A prestigious award goes to Martin Lang
As a part of the celebration of Dies Academicus, the Rector of Masaryk University has awarded the Rector’s Award in several categories. Our Martin Lang is one of the recipients.
One of the award categories is that for outstanding research results achieved by young scientists under 35 in the social sciences and humanities. Our Martin Lang has been honored in this category for his interdisciplinary research on religion and ritualized behavior.
You can find out more here: https://bit.ly/2Hpbha8.
Jan Horský won the second place in the student poster competition
Jan was awarded at the conference PTNCE 2019 held in Prague with a large LEVYNA presence.
Martin Lang is this year’s recipient of the IAPR’s Early Career Award
Martin was awarded the prize at the bi-annual conference of the International Association for the Psychology of Religion (IAPR). On this occasion, he also delivered the invited lecture “Religions as complex adaptive systems: The evolutionary paths of religious beliefs and behaviors.”
Do extreme religious rituals positively affect the wellbeing of ritual practitioners?
An answer to this and related questions can be found in our new paper in Current Anthropology. In collaboration with our colleagues, we have investigated the Thaipusam Kavadi ritual in relation to its purported effect on psychophysiological wellbeing.
How to integrate the sciences and humanities in the study of religion?
Martin Lang and Radek Kundt provide their answer in a new piece published in the journal Method & Theory in the Study of Religion.