8-9 June, 2017, Oxford Brookes University

The 2017 AAGE Conference will be hosted by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University, one of the top ranked Modern Universities in the UK, located in the beautiful and historic city of Oxford, England. In cooperation with the Anthropology of Children and Youth Interest Group of the American Anthropological Association, the conference theme will be “Culture, Commitment and Care across the Life Course“. In accordance with this theme, we will be seeking proposals for papers, posters, panels, and roundtables that draw connections between generations and between different moments in the life course. Themes may include, but are not limited to

  • Changing patterns of the normative life course
  • Representations of childhood and old age
  • Vulnerability and dependence across the life course
  • Cultural understandings of personhood over time
  • Reminiscence and memory
  • Intergenerational transfers and economies of care
  • Political activity and rights among youth and older adults
  • Aging youth cultures
  • Wisdom and intergenerational narrative building
  • Futurity and hope
  • The value of ethnography in human development

As the first AAGE conference to be held outside of North America and also the first to be held in cooperation with the Children and Youth Interest Group, this is certain to be a very exciting conference not to be missed!

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