Important dates

Start of the registration17 May 2012
Abstract submission deadline31 Aug 2012
Poster upload (participants in the poster session only)31 Aug 2012
Registration deadline30 Sept 2012
Abstract and title editing10 Oct 2012
Conference begins25 Oct 2012
Conference ends27 Oct 2012

Latest news

The conference is over

The conference Homo Experimentalis is over. Thanks to all participants for their papers, discussions and for the friendly atmosphere!

Program published

The program of the conference has been published.

Speakers in the “Summit” on experimental paradigms

The speakers in the “Summit” on experimental paradigms (27 October 2012) have been announced. You will meet: Dr. Joseph Bulbulia (University of Wellington / LEVYNA), Professor Armin Geertz (University of Aarhus), Dr. William W. McCorkle Jr. (LEVYNA), Professor Ted Slingerland (University of British Columbia), Dr. Paulo Sousa (Queen's University, Belfast), Professor Harvey Whitehouse (University of Oxford), and Dr. Dimitris Xygalatas (University of Aarhus / LEVYNA / MARStation).

Start of the registration

The registration for the conference has started! We look forward to seeing you in Brno.

The conference web launched

The conference web has been launched.


The first LEVYNA Conference, “Homo Experimentalis: Experimental Approaches in the Study of Religion”, will be held in Brno, Czech Republic from 25 to 27 October 2012. This conference is the first of a series of academic events focusing on the role of experimental methods in the study of religion.

We invite interested scholars and students to submit proposals for papers and/or posters for possible inclusion in the program. Please see the call for papers for details.

The conference venue is the Lecture hall of the Museum of Applied Arts, Husova 14, Brno (number 1 on the map).

Organizing institutions


All prospective participants (those who wish to present a paper as well as those who do not) are kindly asked to register. Abstracts have to be submitted via the online registration form. You can change your profile and your abstract using the registration interface at any time, up to the day of the deadline for the particular part of the application (see Important dates on the right).

Information about Brno, transportation, accommodation

See the Practical information section for maps, useful links and details about travelling and accomodation. The section will be regularly updated. We advise participants to book their accommodation soon.