Tag Archives: Anthropology

AAA Virtual Workshop: Teaching with the eHRAF Workbooks

Date: December 2, 2020 Time: 2:30-4:30pm EST Location: AAA Zoom Meeting platform Registration: Sign up here. Fee: none On December 2, 2020, HRAF will be facilitating a workshop via the American Anthropological Association in which…

Craving comfort: bonding with food across cultures

Food is a universal human experience. People everywhere must eat to survive, yet what foods are eaten and how they are enjoyed can vary widely across cultures and time. “Comfort foods” made a comeback in…

Unconditional Love: Is devotion to pets a cultural universal?

If the number of cute animal memes on the internet is a fair benchmark, then the human love of pets is a powerful and global phenomenon. For many pet owners, their furry (or scaly) domestic…

Featured HRAF Global Scholar: Peter Mutiso Maundu (HIPSIR)

HRAF Global Scholar: Peter Mutiso Maundu Title: Postgraduate Scholar and Researcher University Affiliation: Hekima Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations (HIPSIR) Research Topic: Is Colonialism to Blame for the Homophobic Attacks on Homosexuals in Africa?…

New publications from HRAF’s Advanced Research Center

by Carol R. Ember, HRAF President For the last five years, researchers affiliated with HRAF’s Advanced Research Center have conducted cross-cultural and cross-archaeological research on the possible effects of natural hazards and other ecological stressors…

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…