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.
The eHRAF Workbooks are designed to complement any textbook or anthropology curriculum. Workbook activities are presented as PowerPoint slideshows that instructors can modify, share, and upload to Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, or a similar learning management system. Learn more about HRAF teaching resources for remote learning on our Teaching Online page.
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.