HRAF News Vol. 2020-1
Looking Ahead with 2020 Vision
As we begin a new year and a new decade, we simultaneously look back on the exciting developments of our recent past, as well as look forward to the emerging advancements on the horizon. For a summary of these activities, please check out our annual year-in-review post. We are also pleased to announce our eHRAF World Cultures video tutorial, our partnership with the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges , and our HRAF Global Scholarship winners . As always, we welcome the support of donors to fund our priorities.
Welcome to 2020! It’s time for our annual News & Notes recap and preview. Our post HRAF 2019 in Review & 2020 Preview summarizes our highlights from the previous year, as well as what you can expect to see from HRAF over the next 12 months.

Did you know that 2019 marked  our 70th anniversary ? It was another eventful year as we celebrated this milestone. Here are the topics featured in our year-in-review:

  • Membership Updates
  • Community Colleges
  • Global Scholarship
  • Culture Updates
  • Most Popular Posts
  • Explaining Human Culture
  • Teaching eHRAF
  • Research from HRAF
  • Beta version of eHRAF

To keep up-to-date with HRAF in 2020, please visit our homepage and follow us on  Facebook ,
Instagram , and  Twitter .

As we begin a new year, it is also the time of year when faculty are preparing to teach in the upcoming spring semester. HRAF is pleased to announce our  new video tutorial  making its debut on YouTube this month.

The new video is a perfect companion for classroom instruction. Showing the video in class is a great way to introduce your students to eHRAF World Cultures .

This how-to video covers all aspects of navigating eHRAF World Cultures, including a demonstration of how to compare different cultures around a specific subject.

Be sure to like and subscribe to the  HRAF YouTube   page so that you be notified when additional videos are added.

Also, please let us know if there is a specific topic for a video you would like to see us produce next!

After the great success of the HRAF Global Scholarship competition that we first launched in 2018, we were delighted to continue the program for 2019.
For 2019 the scholarship was opened to both individuals and academic institutions in low- or middle-income countries, as defined by the World Bank. The scholarship provides one year of access to eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology at no charge to the individual or their academic institution. We are pleased to announce our 2020 Global Scholarship Winners :

Institutional Scholarships
  • University of Caldas
  • Rock Art Research Institute
  • Hekima Institute (HIPSIR)

Individual Scholarships
  • Sandi James, Malaysia
  • Masanga Ndungi, DRC
  • Kolo Pascal, Cameroon
  • Getnet Tibebu, Ethiopia
  • Abel Dula Wedajo, Ethiopia

Congratulations to all!

HRAF is pleased to announce our new partnership with the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges (SACC) . SACC is a section of the  American Anthropological Association (AAA) founded in 1978 to promote excellence in the teaching of anthropology. 

The partnership with SACC is part of the HRAF Community College Initiative , launched in 2019 to recognize the important role of community colleges in providing students with access to quality, affordable opportunities for higher education. 

HRAF and SACC are in alignment on three major principles: supporting diversity and equity, sharing resources, and advocating for students.

The key areas of the HRAF-SACC partnership are:

  • Discounted Dues
  • Teaching Exercises
  • Event Collaboration

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