The global network for the study of aging and the life course

AAGE was established in 1978 as an international network of anthropologists, sociologists, and other social scientists working on issues of aging and the life course globally and cross-culturally.

Learn about us and how to join our network.


AAGE will be holding its biennial conference in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) in Santa Fe, NM on March 26-30, 2024.


Anthropology & Aging (formerly Anthropology & Aging Quarterly) is the official publication of the Association for Anthropology & Gerontology. Since 2014 it has been a digital journal.


Keep up to date with member news, member profiles, events, awards, and other announcements. Share news about your publications, awards, and activities.

AAGE Membership Benefits:

Network with others

Locate others with common interests in aging and the life course across disciplines through our members-only listserv or at our biennial conferences.

Mentorship and Leadership

Membership provides mentorship and leadership opportunities for students and early career professionals. 

Opportunities to contribute

Contribute to book reviews, blog content, as well as publish in our open-access journal Anthropology & Aging.

Opportunity to be recognized

Student members' work can be recognized through the Margaret Clark Award for essays and the Jacob Climo Memorial Award for conference travel.

Berghahn discount

Enjoy a 50% series discount for all print titles in the Life Course, Culture and Aging series from Berghahn Books (and 30% site-wide).

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