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AAGE was established in 1978 as an international network of anthropologists, sociologists, and other scientists working on issues of aging and the life course globally and cross-culturally. Learn about us and how to join our network

AAGE slow conference 'zooms' ahead!

The 11th Biennial AAGE Conference has been moved online, stretched out between June 27th and August 30, 2020. All members may register for this conference at no additional fee and access all of the recorded sessions. Follow this link to the conference program and links to videos.

Berghahn Books LogoBerghahn Books now offers, for all AAGE members, a 50% series discount on all print titles in their Life Course, Culture and Aging series, edited by Jay Sokolovsky.

There are 7 volumes in the series, including monographs and edited volumes.
If you are interested in contributing to the series, all submissions as well as any queries about the formal procedure, should be sent to Berghahn.

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In Memoriam: Madelyn (Micki) Iris, PhD

Submitted by Rebecca Berman, Margaret Perkinson, Robert Schrauf, and Ellen Ziegemeier   Madelyn (Micki) Iris PhD, FSfAA, FGSA, passed away on January 7, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois at age 73 after having been diagnosed with cancer in 2017.  Micki received her BA in English from Northwestern University, MA in Medieval Studies from University of Toronto, […]

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Anthropology & Aging Co-Editor Application Deadline Extended

  Search for Co-Editor at Anthropology & Aging (deadline extended) Anthropology & Aging (A&A, ISSN 2374-2267; https://anthro-age.pitt.edu/) seeks a co-editor to work with our current editor, Henrik Hvenegaard Mikkelsen, to guide and implement the vision of the journal’s future. The position is a 2-year term. Starting date is negotiable, but we are eager to fill […]

As visiting restrictions continue, elders in Danish plejehjem are experiencing a ‘stolen spring’

By Amy Clotworthy, Center for Healthy Aging (CEHA), University of Copenhagen (Denmark) First published in 1940, Hans Scherfig’s The Stolen Spring (Det Forsømte Forår) is both a satirical crime novel and a wry social commentary. Through his description of a school’s sociocultural dynamics and how administrators handle the murder of a teacher, Scherfig pointedly criticises particular […]