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International Society for Hunter Gatherer Research (ISHGR)

In 2014, the ISHGR was founded by researchers from various disciplines and backgrounds, who share a strong interest in the study of hunter-gatherer societies. Until then, no formal network for scholars spezializing in this field existed. One of the primary goals of this new organization is to ensure the continuation of the Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHAGS) series. The starting point for CHAGS, and one of the foundational moments of modern hunter-gatherer research, was the 1966 Man the Hunter conference.

The ISHGR is a learned society or the promotion of research and better knowledge about hunter gatherer societies in the past and the present, and to promote respect for the rights of hunter gatherer societies.

The ISHGR provides the institutional framework for CHAGS, the Hunter Gatherer Research journal (HGR), and other events of the international hunter-gatherer research community.


The ISHGR office is currently located at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna. To subscribe to our newsletter please send an e-mail with 'subscribe' in the subject field.

Mail: office@ishgr.org


Announcement CHAGS XII Penang, 2018

Archaeology at the End of the World - social and environmental changes in the Patagonian landscapes

Conference: SHARING - The Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers

Movie: Hunter Gatherer Voices: Voices from the Forest, Northern Republic of Congo

Editorial Services Offered by Longterm Hunter-Gatherer Researcher, CHAGS Organizer, and ISHGR Member Megan Biesele