Structured data vs. contextual complexity of texts: An unnecessary dilemma?
David Zbíral and Robert Shaw briefly introduce the Computer-Assisted Semantic Text Modelling (CASTEMO), an approach to the human-controlled and data-driven transformation of texts to richly structured data, which was developed within DISSINET modelling of historical textual sources.
In the core of debate on affluence and the rise of moralizing religions in the ancient Mediterranean
Vojtěch Kaše and Tomáš Glomb contributed to the discussion on the relationship between affluence and the rise of moralizing religions in Religion, Brain & Behavior through the commentary of the target article by Peter Turchin, Harvey Whitehouse et al.
CEDRR members at the Religious Networks in Antiquity workshop in Bergen
CEDRR members Aleš Chalupa and Tomáš Hampejs visited Tomáš Glomb at the Religious Networks in Antiquity workshop that he co-organized with Francesca Mazzilli, Eivind Seland, and The Connected Past initiative at the University of Bergen as part of his Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (June 7-8, 2022).
Rituals signal mate quality
Peter Maňo, Radek Kundt, and Eva Kundtová Klocová, together with Dimitris Xygalatas, published an article on rituals as signals of mate quality in the journal Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology.
In the journal Royal Society Open Science, Martin Lang, Radim Chvaja, and David Václavík, together with Benjamin G. Purzycki, and Rostislav Staněk, published an article on how costly signals communicate cooperative intentions.
"Cognitive" science of religion?
In the Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion, Eva Kundtová Klocová published a commentary on Claire White’s book An introduction to the cognitive science of religion.