Tag Archives: cross-cultural

Recap of the First HRAF Summer Institute for Cross-Cultural Anthropological Research (July 19-August 6, 2021)

Our first NSF-supported Summer Institute for Cross-Cultural Anthropological Research[1] was held virtually this summer with 20 participants. It was an intense three weeks including a hefty mix of instruction, hands-on exercises, and substantial progress on…

Ethnographic Insights Across Cultures: An online introduction to anthropology

In the third post in our series dedicated to online learning, we explored how the dynamics of classroom teaching everywhere are changing due to temporary campus closures. For instructors grappling with compiling work-from-home-friendly syllabi in…

Introducing the First HRAF Summer Institute for Cross-Cultural Anthropological Research

The National Science Foundation (NSF), in a grant to the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF), is supporting three years of Summer Institutes for Cross-Cultural Anthropological Research (BCS #2020156). These Summer Institutes will train faculty, researchers,…

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…

Summer Institutes for Cross-Cultural Anthropological Research 2021-2023

Summer 2021 The National Science Foundation, in a grant to the Human Relations Area Files (BCS #2020156), is supporting three years of Summer Institutes for Cross-Cultural Anthropological Research. These Summer Institutes will train faculty, researchers,…

Knowledge is power: anthropology of proverbs

Francine Barone Proverbs are a simple way of expressing a well-known truth or adage based on common sense or experience. They are usually considered to be imbued with ancestral wisdom, passed down from generation to…

HRAF Global Scholarship Feature: University of Caldas, Colombia

The Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) at Yale University is pleased to feature one of our institutional winners of the HRAF Global Scholarship. Founded in 1943, the University of Caldas (Universidad de Caldas) is a…

Society for Anthropological Sciences annual award named for Dr. Carol Ember, President of HRAF at Yale University

The Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) at Yale University is pleased to announce that the Society for Anthropological Sciences (SAS) has named their annual book prize after Dr. Carol R. Ember, President of HRAF. SAS is…