Media and Publications


Academic Articles

Turchin, Peter, Harvey Whitehouse, Pieter François, Edward Slingerland and Mark Collard. “A Historical Database of Sociocultural Evolution.Cliodynamics: The Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical History 3: 271-293 (December 2012).

Slingerland, Edward. “Big Gods, Historical Explanation, and the Value of Integrating the History of Religion Into the Broader Academy,Religion (submitted June 2015, accepted July 2015).

Slingerland, Edward and Brenton Sullivan. “Durkheim With Data: The Database of Religious History (DRH),Journal of the American Academy of Religion (forthcoming).

Press Coverage

Interview with Edward Slingerland. “Making Religious History Digitally Native.Religious Studies News, March 2, 2017.

(Danish media) Lange, Sedsel Brøndum. “Jesus, Allah, Vishnu og Odin bliver samlet i kæmpe database.Videnskab dk, October 6, 2015.

Wade, Lizzy. “Feature: Why big societies need big gods.Science, August 27, 2015.

Wade, Lizzy. "Feature: Turning history into a binary code.Science, August 27, 2015.

Wade, Lizzy. “To foster complex societies, tell people a god is watching.Science, March 4, 2015.

Ruf, Corey. “Decoding a World of Religion.United Church Observer, April, 2014.

Videos

 

Director Edward Slingerland on the project

Director Edward Slingerland explains the history, purpose, and goals of the Database of Religious History.

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Overview of the new interface for the DRH

An in-depth look at entry creation, browsing, searching, and visualizing the DRH.

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Dr. Slingerland on the Database of Religious History Project

Bonus Materials for Science of Religion Course

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Keynote Address Part One - Joseph Henrich

Prosociality in History and Historiography

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Keynote Address Part Two - Edward Slingerland

Prosociality in History and Historiography

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Keynote Address Part Three - Robert McCauley

Prosociality in History and Historiography

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