda M. Grenier and Chris Phillipson  (Eds.) Precarity and Aging: Understanding changing forms of risk and vulnerability in later life, Bristol: Policy Press (forthcoming)

'Autonomy and the idealization of independence. A critical introduction to ethical approaches to aging'. Proceedings of 2016 Forum of Terence Seedsman Gero-Philosophy School. Assos, Turkey (forthcoming)
 
‘Searching for a Good Life: Aging and the Rediscovery of Wisdom’.(English and Turkish) Proceedings of 2015 Forum of Terence Seedsman Gero-Philosophy School. Assos, Turkey (forthcoming)

‘Time in Late Modern Ageing'  in Julia Twigg & Wendy Martin (Eds.) Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology, Milton Park: Routledge 2015, p. 397-404

Hanne Laceulle & Jan Baars 'Self-Realization and Cultural Narratives about Later Life' Journal of Aging Studies, Vol. 31 (2014) p. 34 - 44.

Jan Baars ‘Aging and the Exploration of Lived Ambivalence’ in:  AgeCulture Humanities. An Interdisciplinary Journal  2014, pp.43-46

Jan Baars ‘Sociale dimensies van Goed Ouder Worden’, in Joost van Vliet en Jan Jukema (red.) 'Perspectieven op ouder worden en de sociaal professional'. Uitgeverij Boom –Lemma 2014, p.221 - 232  

Jan Baars ‘ De kunst van het leven in verschillende tijden’ in: Joep Dohmen (red.) Over Levenskunst. De grote filosofen over het goede leven’ Amsterdam: Ambo, 2014, p. 476-483

Jan Baars ‘Ouder worden en de terugkeer van de maatschappelijke ongelijkheid’ in: Geron. Tijdschrift over ouder worden & samenleving, 16, (2014), p.7-10.

Jan Baars ‘Aging and the Art of Living’  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press 2012

Jan Baars, Amanda Grenier, Joseph Dohmen and Chris Phillipson  (Eds.) Ageing, Meaning and Social Structure: Connecting Critical and Humanistic Gerontology, Bristol: Policy Press, 2013.

Jan Baars ‘A Deepening Involvement in Life with Others. Towards a philosophy of Aging’ in: Research on Ageing and Social Policy, October 2012.

 Jan Baars ‘Critical Turns of Aging, Narrative, and Time’ in: International Journal of Aging and Later Life,  2012

Joep Dohmen & Jan Baars ‘De Kunst van het Ouder Worden. De Grote Filosofen over Ouderdom’. Amsterdam: Ambo 2010 (9e druk 2016).

Jan Baars ‘Time and Aging: Enduring and Emerging Issues’, Pp. 367 – 376 in Dale Dannefer and Chris Phillipson (Eds.) International Handbook of Social Gerontology, New York-London: SAGE Publishers 2010.
 
Jan Baars 'Philosophy of Aging, Time, and Finitude'. Pp. 105-120 in T.R. Cole, R. Ray & R. Kastenbaum (Eds.), A Guide to Humanistic Studies in Aging. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. 

Jan Baars ‘Problematic Theoretical Foundations: Time, Age and Aging.’ Pp. 87-100 in Vern Bengtson, Merril Silverstein, Norella Putney & Daphna Gans (Eds.) Handbook of Theories of Aging. Second Edition, New York: Springer Publishers, 2009. 

Jan Baars, Dale Dannefer, Chris Phillipson & Alan Walker (Eds.) Aging, Globalization and Inequality: the New Critical Gerontology Baywood, Amityville, 2006.

Jan Baars & Henk Visser ‘Aging and Time. Multidisciplinary Perspectives’ (Baywood, New York, 2006).

Jan Baars, Het Nieuwe Ouder Worden. Paradoxen en Perspectieven van Leven in de Tijd (Humanistics University Press, 2006; 3e druk 2013). Naar aanleiding van de 1e druk verscheen tevens 'Het Nieuwe Ouder Worden'. Themanummer Tijdschrift voor Humanistiek 28, december 2006


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Education

Humanisering 1
Graduate School

Ancillary activities

  • Past Chair of Humanities and Arts Committee of the Gerontological Society of America
  • Member of Program Committee Gerontological Society of America
  • Member of the Jury for Social Gerontology Theory Award - Gerontological Society of America
  • Member of the British Society of Gerontology
  • Member European Network in Aging Studies
  • Member of several Editorial Boards of Journals and Book Series 
  • Adviser to several Scientific Publishers
  • Member of (inter)national Audit Committees for research on aging