LEVYNA is an interdisciplinary centre funded by the European structural funds and the Government budget of the Czech republic. It is the only institution in the world exclusively dedicated to the experimental study of religion. Combining methods and expertise from the Humanities and the Sciences, LEVYNA brings together researchers with backgrounds as diverse as Religious Studies, Anthropology, History, Psychology, and Neuroscience, who work collaboratively to investigate religious belief and behaviour. It aims to train young scholars in employing scientific methods in the study of religion, and to produce high quality research on religion through cross-disciplinary collaboration, methodological integration and innovation.
Jakub Cigán received an internal grant from Masaryk University.
The grant will help Jakub with the preparation of a monograph reporting on his fieldwork among Czech Protestants where he combines classical ethnographic methods and signaling theories to understand the nature of religious conversion.
New research on costly rituals among university fraternities