Is Romantic Kissing a Cultural Universal? UConn Students Explore the Question with eHRAF

Is romantic kissing a cultural universal? According to cross-cultural researchers, the answer, definitively, is no. While western societies often take for granted the notion that romantic partners express their desire for one another through kissing,…

Starting the 2021 Fall Semester with HRAF

Have you started preparing for teaching in the fall? Whether you are looking to build an entire curriculum, or are simply in search of some assignment ideas, HRAF has you covered. From the eHRAF databases…

Ethnographic Insights Across Cultures: An online introduction to anthropology

In the third post in our series dedicated to online learning, we explored how the dynamics of classroom teaching everywhere are changing due to temporary campus closures. For instructors grappling with compiling work-from-home-friendly syllabi in…

Complete set of 186 SCCS cases available in eHRAF World Cultures

The Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) at Yale University is pleased to announce that eHRAF World Cultures now contains matching focal documents for all Standard Cross-Cultural Sample (SCCS) cases. The Standard Cross-Cultural Sample was created…

Introducing the First HRAF Summer Institute for Cross-Cultural Anthropological Research

The National Science Foundation (NSF), in a grant to the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF), is supporting three years of Summer Institutes for Cross-Cultural Anthropological Research (BCS #2020156). These Summer Institutes will train faculty, researchers,…

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Cheers to 30 Years! HRAF celebrates the contributions of Douglas Black on his retirement

Cheers to 30 Years! HRAF celebrates the contributions of Douglas Black on his retirement

The Human Relations Area Files announces the retirement of Douglas Avison Black, IT Team Leader and Software Application Developer. After an incredible…

HRAF Global Scholars Program 2022

HRAF is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications…

Share your feedback on the new eHRAF World Cultures

Over the past year, HRAF has encouraged current member institutions…

Featured HRAF Global Scholar: Monir Birouk

HRAF Global Scholar: Monir Birouk Title: Faculty Member University Affiliation:…