Tag Archives: culture

Women, Gender and Power in eHRAF

Every year, Forbes produces a list of the world’s most powerful women. At the top of the list for 2022 is the European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen. She is followed by European Central…

The Social Life of Cheese

There are few signifiers of culture more potent and recognizable than food. Nourishment and cultural identity share a deep-seated connection. Food, and especially our preferences for preparing, cooking and eating it, are about far more…

RAI 2022: Anthropology, AI and the Future of Human Society Conference Recap – June 6-11, 2022

“AI” has come to represent multiple causal drivers of change: amongst them artificial intelligence itself, space exploration, bio-tech and other emerging technologies. The implications for human society could hardly be more significant, and feed into…

Carol R. Ember honored with Society for Cross-Cultural Research (SCCR) 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award

HRAF President Carol Ember attended the 50th anniversary annual meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research (SCCR), which took place from February 16-19 in San Diego, California. SCCR is a multi-disciplinary organization, whose members share…

HRAF staff and UConn students celebrate Anthropology Day 2022

On Monday, February 28, the Human Relations Area Files at Yale University hosted a celebration in honor of Anthropology Day, the yearly event for anthropologists to share our discipline with the world around us. This was…

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…

An Anthropology of Dads: Exploring fatherhood in eHRAF

Are fathers and “fatherhood” underrepresented as a subject of inquiry in anthropology? According to evolutionary anthropologist Anna Machin, up until 10 years ago, fatherhood was neglected by researchers “due to the misguided assumption that it…