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How CHAGS is organised


CHAGS XII is the conference of the International Society for Hunter Gatherer Research (ISHGR) and is hosted by the School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. Organisational decisions ultimately rest with the convenor but organisation is made possible through a network. The convenor works closely with the ISHGR Board and is the “interface” between the ISHGR and the University. The international committee (IOC) is drawn from the ISHGR membership and its role is consultative and advisory, and it also assists with international and professional networking, while the local committee (LOC) is drawn from staff of the School of Social Sciences, advises on local complexities, and manages the practical tasks of shaping the conference. (There is, of course, some overlap in roles.) Together, both committees provide practical and moral guidance and support to the convenor, and help to translate the ideals of hunter-gatherer studies into the working procedures of CHAGS. 



self Lye Tuck-Po, Anthropology & Sociology Section, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang [email]

International organising committee


Edmond Edmond Dounias, French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development, France
empty box Louis C. Forline, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
Giving interviews at CHAGS 11. Photo © Daniel Dick
Khaled Hakami, University of Vienna, Austria
Nicole Nicole Kruspe, Lund University, Sweden
Sachiko Sachiko Kubota, Kobe University, Japan
Photo © Noa Lavi
Noa Lavi, University of Haifa, Israel
empty box Adi Prasetijo, Indonesia Center for Sustainable Development, Indonesia
empty box Anna M. Prentiss, University of Montana, USA
Akira Akira Takada, Kyoto University, Japan
GW mugshot Photo © Graeme Warren Graeme M. Warren, University College Dublin, Ireland
empty box Polly Wiessner, Arizona State University / University of Utah, USA


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Local organising committee

(School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia)



Azmil TayebPolitical Science Section


Chin Chin Yee WhahAnthropology & Sociology Section
Photo © Nadhrah A. Kadir

Nadhrah A. KadirPolitical Science Section

Shariffah Shariffah Suraya Syed JamaludinAnthropology & Sociology Section


Soon Chuan YeanPolitical Science Section

Conference staff


Gaik Teh Gaik Lan, Administrative Assistant
Li Feng

Kuah Li Feng, Designer; Ph.D. candidate in anthropology, USM