About AAGE

AAGE business meeting at American Anthropological Association conference 2014

About AAGE

The Association for Anthropology and Gerontology, and the Life Course (AAGE) was established in 1978 as a multidisciplinary group dedicated to the exploration and understanding of aging within and across the diversity of human cultures. Our perspective is holistic, comparative, and international. Our members come from a variety of academic and applied fields, including the social and biological sciences, nursing, medicine, policy studies, social work, and service provision. Read more about our Governance here.



In alliance with the AAA Interest Group on Aging and the Life Course and Berghahn Books, we publish the book series: Aging, Culture and the Life Course: Global Transformations (the first volume pictured left) as well as the peer-reviewed open-access digital journal Anthropology & Aging (below right).



AAGE is present at a number of yearly conferences in addition to its biennial conference. The next conference will be held in Oxford in 2o17. Click here for a complete list of past conferences.


AAGE sponsors the Jacob Climo Award to support student conference travel and the Margaret Clark Award to recognize excellent student scholarship. Read more about our awards here.

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