AAGE 2020 Conference in Toronto!

Call for Abstracts

Association for Anthropology, Gerontology, and the Lifecourse (AAGE) 

Conference: “Aging and Social Justice”

June 27-28, 2020

Victoria College, University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario CANADA

This conference will bring together emerging and established scholars including intervention researchers in the field of aging and anthropology, developing opportunities to further collaborate and strengthen our specialist network. The conference program will also include workshops and mentoring opportunities directed towards students and early career scholars to help create links with the professional and academic community across disciplines.

The conference theme, “Aging and Social Justice,” invites work that addresses how age as a dimension of difference intersects with – and is illuminated by – questions concerning justice. Participants are encouraged to consider both terms broadly: “aging” may encompass work that addresses how age matters throughout the life course (not only in old age), and “social justice” may address different aspects of justice, at scales ranging from the interpersonal to the global, and including both basic social science and crossdisciplinary research and intervention science.

We seek abstracts for papers, posters, panels, and roundtables, or other creative formats (film, drama, interactive piece, etc.) on any aspects of aging and social justice from an anthropological perspective. Themes may include, but are not limited to:

  • health and justice
  • care and justice
  • environmental justice
  • economic justice / cumulative inequality
  • migration and justice
  • intergenerational justice
  • justice, rights, and end-of-life issues
  • justice systems, incarceration, and aging

Please submit your proposals online by February 17, HERE

Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words. Be sure to indicate the type of submission (paper, poster, other) and if it is part of an organized panel. Abstracts will be peer reviewed by a scientific committee of AAGE members that includes students as well as faculty.

Deadline for abstract submissions:    February 17, 2020

Other important dates:      Notices of acceptance delivered by March 23, 2020   (Registration will be required upon acceptance)

Full program will be available by June 1, 2020


We wish to acknowledge the land where this conference will be held, the land on which the University of Toronto operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land. 

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