Anthro Week 2022

Anthropology is about exploring everything human. Anthropology week is about being human, together.

The students, faculty, and staff of the Department of Anthropology have set aside the week of February 14-18 as a time to connect with and learn from each other. We have four events hosted by students and faculty who want to share their interests and expertise with you. 

All of the AnthroWeek events are free, and everyone is welcome. For some events, we are asking that you RSVP so that we can provide the appropriate space and supplies

Hanafuda hosted by Finn Demo

Wednesday, February 16, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Manning Hall 322

Hanafuda is a style of playing card that originated in 17th century Japan. Today, Hanafuda decks are used for a number of popular games in Japan, the Koreas, Hawaii and elsewhere. Join Finn Demo for a lesson in the Hawaiian hanafuda game Sakura. RSVP for the Hanafuda activity.

Aikido Workshop hosted by Dr. Ted Maclin

Wednesday, February 16, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Central Christian Church (Gym)

531 S. McLean Blvd, Memphis, TN 38104

Aikido is a Japanese martial art form focused self defense. When he isn’t teaching anthropology, Dr. Maclin teaches aikido at a local dojo. Join him for a free workshop. RSVP for the Aikido workshop.

Potluck hosted by the faculty

Thursday, February 17, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Manning Hall 322

The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted a longstanding tradition of gathering for department potluck parties at the start of each academic year. This AnthroWeek, we’re bringing it back! Stop in any time  from 2:00pm-4L00pm, for food and conversation. Bring a dish to share if you’d like! RSVP (and claim your dish, if you are bringing something) at https://tinyurl.com/anthro-potluck .

Piñata Making hosted by Kelcy Ramirez

Thursday, February 17, 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Manning Hall 322

A staple of birthday parties and other celebrations, piñatas have a long history shared across dozens of cultures. Join Kelcy Ramirez to learn how to make (and maybe break!) your own piñatas. RSVP for the Piñata workshop.

SafeZone Workshop

Friday, February 18, 1:00pm-2:30pm
SafeZoneis a training and workshop series offered by the Counseling Center focused on creating an inclusive and safe community for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff. Organized by the Anthropology Diversity and Inclusion Committee. RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/anthro-safezone