Human Relations Area Files at Yale University attending 2023 AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting

2023 AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting

HRAF staff members look forward to attending 2023 AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada from November 16-18.

The American Anthropological Association (AAA) and Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) combine to make up the world’s largest group of for professional anthropologists, with more than 8,000 members, including 300 university departmental partners, in 100 different countries throughout the world.

Four HRAF staff members will be presenting in a panel on Saturday, November 18th at 8 AM. The panel was organized by Ian Skoggard, a research anthropologist at HRAF.  Other HRAF presenters include President Carol Ember, Vice President Michael Fischer, and Research Associate Samantha King. The panel also includes two graduates of the HRAF Summer Institutes for Cross-Cultural Anthropological Research, Brea McCauley and Cheng Liu.  The event program can be found here.

Scientific Perspectives in Human Transitions
Reviewed by: Society for Anthropological Sciences
Session Time: Saturday, November 18, 8am
Session Type: Oral Presentation Session
Organizer: Ian Skoggard
Participants: Carol Ember, Michael Fischer, Ian Skoggard, Samantha King, Cheng Liu, Brea McCauley

HRAF Director of Membership and Outreach Matthew Longcore will be available at Booth 207 in the Exhibition Hall during the following times:

Exhibit Hall Hours:
Thursday, November 16: 9am to 5pm
Friday, November 17: 9am to 5pm
Saturday, November 18: 9am to 4pm

iKLEWS Demonstration
Topic: Ethnographic Data Science and eHRAF: inferring cultural patterns from ethnographic writing”
Date & Time: Friday, November 17th from 1:30-2:30pm
Location: Exhibit Hall, Booth 207
Presenter: Michael Fischer

Join Prof. Michael Fischer, HRAF Vice President, for a demonstration at the HRAF booth. Professor Fischer will illustrate how the developments produced via HRAF’s NSF-funded iKLEWS Project can facilitate and enhance research using the eHRAF World Cultures database. The demo will showcase a web app featuring prototype tools and analysis for HRAF data including visualizations such as concept maps and 3D Principle Component Analysis (PCA) graphs. Click here to learn more.

HRAF’s exhibit will also highlight HRAF’s flagship ethnographic databases, eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology as well as our open access resources including Teaching eHRAF, eHRAF Workbooks, Explaining Human Culture, and Introducing Cross-Cultural Research. Please stop to say hello, learn more about HRAF, and pick up a HRAF tote bag.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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