Category Archives: eHRAF Highlights

Recap of the First HRAF Summer Institute for Cross-Cultural Anthropological Research (July 19-August 6, 2021)

Our first NSF-supported Summer Institute for Cross-Cultural Anthropological Research[1] was held virtually this summer with 20 participants. It was an intense three weeks including a hefty mix of instruction, hands-on exercises, and substantial progress on…

HRAF partners with the Coalition for Archaeological Synthesis

The Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) at Yale University recently became a partner in the Coalition for Archaeological Synthesis (CfAS), an organization focused on funding collaborative working groups in archaeology and related fields. The Coalition…

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 over 1,000 cross-cultural studies. This EHC summary is co-authored by HRAF President Carol R.…

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,…

Featured HRAF Global Scholar: Sayema Khatun

HRAF Global Scholar: Sayema Khatun Title: Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology University Affiliation: Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh Research Topic: Policy Response to the Influx of Rohingya in Bangladesh Sayema Khatun is an Associate Professor in the Department…