17 May 2013
Two articles, one in Scientific America and one at Smithsonian.com, have cited research conducted as part of the RCC project.
The full articles, entitled Why Rituals Work, which cites a paper from Legare, et.al., and Why Your Lucky Underwear and Pre-Game Routine Might Actually Work, which refers... More >
5 April 2013
"Three wishes for the world" (online article in Social Evolution Forum)
If you had three wishes to change the world, what would they be? Perhaps you would like to put an end to war? Reverse global warming? Or eliminate extreme poverty?
Full article available here. More >
24 January 2013
Praying, fighting, dancing, chanting — human rituals could illuminate the growth of community and the origins of civilization.
Read the full article here. Listen to the podcast here.
12 December 2012
Rituals bind us, in modern societies and prehistoric tribes alike. But can our loyalties stretch to all of humankind?
The full article can be found here. More >
6 December 2012
Being 'forgiven' makes people more generous, psychologists find
A study involving a group of devout Roman Catholics found that people who feel guilty about past misdeeds are more generous after attending confession.
The Telegraph outlines work done by project researchers as part of the... More >
14 November 2012
Staff and students involved in the Ritual, Community and Conflict project attended one of the annual bonfire night celebrations in Sussex, conducting a questionnaire-based field study for the project. An online article on autumnal rituals begins with this story at:... More >
30 October 2012
A number of ICEA staff and students attended the first LEVYNA Conference, “Homo Experimentalis: Experimental Approaches in the Study of Religion”, which was held in Brno, Czech Republic from 25 to 27 October 2012. This conference was the first of a series of academic events focusing on the role of... More >
9 October 2012
This project, a collaboration between Professor Harvey Whitehouse (Oxford), Professor David Sloan Wilson (Binghamton), and Dr Jon Lanman (Queen's University Belfast), addresses the five major questions concerning religion's impact of human life:
1) What is religion’s impact on moral... More >
1 October 2012
25 - 27 October 2012
Last minute registrations to attend and present posters: Homo experimnentalis: experimental approaches in the study of religion at LEVYNA, Marasyk University, Czech Republic are now open.
Plenary and invited speakers include Emma Cohen (University of Oxford), Jesper Sorensen... More >
20 September 2012
On 20 September, the Middle East Centre at London School of Economics held a one-day conference on Syria.
Eighteen months after public demonstrations began in the country, the conference explored the dynamics of the key domestic forces influencing the struggle: the... More >