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About the venue

Welcome to the homepage of the Twelfth International Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHAGS XII)! CHAGS XII is the conference of the International Society for Hunter Gatherer Research and is locally hosted by the School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. 

The conference will take place 23–27 July 2018 on the premises of the School of Social Sciences, with the theme “Situations, Times, and Places in Hunter-Gatherer Research.” The keynote speakers will be P. Bion Griffin, Nurit Bird-David, and Peter Schweitzer. The Call for Sessions is open now. The Call for Papers will run from October to December. Conference registration will start in January 2018.


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The Call for Session Proposals is open!

CHAGS conferences generate intellectual exchange, advance knowledge of the lives and times of hunter-gatherers in the past, present, and future, and have made significant contributions to anthropological theory. CHAGS X (Liverpool, 2013) and CHAGS XI (Vienna, 2015) attracted unprecedented numbers of first-timers and students interested in hunter-gatherer societies and the dynamics and ... [read more]


How does my research fit the conference scope?

We take an empirical approach and do not a priori exclude anyone based on "fit" with a founding definition of the field. There may not be a definition of "hunter-gatherer" that fits all groups for all time. Research on Southeast Asian groups has shown that hunter-gatherers do an amazing diversity of things, sustained by a production base that variously combines hunting, gathering, and trading practices, on land and water . . . [read more]


HGR coverConference papers can be submitted to Hunter Gatherer Research for publication consideration ... [read more]


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Important dates

Call for Sessions   10 June – 7 September, 2017
Call for Papers   October – December 2017
CHAGS   23–27 July 2018

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Conference convenor: Lye Tuck-Po. List of organisers here.

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