Since 2022, the LIVES Centre has organised an international conference at the University of Lausanne or the University of Geneva. This event is an opportunity to stimulate discussion and interdisciplinary research on the life course, drawing on the wealth of the Centre LIVES network of junior and senior researchers.
The programme includes keynote lectures, themed sessions and poster presentations. More information is available below on the various editions of the conference.
The life course in turbulent times - 9-10 November 2023 - University of Lausanne
As our society faces global crises in short succession in the 21st century, the interest for longitudinal studies has heightened. Cutting-edge data, methods and research are crucially needed to investigate the impact of crises and other adverse events on life course transitions and trajectories. What role do material, motivational, cognitive and non-cognitive resources (such as resistance to stress) play in bolstering individuals’ resilience over time – and how do they interact with social inequalities? How do governments, markets and families reduce or increase the vulnerability of different social groups in the aftermath of crises?
A shared vision of research on vulnerability in a life course perspective - 17-18 November 2022 - Campus Biotech, Geneva
The Conference focused on our twelve years of joint research conducted at NCCR LIVES and our shared vision of research on vulnerability in a life course perspective for the next ten years. We welcome presentations on all relevant areas of life course research, such as family, health, employment, education, old age, family, gender relations or innovative longitudinal methods. We are particularly interested in interdisciplinary research and research showing mechanisms of and policy responses to vulnerability in the life course.