HRAF News Vol. 2018-4
Here's what we have been up to lately:
We finalized our global scholarship application (open until December 1) and developed a podcast mini-series with Choice. And HRAF research anthropologist Teferi Abate Adem attended the 12th International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies. Find his reflections on the conference linked below.
The Human Relations Area Files is proud to present a new scholarship program, aimed at expanding global access to eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology.

Up to 15 successful applicants from low-income and middle-income countries will receive one year of free access to eHRAF for their institutions. Should further access be desired, the institution will be eligible for membership in our lowest dues category.

The application can be accessed here. Please share with those you think would be interested, or let us know if you have a great candidate institution in mind.
Ever wonder how the Human Relations Area Files got its name? Or, how we organized our ethnographic information for members before the internet?

HRAF has partnered with Choice's podcast The Authority File to create a 4-part series. The first 20-minute episode is on the history and development of HRAF. Episodes 2-4 (released on the next three Mondays) will cover our collections, academic partnerships, future directions, and current research.

Also available on iTunes and Google Play .
The 12th International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHAGS) met this July 23-27 in Penang, Malaysia.

HRAF's Teferi Abate Adem spends much of his time subject-indexing ethnographic materials. But this summer he attended CHAGS to show how eHRAF can be used for hunter-gatherer studies. Read his reflections on the experience as an anthropologist.

Click here to read his observations on academia's engagement with the world's remaining hunting and gathering societies as reflected in the conference.
Are you a librarian or professor looking for new resources this fall? Your institution can try out eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology for free for 60 days. All we need to set up the trial are the curren t IP addresses and permission from an institution official. Fill out this form or email

During trials, we provide the same extensive support we offer our members. Researchers, librarians, educators, and students can request personalized help with eHRAF over email, phone, or video chat. We also do webinars and have a suite of video tutorials and text guides .
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