Announcing the new eHRAF World Cultures database (August 2022)

The Human Relations Area Files is pleased to announce that the latest version of our eHRAF World Cultures database officially launched on August 15, 2022. What’s new? The new eHRAF World Cultures application offers a…

Residence and Kinship – A New Topical Summary for Explaining Human Culture

A new topical summary on Residence and Kinship is now available in Explaining Human Culture, our open access database that summarizes the results of over 1,100 cross-cultural studies. This EHC summary is co-authored by HRAF President…

New publication: Local Knowledge and Practice in Disaster Relief

The HRAF research team announces a new publication based on data from their NSF-supported project investigating how natural hazards may have transformed culture. This paper, “Local Knowledge and Practice in Disaster Relief: A Worldwide Cross-Cultural…

Featuring eHRAF research in Hunter-Gatherer Archaeology at University College Dublin

Students on University College Dublin‘s exciting new MSc/GradDip in Hunter-Gatherer Archaeology benefit from access to HRAF’s cross-cultural eHRAF World Cultures & eHRAF Archaeology databases, which enable searching ethnographic and archaeological data across a worldwide sample…

Celebrating the Vernal Equinox

The vernal equinox marks the beginning of Spring, representing the moment when the sun passes directly over the equator. This time of year is known for its many cultural and religious celebrations. For instance, Easter…

eHRAF Highlights

Featured Global Scholar: Raúl Lara Uriostegui

Featured Global Scholar: Raúl Lara Uriostegui

HRAF Global Scholar: Raúl Lara Uriostegui Title: Master in Cognitive Sciences University Affiliation: Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (UAEM), Centro de…

Recap of the Second HRAF Summer Institute for Cross-Cultural Anthropological Research (July 18 to August 5, 2022)

Our second NSF-supported Summer Institute for Cross-Cultural Anthropological Research was…

Featured Global Scholar: José Manuel Rodríguez Arce

HRAF Global Scholar: José Manuel Rodríguez Arce Title: Independent Researcher…

Featured Global Scholar: Dominique Raby

HRAF Global Scholar: Dr. Dominique Raby Title: Full Professor, Center…