Anthrofest is the Penn Anthropology undergraduate research conference, held annually in the spring. This event brings together undergraduates involved in research across all concentrations in anthropology with faculty and other students. For participants, Anthrofest is an excellent way to share independent research with the Penn community while gaining professional experience preparing and delivering a research presentation.

Students will be provided with additional details and guidance from the undergraduate coordinator and undergraduate chair after being selected to present.

Anthropology majors who accepted an Anthropology Department Undergraduate Research Award during the previous academic year are required to present at Anthrofest.

Proposal Deadline

Friday, February 16, 2024 5:00pm ET.

Conference Date

Friday March 22, 2024 1-3:30pm ET.

Option 1: Presentation

1. Students create a visual mini-presentation (PowerPoint or Google Slides) of 1 title slide and no more than 3 content slides (no transitions/animations).

2. The presentation will be emailed to the undergraduate coordinator and undergraduate chair no later than Friday, March 16, 4:00pm ET.

3. On Friday, March 22 students deliver the 5 minute mini-presentation about their anthropological research at the in-person conference, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A.

Option 2: Research Poster

1. Students may present a research poster instead, or in addition to, delivering a mini-presentation. This option is intended for students who already have research posters from other events. 

2. The printed poster must be delivered to the undergraduate coordinator no later than Friday, March 22 at 12pm.

Eligibility Criteria

Penn undergraduate students in all majors and programs who are conducting anthropological research are invited to submit an Anthrofest proposal.


Contact the undergraduate coordinator for the Anthrofest proposal form.

Submit your application via email to the undergraduate coordinator by the deadline.


Last updated on 6/6/22 by Ruth Styles.