Centre for Anthropology and Mind

Quelling radicalization through new understanding of ritual, fusion and identity

WHAT DRIVES PEOPLE TO TAKE UP ARMS FOR GROUPS SUCH AS ISIS AND HOW CAN THIS BE PREVENTED?
IDEASLAB PRESENTATION AT THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL.

January 18, 2017

 

 


Why Facts Don't Unify Us

IF FACTS DON’T UNIFY US, WHAT DOES?
BETAZONE PRESENTATION AT THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP."

January 17, 2017

 

 

 


What can the reaction to the death of Cecil the lion tell us about human co-operation?

THE OXFORD MARTIN PROGRAMME ON NATURAL GOVERNANCE IS A NEW RESEARCH INITIATIVE. HERE, PROGRAMME DIRECTORS DOMINIC JOHNSON, DAVID MACDONALD AND HARVEY WHITEHOUSE LOOK AT WHAT THE REACTION TO CECIL'S DEATH CAN TELL US ABOUT HUMAN CO-OPERATION.

June 2016

 


Early Civilization and Belief

EXCERPT FROM EPISODE 4 'CREATION', THE STORY OF GOD WITH MORGAN FREEMAN.

April 24, 2016

 

 

 

 


 

Religion Past and Present (part of a panel at the Integrative Science Symposium)

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE, EFFECTENBEURSZAAL, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS.

March 13, 2015

 

 

 


An Interview with Harvey Whitehouse

LABORATORY FOR EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH ON RELIGION (LEVYNA), MASARYK UNIVERSITY

 

February 25, 2013

 

 


Rituals as Social Glue

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

December 23, 2013

 

 

 

 


More multimedia can be watched and listed to here.

 

Cognitive Science of Religion conference, 28-30 June 2010

The Cognition, Religion and Theology (CRT) project hosted a conference on the Cognitive Science of Religion (CSR) at Merton College, Oxford the last week of June, 2010. The conference was the culmination of a process that began, for many, last summer at the CRT workshop. At the workshop participants created research plans and attended classes to learn scientific and statistical methods; following the workshop most attendees entered a CRT small grant competition designed to fund projects created during the workshop. The 2010 conference provided a forum for workshop and other CRT grant recipients to present their experimental and philosophical findings.

Harvey Whitehouse discusses 'Ritual: its causes and consequences' at colloquium in Berlin (20 May 2010)

Harvey Whitehouse was invited to discuss Ritual: its causes and consequences at the 14th Berlin Colloquium of the Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz Foundation.

Watch the video here.

Conference presentation (17 May 2010)

Harvey Whitehouse discussed Religion, cohesion and hostility at the Science and Religious Conflict Conference at the James Martin 21st Century School in Oxford on 17 May 2010.

You can listen to the presentation here.

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