News and updates

July 16, 2024.

Ethnicities from Fearon linked to SocioMap.

June 21, 2024.

Ethnicites in Politically Relevant Ethnic Groups linked to SocioMap.

June 19, 2024

Ethnicities from Atlas of Pre-Colonial Societies linked to SocioMap (2431 new links).

June 2, 2024

Countries from ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 and alpha-3 linked to SocioMap.

May 23, 2024

Ethnicities from GEnes and LAnguages Together databases linked to SocioMap.

April 25, 2024.

Languages from kinbank linked to SocioMap.

April, 2024

Workshops hosted on SocioMap and ArchaMap at the European Human Behavior and Evolution Association and the Society for American Archaeology.

February, 2024

First CatMapper advisory board meeting hosted (Tempe, AZ and virtual).

January, 2024

First ArchaMap data synthesis workshop hosted, Tempe, AZ.

December 15, 2023

State-level lists of scheduled castes and tribes and social disadvantages classes from South India added to SocioMap (Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana).

December 7, 2023

Current ISO 639-3 standard for languages linked to SocioMap.

November 10, 2023

AIATSIS ontology of over 1000 Australian groups linked to SocioMap.

November 1, 2023

Geonames and GADM 3.6 level 2 administrative districts reconciled.

October 1, 2023

People of India ontology, including 2794 categories for castes, tribes, and communities, linked to SocioMap.

August 15, 2023

The NSF HNDS-I program has awarded a 2-year grant to improve and disseminate CatMapper.

March 28: CatMapper’s first three merging templates here and coming soon.

  1. a draft of the Bahrami-Rad et al. 2021 merging template is uploaded and we are reconciling with the original merged dataset, 2) Peeples et al. 2023 merging template is now available in ArchaMap under DatasetID 947, 3) Hruschka et al. 2015 merging template will be available by April 21. If you are interested in a tutorial on how to download and use a merging template, please contact

June 3rd, 2023

Four administrative district ontologies from Gennaioli et al. 2013 and 2014 added to SocioMap.

April 5th, 2023

ArchaMap presentation given at the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology conference in Amsterdam.

March 30th and 31st, 2023

ArchaMap poster and presentation given at the Society for American Archaeology conference in Portland, Oregon.

March 7, 2023

eHRAF World Culture categories added to SocioMap.

Feb. 24, 2023

Dan Hruschka gave talk on SocioMap at the Society for Cross-Cultural Research annual meeting.

Feb. 23, 2023

Our first workshop on using SocioMap! Thank you to all those who attended.

February 20, 2023

Berezkin Folklore ethnicity categories added to SocioMap.

February 19, 2023

All Minorities at Risk Sampling Frame ethnicity categories added to SocioMap.

January 1, 2023

IPUMS DHS ethnicity categories added to SocioMap.

December 31, 2022

India’s 2015 National Family Health Survey caste and ethnicity categories added to SocioMap.

December 24, 2022

Ethnicity and country categories from the Ethnic Power Relations 2021 dataset added to SocioMap.

December 22, 2022

Language categories from the New Update Guthrie List added to SocioMap.