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International Society for Hunter Gatherer Research

The ISHGR is a learned society for the promotion of research and better knowledge about hunter-gatherer societies in the past and the present. In 2014, it was founded by academic 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 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 provides the institutional framework for CHAGS, the Hunter Gatherer Research (HGR) journal, and other events of the international hunter-gatherer research community.


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



Announcement CHAGS XII Penang, 2018

New Book: Hunter-Gatherers in a Changing World

New Movie: Hunter Gatherer Voices