Presentations, Talks and Posters

Kaše, V. (2019). Kulturní evoluce náboženství: současné přístupy [english title: Cultural Evolution of Religion: Contemporary approaches] (talk at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Southern Bohemia), České Budějovice (May 3). [slides]

Kaše, V. (2019). Back from The Field (“Lectio praecursoria” during a public defence of doctoral dissertation), Helsinki (March 15). [slides]

Kaše, V. (2019). Distanční čtení a kulturní evoluce náboženství v antickém Středomoří (workshop “Evoluce lidského psychiky, chování a kultury v interdisciplinární perspektivě”), Brno (February 6).

Kaše, V. (2019).The Emergence of Moralistic Religions in the Ancient Mediterranean (talk at a meeting of the Social Cognition group at the Institut Jean Nicod; invited by Nicolas Baumard), Paris (January, 22). [slides available via OSF project]

Kaše, V. (2018). The Emergence of Big Gods in the Ancient Mediterranean (doctoral state exam presentation), Brno (December 10). [slides available via OSF project]

Kaše, V. (2018). Text jako síť: Potenciál formální analýzy sítí pro distanční čtení historických textů. (workshop “‘Síť‘ (network, Netzwerk) jako perspektiva historického výzkumu”), Praha (25. září 2018) [online graphs]

Kaše, V. (2018). Word Co-Occurrence Networks from Ancient Greek Texts and the Cultural Evolution of Prosocial Religions (Historical Network Research), Brno (September 11-13).

Kaše, V. (2018). Distant Reading of Early Christian Texts for Socio-Cognitive Interpretation: Introducing the DiRECT Project (International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature), Helsinki (July 30 – August 3, 2018).

Kaše, V. & Papoušek, D. et al. (2018). The Spread of Christianity in the Ancient Mediterranean (Kognice a umělý život), Brno (May 30 – June 1).

Kaše, V. & Hampejs, T. (2018). Výpočetní modelování kulturního přenosu rituálních forem (workshop) (Kognice a umělý život), Brno (May 30 – June 1).

Kaše, V. (2018). Metody distančního čtení a studium kulturní evoluce: Příklad z oblasti antických náboženství (Komunikace, vědění a nové technologie: Studentská conference, 2. ročník), Plzeň, May 3 2018).

Kaše, V., Glomb, T., & Papoušek, D. (2017). The Role of Texts in the Stabilization of Pan-Mediterranean Religious Networks: A Case Study in Geospatial Computational Modeling of Ancient Religious History (Inaugural Cultural Evolution Society Conference, Jena, Sep 13-15 2017) [PDF]

Kaše, V. (2017). Role rituálu při formování raného křesťanství prizmatem kognitivních teorií: Příklad počátků křesťanského rituálního stolování (Internation Conference for Postgraduate Students in Biblical Studies), Prague (February 23-24). [PDF]   

Kaše, V. (2016). Re-Growing Transportation Network of the Roman Empire and the Spread of Christianity: An Agent-based Model (conference presentation). In The 5th PeClA 2016 International Postgraduate Conference (Perspectives on Classical Archaeology) (conference topic “New Directions in Classical Archaeology”, organized by Charles University in Prague), Prague (December 1-2). [PDF]

Kaše, V. (2016). CHRISTROME: Christianization of the Roman Empire: Historical Background and Sources (presentation). In Network Theory and Computer Modeling in the Study of Religion (workshop organized by Tamás Biró and István Czachesz), Budapest (August 29 – September 4).

Kaše V. & Hampejs T. (2016). Modelling Cultural Transmission of Rituals: An Agent-Based Model Contrasting Social Function and Cognitive Attraction (conference presentation). In 6th biennial meeting of the International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion (session “Hacking the mind: Using computer models to study religious minds in silico”), Vancouver (August 22-24).

Kaše, V. & Hampejs T. (2016). From Communal Meals to Religion: Networking Social and Cognitive in Agent-Based Simulation (conference presentation). In EASR Conference 2016 Helsinki “Relocating Religion” (session “Religions as Networks of Concepts, Practices, Artefacts and Minds: Case Studies from Ancient Mediterranean”), Helsinki (June 28 – July 1).

Kaše, V., Mertel, A., Výtvarová, E., Fousek, J., Hampejs, T., & Chalupa, A. (2016). Extending Transportation Network of the Roman Empire by Means of Demographic and Economic Proxies (conference presentation). In Second European Conference on Social Networks (session “Historical and Archaeological Network Research”), Paris (June 14-17). [link to the abstract]

Výtvarová, E., Fousek, J., Kaše, V., Chalupa, A. (2016). Trade Network of Ancient Mediterranean and Christianity. In NetSci-X Conference, Wrocław (January 11–13).

Kaše, V. (2015). Quantifying Christianization of the Roman Empire: A Computational Replication and Extension (conference presentation). In Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (session “Mind, Society, and Religion in the Biblical World”), Atlanta (Nov. 21-25). [link]

Kaše, V., Výtvarová, E., & Fousek, J. (2015). Christianization of the Roman Empire: Diffusion on a Settlement Network (poster). In Bridging the Gaps: (Ancient) History from the Perspective of Mathematical and Computational Modelling and Network Analysis (workshop organized by GEHIR: Generative Historiography of Religion Project), Brno (Nov. 13-14). [link]

Kaše, V. (2015). Modelling Ritual Dynamics against the Data: Early Christian Meal Practices as a Test Case (conference paper). In XXI IAHR World Congress (session “Modeling and Simulating Past Minds and Networks: Dynamics of Religious Beliefs and Practices in the Graeco-Roman World”), Erfurt (August 23 – 29). [link]

Kaše, V. (2014): Ecclesiology, Christology, or Magic? A Cognitive Reconsideration of Paul’s Lord Supper Discourse (workshop paper). In Cultural Evolution of Religion and Morality (REECR and CERC/DRH joint meeting), Vancouver (November 26 – 27). [link to the presentation]

Kaše, V. (2014). Consuming Jesus – Receiving Eternity: Meal Elements of Special Quality in Johannine Communities (conference paper). In Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (session “Meals in the Greco-Roman World Section: The Meal in John 6”), San Diego (November 21 – 25). [link to the handout]

Kaše. V. (2014). Early Christians in the Machine: How Does Emerge a Belief in Supernatural Efficacy of a Ritual. In 5th biennial IACSR meeting and General Assembly (conference title “Religion Explained? The Cognitive Science of Religion after Twenty-five Years), Brno (June 20 – 22). [link to the poster]

Kaše, V. (2014). Ritualization of Early Christian Meal Practices and the Formation of Beliefs in Supernatural Efficacy of the Meal Elements. In Neutestamentliche Sozietät der Theologischen Fakultät Heidelberg (as a part od presentation of the project “Ritual and Emergence of Early Christian Religion: A Socio-Cognitive Analysis”), Heidelberg, Germany (May 15). [link]

Kaše, V. (2014). Ritualization of Early Christian Meal Practices. In Socio-Cognitive Perspectives on Early Judaism and Early Christianity (as a part of presentation of the project “Ritual and Emergence of Early Christian Religion: A Socio-Cognitive Analysis”), Helsinki, Finland (January 9).

Kaše, V. (2013). Did Early Christians Believe in Their Miracle Stories? The Case of Speaking Animals in the Apocryphal Acts of Apostles. In Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (session “Mind, Society and Religion in Biblical World”), Baltimore (November 23 – 26). [link]

Kaše, V. (2013). Ritual, Extended Mind, and Overimitation: Towards a Naturalistic Cognitive Theory of Ritual Transmission. In EASR Conference 2013 Liverpool “Religion, Migration and Mutation”, Liverpool, Great Britain (September 3 – 6). [link]

Kaše, V. (2013). Rituál, kognice, imitace: Historická religionistika v evoluční perspective” [English title: Ritual, Cognition, Imitation: Historical study of religions in the evolutionary perspective. In Student scientific conference (Czech-Slovak student papers competition in the study of religions, organized by the Department of Comparative Religion, Comenius University Bratislava), Štúrovo (May 24 – 26). [link to the presentation (in Czech)]

Kaše, V., Hampejs, T. (2012). What Humanities Offer the Science? Towards Tymmetrical Approach in the Cognitive Science of Religion. In Towards a Symmetrical Approach: The Study of Religions After Postmodern and Postcolonial Criticism (workshop organized by the Department for the Study of Religions, Masaryk University), Brno (November 29 – December 1). [link]

Kaše, V. (2012). Why Is Institution Narrative ‘Better’ than Didache 9-10? On Cognitive Attraction of Authorized Eucharist. In Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting (session “Mind, Society and Religion in Biblical World”), Amsterdam, Netherlands (July 22 – 26). [link]

Kaše, V. (2012). Why Is Institution Narrative ‘Better’ than Didache 9-10? On Cognitive Attraction of Authorized Eucharist. In Past, Present, and Future in the Scientific Study of Religion (workshop organized by LEVYNA), Brno (March 1 – 3).

Kaše, V. (2012). Létající Šimon, mluvící pes a apoštol Petr: Kontraintuitivní reprezentace ve Skutcích Petrových a literární imaginace pozdní antiky [English title: Flying Simon, Speaking Dog, and Apostle Peter: Contraintuitive Representations in the Acts of Peter and the Literary Imagination of Late Antiquity]. In Student scientific conference (Czech-Slovak student papers competition in the study of religions, organized by the Institute of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Charles University in Prague), Kutná hora (May 4 – 6). [link to the presentation (in Czech)]

Kaše, V. (2011). Kam se poděla ryba? Dějiny jedné (možné) křesťanské reprezentace [English title: Where Did the Fish Disappear? History of One (Possible) Christian Representation]. In Student scientific conference (Czech-Slovak student papers competition in the study of religions, organized by the Department for the Study of Religions, Masaryk University), Telč (May 24 – 26)

 Kaše, V. (2010). Global Ethic Foundation of Hans Küng – The Ethical Project or Religious Phenomenon? (workshop presentation). In Religious Transformations in the Contemporary European Societies (ERASMUS Intensive Programme organized by the Department for the Study of Religions, University od Szeged), Szeged, Hungary (August 16 – 29).

Kaše, V. (2010). Didaché 9-10: Problémy a perspektivy současného bádání [English title: Didache 9-10: Problems and Perspectives of Contemporary Research]. In Student scientific conference (Czech-Slovak student papers competition in the study of religions organized by the Department for the Study of Religions, Masaryk Unversity), Štoky u Jihlavy (May 24 – 26) [link to the presentation (in Czech)].

Kaše, V. (2009). Proč ‘Pomazaný’? Problém s nemesianistickými konotacemi termínu christos v nejstarší křesťanské literature [English title: Why ‘Anointed’? Problem with the Non-Messianic Connotations of the Term Christos in the Earliest Christian Literature] (conference presentation). In Student scientific conference (Czech-Slovak student papers competition in the study of religions, organized by the Department of Comparative Religion, Comenius University), Modra (Bratislava, May 18-20).