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 URF award during the previous academic year are required to present at Anthrofest.

Proposal Deadline

Friday, February 5, 5:00pm ET.

Conference Date

Friday, February 26, 2021 (exact time TBA based on student availability).


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). The presentation will be emailed to the undergraduate coordinator and undergraduate chair no later than Thursday, February 25, 4:00pm ET.

2. On February 26, students deliver the 5 minute mini-presentation about their anthropological research at the virtual conference, followed by 5 minutes of Q&A.

These requirements have been adjusted for 2021, due to the virtual nature of this event.

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 1/26/21 by Ruth Styles.