We are a friendly and informal international network of academics and researchers with a shared interest in critical approaches to dementia. We welcome anyone who wishes to explore critical thinking and perspectives in dementia studies. In particular, our focus is on the ‘critical turn’ in related fields such as disability, feminism, post-colonial studies, queer studies etc. and how these fields might offer the potential for fresh and alternative approaches to dementia – theoretically, methodologically and empirically.
The Critical Dementia Network (CDN) is getting underway with a series of workshops to explore relevant ideas and approaches and this will include some online activities that will be open to anyone with an interest in joining us. This initial work has been kindly sponsored by the Swedish Foundation for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Over time our aim is to promote interdisciplinary sharing and debate via the network, working towards jointly written publications, co-organised events and collaborative research.
Step one, if you are interested in joining us, is to sign up for the network on this website. Please submit a short 2-3 line bio, details of your affiliation and areas of interest/expertise and any references to relevant publications or other outputs produced by you. In due course we hope to create an archive that will start to build up relevant publications and links to useful material as well as serving to link up individuals with shared interests.