Tag Archives: Human Relations Area Files

HRAF celebrates World Anthropology Day 2020

Anthropology Day is a day for anthropologists to celebrate our discipline while sharing it with the world around us. This year, World Anthropology Day will take place on Thursday, February 20, 2020. The Human Relations…

HRAF partnership with SACC

The Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) at Yale University is pleased to announce our new partnership with the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges (SACC). The partnership with SACC is part of the HRAF Community College…

HRAF 2019 in Review & 2020 Preview

Welcome to 2020! It’s time for our annual News & Notes recap and preview. This post will summarize our highlights from the previous year, as well as what you can expect to see from HRAF…

Remembering Lévi-Strauss and pre-digital HRAF collections: A conversation with Bernadette Bucher

Editor’s note: The following post contains contributions from Bernadette Bucher, Professor Emerita of Anthropology and Comparative Literature, Fordham University. The early history of the Human Relations Area Files from 1949 in North America is public…

The Return of the Comparative Method in Anthropology

Where Have All the Comparisons Gone?, a recently published series from the Society for Cultural Anthropology, revisits a longstanding topic in the social sciences: the debate over the value of comparative cultural studies. In this…

HRAF at Yale University Announces Community College Initiative

The Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) at Yale University is pleased to announce a new initiative to expand our engagement with community colleges. The HRAF Community College Initiative recognizes the important role of community colleges…

Using eHRAF World Cultures for Cross Cultural Studies

Is kissing a universal human trait? William Jankowiak, Shelly Volsche and Justin Garcia address this question in their recently published article in American Anthropologist. The authors used Human Relations Area Files’ online ethnographic database, eHRAF World Cultures,…

HRAF at the Eleventh Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHAGS) in Vienna

Earlier this month (September 7-11, 2015), the Eleventh Conference on Hunting and Gathering Societies (CHAGS XI) convened in Vienna, Austria. The conference was a joint effort of four major anthropological institutions in Vienna: the World…