Events

How to Do Things With Millions of Words

How to Do Things With Millions of Words

TWO PUBLIC LECTURES ON DIGITAL HUMANITIES co-presented by Green College (UBC), The Early Modern Conversions Project (McGill University) and the Cultural Evolution of Religion Consortium (UBC) THE DIGITAL HUMANITIES: SOME CONTEXTS, CONCEPTS AND INITIATIVES Ray Siemens, Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Humanities, University of Victoria Coach House, Green College, 6201 Cecil Green Park Road […]

Religion in the Text and on the Ground: May 2015 CERC Plenary

Religion in the Text and on the Ground: May 2015 CERC Plenary

The 2015 CERC Plenary: Religion in the Text and on the Ground gathered together an international collection of historians, philosophers, literary scholars, anthropologists, archaeologists, ethnographers, cognitive scientists, and psychologists to engage in targeted and substantive discussions concerning the convergence of historiographic and ethnographic approaches to the study of religion.  As the midterm plenary of the […]

The Role of Religion in Contemporary Society – Ara Norenzayan at Spur

April 11 3:00 pm Famed atheist and essayist Christopher Hitchens wrote, “Religion is part of the human make-up. It’s also part of our cultural and intellectual history. Religion was our first attempt at literature, the texts, our first attempt at cosmology, making sense of where we are in the universe, our first attempt at health […]

Prosociality in History and Historiography: PWIAS workshop

Prosociality in History and Historiography: PWIAS workshop

Prosociality in History and Historiography: Can Big Gods tip the Balance in World History? An International Research Roundtable awarded to Dr. Edward Slingerland and Dr. Brenton Sullivan, Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC Recent scholarship in the cognitive science of religion, social psychology and anthropology has advanced the hypothesis that the development of […]

Conversion and Religious Transformation Lecture Series

CONVERSION AND RELIGIOUS TRANSFORMATION: ANCIENT AND MODERN EXPERIENCES AND PARADIGMS This lecture series, which extends the programming at Green College by UBC’s Centre for Human Evolution, Cognition and Culture, will focus on religious experience at points of change, especially but not exclusively in the ancient Mediterranean world and in the post-medieval (Christian) West. Speakers will […]