Tag Archives: Ethnography

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,…

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…

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…

Ancient solutions to modern problems? Re-examining burning practices

A few years ago, HRAF posted a story titled Burning questions: evidence for off-site fire use by hunter-gatherers in eHRAF Archaeology, which was written in follow up to the publication of a journal article Burning…

New and Forthcoming Cultures and Traditions in eHRAF World Cultures & Archaeology (2019-2020)

A popular annual request from our members is for information about how we are growing our culture collections in our eHRAF databases. Below is a brief summary of what cultures and traditions we have added…

Donate to the HRAF Global Scholarship

In keeping with our mission of promoting cultural diversity, the HRAF Global Scholarship has attracted candidates from around the world. As one of our top funding priorities, the scholarship provides institutions and individuals in low-income…

The Social Life of Cheese

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