AAA Virtual Workshop: Teaching with the eHRAF Workbooks

AAA Virtual Workshop

Date: December 2, 2020
Time: 2:30-4:30pm EST
Location: AAA Zoom Meeting platform
Registration: Sign up here.
Fee: none

On December 2, 2020, HRAF will be facilitating a workshop via the American Anthropological Association in which we will present our latest teaching materials, the eHRAF Workbooks. Featuring our Introduction to Cultural Anthropology workbook, this webinar and tutorial will cover all aspects of using the eHRAF databases for teaching and learning. Workshops are typically hosted at the American Anthropological Association’s Annual Meeting. However, this year they will be taking place virtually via Zoom in the week following the Raising Our Voices event. Please be sure to register in advance. There is no fee to register.

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Workshop: Teaching with the eHRAF Workbooks
Organizers: Matthew Longcore, Dr. Francine Barone

The Human Relations Area Files at Yale University is a membership-supported nonprofit organization committed to developing dynamic, expertly indexed and curated online anthropological databases. We provide support services to over 500 academic member institutions from around the world. Our mission is to promote understanding of cultural diversity and commonality in the past and present. As the largest anthropological data bank in the world, eHRAF features global samples of cultures and traditions, with ethnographic and archaeological data subject-indexed at the paragraph level. In this workshop, participants will learn more about the eHRAF databases, including how cultures and traditions are organized by regions, sub-regions, samples, and subsistence types.

We will provide an overview of eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology including a general description of HRAF. Then we will cover sample basic and advanced searches, browsing subjects and cultures or tradition, and saving your search results including meta data. The workshop will also introduce participants to the eHRAF Workbooks which have been developed for teaching and learning. Designed to complement any textbook or anthropology curriculum, eHRAF Workbook activities are presented as PowerPoint slideshows that instructors can modify, share, and upload to Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, or a similar learning management system.

Intro to Cultural Anthropology Workbook

Download the full 2020 AAA Catalog of Workshops PDF.