quality, vitality and health in the 21st century


an international conference


4th – 6th of March 2021

30 October

Due to a technical glitch on our conference registration website many were not able to register and submit their abstracts yesterday. We have therefore extended the deadline until 3 November 2020, 23:00 (CET).

14 October

We are delighted to announce that Prof. Jeannette Pols will be delivering a keynote lecture at the upcoming Chronic Living conference, adding to our absolutely stellar group of keynote speakers. Prof. Pols’ work has been a source of great inspiration for so many working in our collective field and we look very much forward to her insights and contribution to discussions.


Due to the postponement of Chronic Living from April 2020 to March 2021, we now have a number of spaces available. We are therefore opening up a short call for papers from 15-29 October 2021. Interested scholars will be able to submit an abstract that is aimed at one of the existing open panels. Conference fees remain unchanged and we are unfortunately no longer able to offer any travel bursaries. We appreciate your understanding. Due to the cancellation/postponement earlier this year we have incurred substantial financial losses coupled with extra costs as we transition into a hybrid offline-online conference.


You may submit a paper and register using this link:




Chronic Living is the final conference of the research project “The Vitality of Disease – Quality of Life in the Making” funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s
Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement 63927 – VITAL).


ORGANIZER: University of Copenhagen, The Faculty of Social Science - Øster Farimagsgade 5 - Copenhagen K - chronic-living@anthro.ku.dk