The Eleventh Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHAGS 11) will be taking place in Vienna, Austria, from September 7-11, 2015. The call for papers is open until February 20, 2015. Please see further details on the CHAGS homepage.
The ultimate origin of the CHAGS series was the famous “Man The Hunter” conference at the University of Chicago in 1966. Over five decades, this series of spontaneously organized conferences brought together a global array of specialists on hunting and gathering societies, including researchers from all modern anthropological disciplines, as well as activists concerned about the fate and future of foraging peoples.
Hunter-gatherer studies can be facilitated with HRAF’s uniquely indexed and organized online cross-cultural databases – eHRAF World Cultures & Archaeology. One of eHRAF’s powerful feature is its ability to automatically filter search results by culture names, regions, subregions, and even subsistence types including hunter-gatherers, pastoralists, horticulturalists, and agriculturalists. The image below shows a culture results display in eHRAF. Find out how this is done in the “How to refine search results by subsistence types” section in the Advanced Search guide on HRAF’s homepage.
Email Christiane Cunnar, HRAF representative and instructor for the eHRAF databases, at firstname.lastname@example.org for a temporary free access to eHRAF World Cultures & Archaeology. Let her know your research topic so she can help you get the most out of HRAF’s unique ethnographic and archaeological databases.
Christiane is also planning to attend the upcoming CHAGS conference in Vienna. She is looking forward to seeing you there, and to tell more about how HRAF’s online databases can be used for research in comparative archaeology and for cross-cultural studies.