How to integrate the sciences and humanities in the study of religion?
At least since C.P. Snow’s provocative lecture on two academic cultures, researchers on both sides of the barricade have been trying to bridge the divide between the humanities and sciences. How would such a synthesis of the humanities and sciences look like when applied to the study of religion?
You can find the answer to this vital question in our new article. In the manuscript, Martin Lang and Radek Kundt explore the nooks and crannies of such a synthetic project applied to the study of religion. In doing that, they also provide a kind of LEVYNA manifesto, which specifies the positions we identify with in the project of the naturalistic study of religious phenomena.
You can find the article here: https://bit.ly/2pCnLVq
A new project called “SACRIFICE” has been just launched
It will examine how participation in costly rituals affects the willingness to sacrifice one’s resources during inter-group conflict.
Our Ph.D. students received a grant from the Development Fund of Masaryk University
They will use the money to create a new and innovative course in which they will focus on the evolution of human cooperation and the role that religion played in this process.
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.”