The Human Relations Area Files’ mission is to promote understanding of cultural diversity and commonality in the past and present. To accomplish this mission, the Human Relations Area Files produces scholarly resources and infrastructure for research, teaching and learning, and supports and conducts original research on cross-cultural variation. Learn more about HRAF.
Learn more about database features, the cultures and subjects covered in our collection, and find membership and trial information for eHRAF World Cultures here.
Learn more about eHRAF Archaeology, including the subjects and traditions covered in the database, and find membership and trial information here.
Teaching eHRAF is a free, open access resource available to HRAF members and non-members alike. Some exercises may contain links into our membership databases, and most are best used in conjunction with a full eHRAF membership, but all are free to use and modify for your classroom needs. Learn more about full membership to our eHRAF databases here.
Explaining Human Culture is offered for free. No username or password is required.
This Cross-Cultural Course is open access and available free of charge. No username or password is required.
You may also wish to refer to our Basic Guide to Cross Cultural Research.