Tag Archives: Anthropology

Women, gender and power in eHRAF (2015)

How does the relationship between gender and power vary cross-culturally? According to Forbes, Angela Merkel tops the list of “world’s most powerful women“, with Hillary Clinton and Melinda Gates labelled the second and third most…

Nascent Worlds: a journey of cultural discovery

Nascent Worlds, a teaching exercise by digital anthropologist Dr. Francine Barone, is a build-your-own-culture learning activity. Designed with introductory socio-cultural anthropology classes in mind, it incorporates all four fields of anthropology (physical anthropology, linguistic anthropology,…

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?…

Think you know HRAF? Check out our podcast series on Choice’s ‘The Authority File’

Have you ever wondered how the Human Relations Area Files got its name? Or how we organized our ethnographic collections for members before the Internet? HRAF has partnered with Choice’s podcast The Authority File to…

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…

Home Truths: An Anthropology of House and Home

Settlements are central to human development, making shelter, dwellings, and residence patterns necessary foci of investigation in both anthropology and archaeology. This article seeks to address a related and easily overlooked aspect of this anthropological…