We’ve compiled some AnthroDay celebration activities submitted by 2021 participants. Read how others celebrated the day and get inspired!
Anoka-Ramsey Community College – Zoom “Culture Hour” highlighting the importance of inclusivity in campus culture.
AnthroDay Milano - A three-day celebration that starts with the conference, “Anthropology for non-anthropologists,” on Thursday, February 18. Approximately 40 meetings and workshops are planned to educate the public on the importance of anthropological knowledge in society. Topics include climate change, art, school, health, new media, tourism, migration, the experience of food, and more. The program ends with a multimedia artistic performance of "Human Signs - Live Grid Milano" by Yuval Avital on Saturday, February 20.
ANTHROPOUR - Pouring a cup of anthropology to non-anthropologists in an attempt to assimilate ideas, notions, and curiosity through the journey of learning, unlearning, and relearning. Via a virtual platform, they’ll bridge the two cohorts by organizing interesting Q&A, field experience sharing, and digital storytelling.
Anthro to UX Podcast – The live streamed event, "Increasing the Visibility of Anthropology," featuring five anthropologists discussing their efforts to situate anthropology in the public eye.
Anthropology Arts - Hosted a virtual AnthroDay class, "Gold". Created for kids aged 5 -10, students will compare and contrast the use of Gold across several cultures. During an art-making activity, students will get to create their own gold artifact!
Anthropology Graduate Student Association (AGSA) - VR Anthropology Day!
Archaeological Research Institute – Facebook LIVE talks and archeological site tours.
Centre for Bio-Cultural Studies (CBiCS), Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India – Writing informative articles for the local newspaper and giving radio interviews.
Department of Anthropology & Archeology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro – AnthroDay Festival complete with songs, plays, exhibits, and a cake ceremony.
Department of Anthropology sita road – Conference on understanding anthropology featuring invited professionals.
Duke University Press – A blog post featuring recent anthropology titles.
Eastern Washington University – A roundtable discussion featuring students and faculty that explores the interconnections between the discipline and Africana Studies.
Greensboro History Museum - Museum Director Carol Ghiorsi Hart will be chatting with Glenn Hinson, Assoc. Professor of Folklore and Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Carol and Glenn will explore personal, professional, and community intersections of anthropology, history, folklore, and the work they are doing. Topics include the museum’s Pieces of Now exhibition, Carol’s path from anthropology to history museum, and Hinson’s Descendants Project.
Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology - Escape the Haffenreffervirtual escape room. Play the online game yourself or team up with friends (safely) to crack codes, and solve puzzles.
Indiana University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology – Social media outreach *Don’t forget to tag AAA social media and use #AnthroDay
Pierce College - Students and faculty are dedicating Anthropology Day to the celebration of vital contributions from Black anthropologists throughout history. On Thursday, February 18 from 1-2 p.m. they'll meet virtually to discuss the legacy of colonialism in anthropology, the impact of white supremacy upon academia, and the transformative power of representation in the classroom.
Logan Memorial Educational Campus – Mexican art presentation and project
Mark's School – A presentation entitled “The Reel vs. The Real Story: A Global Citizenship Understanding of Disney’s Moana. The goal is to engage the faculty in discussion around cultural appropriation and the single and erroneous, story of Polynesia that Moana perpetuates.
Minnesota State University, Mankato – Virtual scavenger hunt that will feature information from their classes. They will also host a guest speaker to discuss issues related to the pandemic and race.
Montgomery College Anthropology Department - A series of virtual talks with subject experts. Topics include:
Using DNA to Trace Human Migration
The Value of Anthropology in Business
Language and Identity: “You are what you speak … or are you?”
Padawan Society at the University of North Texas, Department of Anthropology - Vote in their "Anthropology Is..." poster contest.
The University of Louisiana Lafayette - Guest speaker, Dr. Elizabeth Briody, will explore how anthropological drawing is used as a tool to conceptualize culture on February 18 at 5:30 CST.
The Dirt Podcast - A LIVE episode entitled, "The Dirt Caves In: Fossil Hominin Sites in South Africa."
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville – Paint the campus rock with their club logo! The evening will conclude with a multi-cultural food experience.
Undergraduate Anthropology Society at UNM – A socially distanced scavenger hunt around campus. All clues and hints will be posted on their social media sites.
UNL AnthroGroup (University of Nebraska–Lincoln) – AnthroOlympics! Think Quizbowl but for Anthropology.
The University of Florida –A Film fest followed by an exhibit promoting the department.
Wiley Anthropology Day Collection - We're proud to have Wiley on board as a sponsor for Anthropology Day. To celebrate, they've curated a collection of articles to showcase the breadth of anthropological research published in 2020.