I am a social scientist interested in the long-term dynamics of human societies, approaching these phenomena from a naturalistic standpoint while adopting mainly computational methods. Currently, I am employed as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of History and Classical Studies, School of Culture and Society, at Aarhus University in Denmark (read more on the blog). Simultaneously, I am also working at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of West Bohemia, Plzeň, Czech Republic. This website is dedicated to my research, teaching and enthusiasm in such areas as Cultural Evolution, Cognitive Science of Religion, Computational Social Science and Digital Humanities.
In March 2019, I successfully defended my PhD dissertation entitled "Tracing the Origins of Eucharistic Magic: On the Role of Cognitive Attraction in the Cultural Transmission of Collective Rituals" (available from here or here. I pursued my doctoral studies under a cotutelle agreement between the University of Helsinki, Finland and Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. My supervisors were Risto Uro, István Czachesz and Dalibor Papoušek.
In the recent past, I had the pleasure to be a part of two amazing interdisciplinary projects:
- REECR: Ritual and the Emergence of Early Christian Religion: A Socio-Cognitive Analysis
- GEHIR: Generative Historiography of Religion Project
This website is now under construction, since I am experimenting here with Pico CMS.