Anthropology in the Works

Anthropology in the Works

Anthropology in the Works is a student-run group dedicated to learning more about the traditions and customs of different cultures by hosting and participating in events around campus and the Boston area. It is a close-knit and active community that provides opportunities to meet other students with similar interests.

In past years, the club took a bewitching day trip to Salem, had dinner with Professor Merry White at a famous diner in Watertown, and enjoyed multiple professors discussing their work in a small-group setting.

One special highlight was a tour of the Franklin Park Zoo, led by bio-anthropology professor Matt Cartmill. Dr. Cartmill’s sense of humor and observations—on everything from the evolution of cow and goat stomachs to the sleeping habits of a flamingo—made for an unforgettable day.

In February 2011, Henna artist (and former CAS Anthropology student) Heather gave an anthropological lecture on Henna, followed by hand drawings on forty students.

Past Activities:

  • Brazilian Capoeira performance at BU Central
  • Indian dinner at India Quality in Kenmore Square
  • Thai dinner at Noodle Street
  • Trip to Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Foxwoods casino
  • Iranian dinner sponsored by BU’s Iranian Club
  • Trip to New York City’s American Museum of Natural History and the Met

For more information (and photos of events) or to join, visit our open Facebook page,  Anthropology in the Works.