HRAF News Vol. 2022-11
Apply now for the HRAF Global Scholars Program
The 2023 HRAF Global Scholars Program application is now open. We welcome candidates from graduate students or faculty who are formally affiliated with academic institutions in low-income or middle-income countries as defined by the World Bank. Please share this call widely with any eligible applicants. This month, HRAF staff visited Seattle for the 2022 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. If you attended the AAA meeting in Seattle but did not have the opportunity to receive a bookmark for a free trial, please contact Matthew Longcore at #GivingTuesday, a global celebration of philanthropy, is coming up later this month. We encourage you make tax-deductive donation through the Friends of HRAF program. Finally, HRAF welcomes applications for a position on our software engineering team.
HRAF is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the HRAF Global Scholars Program 2023. This program provides scholars around the world with one year of complimentary access to both of our databases, eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology.
Should further access be desired beyond the award year, memberships are available in our lowest dues category.

The application deadline is December 15, 2022. Awardees will be notified in late December and access to the eHRAF databases will be granted for the 2023 calendar year.

To support funding priorities such as the HRAF Global Scholarship, please consider making a tax-deductible donation.

HRAF staff members attended the 2022 AAA Annual Meeting from November 9-13 in Seattle, Washington. President Carol Ember and Danielle Russell, a research assistant, were the primary staff members at the exhibit booth, assisted by Ian Skoggard, a research anthropologist. We would like to thank everyone who stopped by our booth.

HRAF staff members made four presentations during the conference. Three presentations were in a panel organized by Ian Skoggard titled "Investigating Settled and Unsettled Worlds with Scientific Methods". Mike Fischer and Sri Ravula presented a paper
about HRAF's iKLEWS Project in the panel "Mixed Methods Approaches to Culture, Environment, and Family". 

HRAF is seeking candidates to join our small software engineering team, under the supervision of our Software Engineering Team Leader, for a permanent (subject to probationary period) full-time or part-time position to assist in a range of activities required for producing, processing and distributing digital resources that relate to human life of a contemporary, historic and prehistoric nature.

The candidate selected for this position will contribute to a range of activities including digital document development, developing and maintaining data services, web client UI design, development and maintenance, and other software support for HRAF's major collection of ethnographic and archaeological documents (eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology) distributed to our members over the internet via the WWW and other services. The individual in the position will assume, as needed, increased levels of responsibility for some areas of operation. If you questions, please contact Vice President Michael Fischer at and copy President Carol Ember at

November 29, 2022 is #GivingTuesday: a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

We hope you will consider joining the Friends of HRAF for #GivingTuesday. We welcome a helping hand in promoting anthropology, cross-cultural research, and the understanding of cultural diversity. The Friends of HRAF offers our supporters the opportunity to directly contribute to the development of HRAF and thereby ensure its continuing place at the heart of anthropology and cultural research.

Contributions enable us to advance our mission of understanding cultural diversity through scholarly research and education. Our funding priorities include the HRAF Global Scholars program and our open access resources (Explaining Human Culture, Teaching eHRAF, eHRAF Workbooks, and our online introductory course).

The Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions.

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