Tag Archives: Anthropology

Ian Skoggard at the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Meeting 2021

This year, the AAA is holding a hybrid meeting, virtual and in-person in Baltimore, Maryland from November 17-21. The theme of this year’s meeting is Truth and Responsibility: “to bear witness, take action, and be…

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.…

Solving online teaching conundrums with eHRAF

Online learning presents myriad challenges for students and instructors alike. As providers of the world’s largest anthropological data bank, HRAF has been developing and curating digital resources in anthropology and archaeology for over two decades.…

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: 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…

Featured HRAF Global Scholar: Ouattara Seydou

HRAF Global Scholar: Ouattara Seydou Title: PhD Candidate in Sociology, Socioeconomics, Governance, and Development University Affiliation: Alassane Ouattara University, Côte d’Ivoire Research Topic: The Ivorian school: challenges and perspectives for a successful education system Ouattara…

Why Are Gods Thought to Cause Weather?

Carol R. Ember and Ian Skoggard In many societies known to anthropology, people look to their gods for help and for explanations of unfortunate and traumatic events. Anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski (1948) suggested that religion is…