Author Archives: Matthew Longcore

HRAF membership director interviewed for NPR segment on romantic kissing

The phenomenon of romantic kissing continues to fascinate people around the world. While people in western societies often take for granted the notion that romantic partners express their desire for one another through open-mouthed kissing,…

Teferi Adem reflects on his experience as a Fulbright Scholar

My Fulbright Experience to Ethiopia, 2022-23 by Teferi Abate Adem, HRAF Research Anthropologist Conducting follow-up extensive ethnographic fieldwork in the Wollo area of Ethiopia has been a deeply felt dream of mine over the last…

Announcing HRAF Global Scholars for 2023

HRAF is pleased to announce the recipients of the HRAF Global Scholars Program for 2023. This program provides scholars around the world with one year of complimentary access to our research databases, eHRAF World Cultures…

A Cross-Cultural Study of Uniformity in Dress

Why do people in some societies dress in uniform or standardized ways, whereas in other societies individuals display considerable variability in dress? Tentative answers to this question will appear as an article titled “Uniformity in…

HRAF Attends 2022 AAA Annual Meeting

HRAF staff members attended the 2022 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting from November 9-13 in Seattle, Washington. The theme of this year’s meeting, “Unsettling Landscapes”, encouraged anthropological discussion of the past, present, and future. Exhibit…

Featured Global Scholar: Yidou Tang

HRAF Global Scholar: Yidou Tang Title: Doctoral student University Affiliation: Renmin University of China Research Topic: Anthropology of education Yidou Tang is a doctoral student in anthropology at Renmin University of China with a focus…

HRAF and UConn students celebrate Archaeology Day 2022

On Friday, October 7, the Human Relations Area Files at Yale University hosted a celebration in honor of International Archaeology Day, the yearly event for archaeologists to celebrate the discipline and its contributions to society.…

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 Investigación en Ciencias Cognitivas (CINCCO) Research Topic: Modern hunter gatherer societies, alloparenting, teaching-learning…