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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,…

HRAF-UConn Virtual Anthropology Day Celebration 2021

The Human Relations Area Files at Yale University will host our second annual Anthropology Day event in collaboration with the UConn Stamford Anthropology Society. This year we will have a virtual event via Zoom. HRAF…

HRAF Research Published: Predictors of Land Privatization

In a recent cross-cultural study published in American Anthropologist, authors Carol R. Ember, Teferi Abate Adem, Tahlisa Brougham, and Emily Pitek, reported results that may help us understand why land, a vital resource for most…

AAA Virtual Workshop: Teaching with the eHRAF Workbooks

Date: December 2, 2020 Time: 2:30-4:30pm EST Location: AAA Zoom Meeting platform Registration: Sign up here. Fee: none On December 2, 2020, HRAF will be facilitating a workshop via the American Anthropological Association in which…