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Anthropology Day is a day for anthropologists to celebrate our discipline while sharing it with the world around us. Help us celebrate what anthropology is and what it can achieve by hosting an event in your community, on your campus, or in your workplace.
Visit our Anthropology Day Resources page to check out logos, activity suggestions, customizable templates, and additional materials including our K-12 and Community Outreach Toolkit.
The 2023 Anthropology Day celebration is Thursday, February 16.
Anthropology Day is always held on the third Thursday in February. Why that particular day? We wanted to choose a day when classes would be in session, both on university campuses and in secondary schools so that students would be prepared to participate.
AAA invites 6th-12th grade students to participate in this year's AnthroDay Unessay Competition. This year's unessay competition focuses on transitions. Winners will receive a $50.00 gift card and their pieces will be published on the Anthropology News website.
Learn more and find out how you can enter this year's unessay competition.
The primary goal of Anthropology Day is to share the wonders of anthropology with the world around us. For that reason, we strongly encourage individuals and groups to plan events that engage the community outside of their own department or club. The Anthropology Day resources page includes some great information to help organize those kinds of events. We have programming tips for campus groups, museums, workplaces, and K-12 teachers as well as a newly updated K-12 and Community Outreach Toolkit to help participants plan events that share anthropology with a wider audience.
Looking for ways to participate in Anthropology Day? The AnthroDay matchmaking program partners K-12 schools with anthropologists and anthropology clubs to deliver age-appropriate, interactive presentations.
K-12 instructors can sign-up here to have an anthropologist or anthropology student present to their class.
Anthropologists and anthropology students interested in presenting to K-12 classrooms can sign up here.