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,…

Exclusive look at the new eHRAF World Cultures database

After several years of development and months of beta testing, the new look for our eHRAF World Cultures database is scheduled to launch in Fall 2021. The official public rollout will begin in the Fall,…

An Anthropology of Dads: Exploring fatherhood in eHRAF

Are fathers and “fatherhood” underrepresented as a subject of inquiry in anthropology? According to evolutionary anthropologist Anna Machin, up until 10 years ago, fatherhood was neglected by researchers “due to the misguided assumption that it…

Think you know HRAF? Check out our podcast series on Choice’s ‘The Authority File’

Have you ever wondered how the Human Relations Area Files got its name? Or how we organized our ethnographic collections for members before the Internet? HRAF has partnered with Choice’s podcast The Authority File to…

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Marriage and Family – A New Topical Summary for Explaining Human Culture

Marriage and Family – A New Topical Summary for Explaining Human Culture

A new topical summary on Marriage and Family is now available in Explaining Human Culture, our open access database that summarizes the results of…

Featured HRAF Global Scholar: Loreen Maseno

HRAF Global Scholar: Dr. Loreen Maseno, PhD Title: Senior Lecturer,…

Quick Start Guide for eHRAF World Cultures

We hope you are enjoying our new eHRAF World Cultures…

Love and its Entanglements among the Enxet of Paraguay

Ian Skoggard, HRAF Research Anthropologist, has written the forward to…