HRAF News Vol. 2022-10
HRAF celebrates International Archaeology Day 2022
HRAF celebrated its first International Archaeology Day this month with a visit from officers of the UConn Stamford Anthropology Society. Another milestone for 2022 is that our eHRAF World Cultures database has been on the web for 25 years. We look forward to seeing you at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in Seattle! Stop by Booth #520 to visit Matthew Longcore who will be representing HRAF in the exhibitor's hall. This month's featured HRAF Global Scholar is Yidou Tang from Renmin University of China, whose research focuses on vocational education. Finally, please join us in bidding a warm farewell and good luck to Furkan Teke, who left HRAF this month after three and a half years on our software engineering team. We wish him all the best at Stanford University.
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HRAF celebrated International Archaeology Day 2022 with a visit from officers of the UConn Stamford Anthropology Society for a full day of events. Archaeology Day is the yearly event for archaeologists to celebrate the discipline and its contributions to society. This was HRAF's first Archaeology Day celebration.

The morning began with a Yale University campus tour hosted by Matthew Longcore (pictured in the article with UConn students Lucy Van Der Merwe and Isabella Walsh). They then enjoyed a lunchtime presentation by Dr. Ben Davies as part of Yale Archaeology Brown Bag Luncheon series on the topic of lithic scatters.

In the afternoon, students were invited for HRAF staff presentations on cross-cultural research and archaeology by President Carol R. Ember, Melvin Ember Intern Jake Kalodner, and Research Assistants Danielle Russell and Anj Droe. Thank you all for visiting!

eHRAF World Cultures is Celebrating 25 Years Online! The first online version of the eHRAF Collection of Ethnography was made available in 1997. It became one of the earliest full-text electronic databases to exist on the web. At the time, most e-databases were comprised of bibliographic records only. In 2008, HRAF began hosting its own application re-titled eHRAF World Cultures. eHRAF is still designed and maintained in-house today by a small team of software engineers at HRAF at Yale University.

25 years after it first went online, eHRAF now contains over 360 culture collections and nearly 1 million pages of ethnographic data, all prepared and hand-indexed by HRAF specialists and anthropologists. The latest version of eHRAF World Cultures launched in August 2022 with a fresh look and a host of new performance improvements and feature upgrades. Thank you for joining us on this journey!

This month's featured HRAF Global Scholar, Yidou Tang, is a doctoral student in anthropology at Renmin University of China with a focus on the anthropology of education. Her doctoral research is being conducted at a secondary vocational school in Sichuan Province.

Yidou chose a vocational-technical school with a substantial proportion of minority teenagers as her fieldwork site. From an anthropological perspective, Yidou tries to understand how cultural differences affect the vocational education experience for minority teenagers.

HRAF is honored to welcome Yidou Tang as one of our Global Scholars. We wish her continued success with her research.

Join us November 9-13 in Seattle, Washington for the 2022 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. The meeting will take place at the Seattle Convention Center. This theme of this year's meeting, "Unsettling Landscapes", encourages anthropological discussion of the past, present, and future.

Carol Ember, Matthew Longcore, Michael Fischer, Ian Skoggard, and Sri Ravula will be in attendance at the AAA meeting. If you are attending the meeting, please visit HRAF at Booth #520 in the exhibit hall to learn about the eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology databases. We will have information for free trials of the databases and we will also be giving out our complimentary HRAF tote bags.

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