Author Archives: Fran Barone

HRAF and the transition to remote education: Online anthropology amid #CovidCampus

In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak and pandemic, academic departments, faculty, and students alike are endeavoring to adjust to a new reality of teaching and learning remotely due to university campus closures, self-isolation, and…

Luck of the Irish: Folklore and fairies in Rural Ireland

If the month of March has you seeing shamrocks, it might be a good time to brush up on your knowledge of Irish culture. The Rural Irish collection in eHRAF World Cultures is a great…

Featured HRAF Global Scholar: Getnet Tibebu Alemayehu

HRAF Global Scholar: Getnet Tibebu Alemayehu Title: PhD Candidate, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature University Affiliation: Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia Research Topic: Resistance and Representations in African Anglophone Novels: Language politics, magical realism and…

HRAF celebrates World Anthropology Day 2020

Anthropology Day is a day for anthropologists to celebrate our discipline while sharing it with the world around us. This year, World Anthropology Day will take place on Thursday, February 20, 2020. The Human Relations…

Unconditional Love: Is devotion to pets a cultural universal?

If the number of cute animal memes on the internet is a fair benchmark, then the human love of pets is a powerful and global phenomenon. For many pet owners, their furry (or scaly) domestic…

Ancient solutions to modern problems? Re-examining burning practices

A few years ago, HRAF posted a story titled Burning questions: evidence for off-site fire use by hunter-gatherers in eHRAF Archaeology, which was written in follow up to the publication of a journal article Burning…