HRAF News Vol. 2021-9
Apply now for the HRAF Global Scholars Program
The 2022 HRAF Global Scholars Program is now open. We welcome applications from graduate students or faculty who are formally affiliated with academic institutions in low-income or middle-income countries as defined by the World Bank. Please share this call widely with any eligible applicants. This month, our two new Melvin Ember Interns - Danielle Russell and Anj Droe - have joined the HRAF team. You can also read more about our featured HRAF Global Scholar, Monir Birouk from Ibn Zohr University in Morocco. We hope you have been enjoying the new eHRAF World Cultures database experience that we have debuted for Fall 2021. After you have had time to explore the new application, remember to take our feedback survey. Respondents will be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card.
HRAF is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the HRAF Global Scholars Program 2022. This program provides scholars around the world with one year of complimentary access to both of our databases, eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology. The application deadline is November 15, 2021. Awardees will be notified in December and access to the eHRAF databases will be granted for the 2022 calendar year.

Successful applicants will receive one year of free access to both of our databases, eHRAF World Cultures and eHRAF Archaeology. Should further access be desired beyond the award year, memberships are available in our lowest dues category.

To support funding priorities such as the HRAF Global Scholarship, please consider making a tax-deductible donation.

Please join us in welcoming our two new Melvin Ember Interns for the 2021-22 academic year.

Danielle Russell graduated from Western Colorado University with a dual B.A. in Anthropology and Psychology. Her undergraduate thesis was developed while in ethnographic field school and highlighted naturopathic practitioners in the southwestern United States. She hopes to attend graduate school in the future to study cultural anthropology.

Anj Droe graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.S. in anthropology and a minor in religious studies. His thesis analyzed community controversy over local deer management decisions in Iowa City. Anj's academic interests include wildlife conservation and management and environmental interaction. He hopes to begin work on a graduate degree in Fall 2022. 

Over the past year, HRAF has encouraged current member institutions to preview our new design of the eHRAF World Cultures database. Learn about how to access the new design and share your feedback.

The new eHRAF World Cultures application offers a fresh look that combines the best aspects of our classic eHRAF interface with a host of added features and enhancements. For example, search filters have been expanded with new options, and users can customize how they would like their search results to be displayed on the page. Search Insights offer additional options for visualizing and drilling down through results sets. An exciting new development for researchers is the eHRAF Notebook, which allows paragraph search results to be saved, organized, annotated, and shared.

If your institution is not yet an eHRAF member, ask your librarian to apply for a free IP trial.

Our featured HRAF Global Scholar this month is Monir Birouk, a member of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in the Department of English Studies at Ibn Zohr University, a public university in Agadir, Morocco. Monir holds a master's degree in Comparative Literature and is currently a PhD candidate in the doctoral programme, "Language, Culture and Society" at the University of Mohammed V in Rabat.

Monir applied for the HRAF Global Scholars program to prepare for teaching with the eHRAF databases. He is interested in the dialectic between ethics, religion, and modernity, and he has participated in academic conferences in Morocco and abroad. His specialty is Islamic philosophy, and his geographic and cultural area of interest is the Amazigh tradition in Morocco. Information about this area of study can be found in the Berbers of Morocco (MX03) culture collection in eHRAF World Cultures.

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