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Aging and Social Justice:  A slow-motion virtual conference

By Celeste Pang, University of Toronto As we have all seen, COVID-19 has been a tip of an iceberg, exposing deep layers of social stratification and inequities. From the mass deaths in long-term care and nursing homes and exposure of the working conditions of care workers, to Black Lives Matter demonstrations and the violent responses […]

Report from the San Jose, CA AAA 2018 meetings

  What a great 40th Anniversary for AAGE. Yes, it was our group was incorporated as a non-profit professional society in Illinois by our first AAGE President, Christine Fry. The recently completed AAA meetings showed that we are alive and thriving. Despite having some the worst air quality of any place on earth for at […]

Anthropology at the GSA meeting? AAGE guide

The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is one of the world’s most largest and most important conferences in gerontology. This year, Samantha Solimeo (AAGE President, 2013-15) was named a GSA Fellow, joining other notable AAGE members like Dena Shenk, Steven Albert, Peggy Perkinson and J. Kevin Eckert. Yet despite this […]

Don’t miss AALCIG and AAGE events at #AAA2017, Washington D.C.

AAGE, with its partner orgaization the Anthropology of Aging and the Life Course Interest Group (AALCIG) will once again be holding two joint events at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Anthropology in Washington D.C. this year. The meeting will be held at the Wardman Marriot Hotel, November 28- December 3, and the […]

UNAM 2nd International Interdisciplinary Congress on Age and Ageing

The Second International Interdisciplinary Congress on Age and Ageing was held from June 20th to June 22nd, 2017 at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico City. The event, organized and led by Veronica Montes de Oca, sociologist and gerontologist, brought together participants from numerous countries and disciplines throughout Latin America, Spain and […]

Finding community far from home: A student report of #AAGE2017

By Michelle Bentsman I arrived at the AAGE conference in Oxford unsure of what to expect. I was a few thousand miles from home, standing likewise on foreign intellectual terrain. Despite my involvement in death studies, I am a comparative religion scholar in training, and I have only recently begun immersing myself in anthropology. However, […]

How easily does ‘care’ travel? Crossing boundaries at #AAGE2017

By Gina Crivello Every time I attend an anthropology conference it feels as if I’m returning to a piece of home, having worked for the past fifteen years in the multi-disciplinary field of International Development and during which time I have been just as likely to collaborate with economists as with anthropologists. Concepts like ‘kinship’, […]

Contesting categories of age and youth at #AAGE2017

The Association for Anthropology, Gerontology and the Life Course held its Biennial Conference meeting at Oxford Brookes University, in Oxford, United Kingdom this past June 8th and 9th. C The theme, “Culture, Commitment, and Care across the Life Course,” provided an opportunity to expand our perspective of the anthropology of aging by taking a comparative […]

AAGE at #SfAA2017

AAGE was well represented at the Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, held this year in Santa Fe, NM. One of the highlights was the AAGE networking breakfast, which provided an intimate social setting to discuss professional issues such as teaching and publishing. Thanks to Sherri Briller and Jay Sokolovsky for organizing this event […]

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