Tag Archives: Human Relations Area Files

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…

HRAF at 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston, MA

  To All Librarians, I hope this finds you well in the New Year! If you are attending this week’s American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Boston, please join me for an informative tour…

Citing from the eHRAF databases and HRAF home page

When citing a document from the eHRAF World Cultures or the eHRAF Archaeology database, please include both the original publication citation (if applicable) followed by information about where and when you found it. Evans-Pritchard, E.…

2015 Annual Meeting for Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges (SACC) in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Aloha! The 2015 Annual Meeting for The Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges (SACC) is currently taking place in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Although HRAF is one of the sponsors for this meeting, we cannot attend because we…