Chapter in The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Ritual (OUP)
Eva Kundtová Klocová has a chapter (in collaboration with Armin W. Geertz) on "Ritual and Embodied Cognition" in a brand new The Oxford Handbook on Early Christian Ritual (OUP).
In their chapter, Eva and Armin explore the "4E approach" to cognition that understands the cognitive system as embodied, embedded, extended, and enactive. The chapter focuses on interactions between bodily actions, human thinking, and the cultural embeddedness of human cognition and its implications for the study of rituals. The authors also provide a sketch of systematic approach to the study of religious rituals based on those theoretical stances and empirical evidence.
GAMU-E Grant goes to LEVYNA
Martin Lang and Jan Krátký succeeded in the call of the Grant Agency of Masaryk University with the project "The Entropy-Reduction Model of Ritualized Behavior".
A prestigious award goes to Martin Lang
Martin Lang has been awarded the Rector's Award for Outstanding Research Results Achieved by Young Scientists under 35 in social sciences and humanities.
Radim Chvaja has been awarded the EHBEA’s Student Research Grant
Our Ph.D. student Radim Chvaja has been awarded student grant from European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association (EHBEA) that will enable him to study religious pilgrimage in Mauritius.
A new theoretical article about the difference between the theory of costly signaling and CREDs with application on religious phenomena
A new article has just been published in Human Ethology, in which our PhD students explain the relation between two theories of religious displays – the costly signaling theory and the credibility enhancing displays theory (CREDs).