Alter(n) und Gesellschaft

Sektion der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie



German Sociological Association

Welcome to the Section Ageing and Society of the German Sociological Association!



  • Dr. Claudia Vogel, Deutsches Zentrum für Altersfragen (spokesperson) >> Contact
  • Dr. Miranda Leontowitsch, Arbeitsbereich Interdisziplinäre Alternswissensschaft, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt (deputy spokesperson)  >> Contact
  • Dr. Ludwig Amrhein, Fachbereich Angewandte Sozialwissenschaften, Fachhochschule Dortmund >> Contact
  • Prof. Dr. Harald Künemund, Institut für Gerontologie, Universität Vechta >> Contact
  • PD Dr. Helga Pelizäus, Institut für Soziologie und Volkswirtschaftslehre, Universität der Bundeswehr München >> Contact
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus R. Schroeter, Institut Integration und Partizipation, FHNW Hochschule für Soziale Arbeit, Olten (Schweiz) >> Contact
  • Dr. Anna Wanka, Institut für Sozialpädagogik und Erwachsenenbildung, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt >> Contact

Postal Adress

Sektion Alter(n) und Gesellschaft der DGS

c/o Dr. Claudia Vogel (spokesperson)
Deutsches Zentrum für Altersfragen (DZA)
Manfred-von-Richthofen-Str. 2
12101 Berlin


About the section

The Section Ageing and Society is a forum for debate on questions of the relationship between ageing and societal development, the social framework of ageing and the implications for sociological theories and approaches to research vice and versa. 

The working group "Ageing and Society" was founded during the Sociology Congress in Freiburg in 1998. The Council of the DGS had previously approved the application to set up the group. After two years successful work and following an application made by us in September 2000, the section "Ageing and Society" evolved from the former working group. Our activities include conferences and meetings, information and networking on activities in the relevant thematic areas.


Any sociologists, but also other social scientists who work in the areas of ageing and old age and share our interests and concerns can become members of the Ageing and Society section. It is not necessary to be a member of the German Society for Sociology (DGS), but DGS members are very welcome. 

The section is a forum for lively and productive exchanges. It thrives on the participation and initiatives of its members. Active participation is therefore not only possible, but also explicitly requested.
You can apply for membership by >> E-Mail. Please tell us something about yourself, your training and your professional activity. The board of the section will then decide on your membership at its next meeting.
Our section receives minimal funding from the DGS. We therefore ask all members for a small contribution.
The membership fee is € 10.00 per year (for students and those unemployed € 5.00).