Tag Archives: Ethnography

Featured Global Scholar: Yidou Tang

HRAF Global Scholar: Yidou Tang Title: Doctoral student University Affiliation: Renmin University of China Research Topic: Anthropology of education Yidou Tang is a doctoral student in anthropology at Renmin University of China with a focus…

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…

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…

Teaching a comparative approach with eHRAF research papers

The Comparative Approach in Anthropology In a blog titled Where Have All the Comparisons Gone?, originally published on the website for the Society For Cultural Anthropology, Robert Borofsky from the Center For A Public Anthropology…

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…

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,…

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…