Publications

Papers

Brewer, J., Gelfrand M., Jackson JC., Macdonald IF., Peregrine PN., Richerson PJ., Turchin P., Whitehouse H., Wilson DS. 2017. “Grand challenges for the study of cultural evolution.” Nat Ecol Evol 1(3): 70. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-017-0070

Mullins, Daniel A., Hoyer, Daniel, Collins, Christina, Currie, Thomas., Feeney, Kevin, François, Pieter, Savage, Patrick E., Whitehouse, Harvey, and Peter Turchin. 2017. A Systematic Assessment of the Axial Age Thesis for the Emergence of Moralizing Religious Thought. SocArXiv. doi: 10.17605/OSF.IO/R9CZX. https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv/r9czx/.

Peregrine, Peter N, Brennan, Rob, Currie, Thomas, Feeney Kevin, Francois, Pieter, Turchin, Peter, and Harvey Whitehouse. 2017. Dacura: A New Solution to Data Harvesting and Knowledge Extraction for Archaeology. Santa Fe Institute Working Paper. PDF.

Turchin, Peter, Thomas E. Currie, and Edward A.L. Turner. 2016. “Mapping the Spread of Mounted Warfare.” Cliodynamics: The Journal of Quantitative History and Cultural Evolution, 7(2): 217-227. doi: 10.21237/C7clio7233509. http://escholarship.org/uc/item/8qq4w9q5.

Hoyer, Daniel. 2016. “Turning the Inside Out: the fragmentation of Roman rule in Gaul and Africa during the third century A.D.” In Rome and the Worlds beyond Its Frontiers, edited by M. Peachin and D. Slootjes, 67-95. Leiden: Brill.

McKay, Ryan T., and Harvey Whitehouse. 2016. “Religion promotes a love for thy neighbor. But how big is the neighbourhood?” (Commentary on Norenzayan et al.). Behavioral and Brain Sciences 39. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X15000503.

Wilson, David Sloan, Yasha Hartberg, Ian MacDonald, Jonathan A. Lanman, and Harvey Whitehouse. 2016. “The Nature of Religious Diversity: A Cultural Ecosystem Approach.” Religion, Brain, and Behavior. doi: 10.1080/2153599X.2015. 1132243

François, Pieter, Joseph Manning, Harvey Whitehouse, Rob Brennan, Thomas Currie, Kevin Feeney, Peter Turchin. 2016. “A Macroscope for Global History: Seshat Global History Databank, a Methodological Overview.” Digital Humanities Quarterly 10(4). http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/10/4/000272/000272.html.

Brennan, Rob; Feeney, Kevin; Mendel-Gleason, Gavin; Bozic, Bojan; Turchin, Peter; Whitehouse, Harvey; François, Pieter; Currie, Thomas; Grohmann, Stephanie. 2016. “Building the Seshat Ontology for a Global History Databank.” The Semantic Web. Latest Advances and New Domains, 13th International Conference, ESWC 2016, Proceedings, LNCS, ed. H. Sack, Blomqvist, E., d’Aquin, M., Ghidini, C., Paolo Ponzetto, S., Lange, C., vol. 9678, 693-708.  http://seshatdatabank.info/publications/eswc2016seshatontologyrevised_v09/.

Turchin, Peter and Currie, Thomas E. 2016. “Cultural group selection is plausible, but the predictions of its hypotheses should be tested with real-world data.” Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39: 43-44.

Currie, Thomas E; Turchin, Peter; Bednar, Jenna; Richerson, Peter J.; Schwesinger, Georg; Steinmo, Sven; Wacziarg, Romain; Wallis, John. 2016. “Evolution of Institutions and Organizations.” Complexity and Evolution: Toward a New Synthesis for Economics, ed. D. S. Wilson and A. Kirman. Strüngmann Forum Reports, vol. 19, J. Lupp, series editor. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press

Whitehouse, Harvey; François, Pieter; & Turchin, Peter. 2015. “The Role of Ritual in the Evolution of Social Complexity: Five Predictions and a Drum Roll.” Cliodynamics: The Journal of Quantitative History and Cultural Evolution, 6(2): 199-216. http://escholarship.org/uc/item/4836f93g.

Turchin, Peter, Brennan, Rob; Currie, Thomas; Feeney, Kevin; François, Pieter; Hoyer, Daniel; Manning Joseph, et al. 2015. “Seshat: The Global History Databank.” Cliodynamics: The Journal of Quantitative History and Cultural Evolution 6(1): 77-107. http://escholarship.org/uc/item/9qx38718.

Currie, Thomas; Bogaard, Amy; Cesaretti, Rudolf; Edwards, Neil R.; François, Pieter; Holden, Philip; Hoyer, Daniel, et. al. 2015. “Agricultural Productivity in Past Societies: Toward an Empirically Informed Model for Testing Cultural Evolutionary Hypotheses.” Cliodynamics: The Journal of Quantitative History and Cultural Evolution 6(1): 24-56. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/4h29270b.

Savage PE, Brown S, Sakai E, Currie TE. 2015. “Statistical universals reveal the structures and functions of human music.” Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 112(29), 8987-8992. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.2556.

Watts J, Greenhill SJ, Atkinson QD, Currie TE, Bulbulia J, Gray RD. 2015. “Broad supernatural punishment but not moralizing high gods precede the evolution of political complexity in Austronesia.” Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 282(1804).

Salali, Gul Deniz, Harvey Whitehouse, and Michael E. Hochberg. 2015. “A Life-Cycle Model of Human Social Groups Produces a U-Shaped Distribution in Group Size.” PLoS ONE 10(9): e0138496. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138496

McKay, Ryan and Harvey Whitehouse. 2015. “Religion and Morality.” Psychological Bulletin 141(2): 447-73. doi:1037/a0038455

Turchin, Peter. 2014. “Cultural Evolution and Cliodynamics.” Cliodynamics: The Journal of Quantitative History and Cultural Evolution (5)1: 1-3. http://escholarship.org/uc/item/63v195gz.

Turchin, Peter. 2014. “The SESHAT Databank Project: the 2014 Report.” Cliodynamics: The Journal of Quantitative History and Cultural Evolution (5):58-64. doi: 10.21237/c7clio5125311. http://escholarship.org/uc/item/5pv8z9g6

Whitehouse, Harvey and Jonathan A. Lanman. 2014. “The Ties that Bind Us: Ritual, fusion, and identification.” Current Anthropology 55(6): 674 – 695. doi: 10.1086/678698.

Whitehouse, Harvey, Brian McQuinn, Michael Buhrmester, and William B. Swann. 2014. “Brothers in Arms: Libyan revolutionaries bond like Family.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111(50): 17783-17785. Early Edition doi: 10.1073/pnas.1416284111.

Turchin, Peter; Currie, Thomas E.; Turner, Edward A. L.; & Gavrilets, Sergey. 2013. “War, Space, and the Evolution of Old World Complex Societies.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110 (31): 16384-89. doi:10.1073/pnas.1308825110. http://www.pnas.org/content/110/41/16384.abstract

Turchin, Peter. 2013. “The West and the Rest: The Science of the Great Divergence.” Cliodynamics: The Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical History 4 (1): 67-85. http://escholarship.org/uc/item/577293kd.

Turchin, Peter. 2012. “Religion and Empire in the Axial Age.” Religion, Brain & Behavior 2 (3): 256-60. doi:10.1080/2153599X.2012.721220. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/2153599X.2012.721220.

Turchin, Peter; Whitehouse, Harvey; François, Pieter; Slingerland, Edward; & Collard, Mark. 2012. “A Historical Database of Sociocultural Evolution.” Cliodynamics: The Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical History 3(2): 271-293. http://escholarship.org/uc/item/2x14s2tw.

Turchin, Peter. 2011. “Toward Cliodynamics – an Analytical, Predictive Science of History.” Cliodynamics: The Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical History 2 (1): 167-186. http://escholarship.org/uc/item/82s3p5hj.

Turchin, Peter. 2008. “Arise ‘cliodynamics.’” Nature 454 (7200): 34-35. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v454/n7200/full/454034a.html.

Book Chapters

Whitehouse, Harvey, and Pieter François. 2017. “Ritual, Emotion, and Power.” In Merridee L. Bailey and Katie Barclay (eds.) Emotion, Ritual and Power in Europe, 1200-1920. Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-44185-6

Whitehouse, Harvey. 2016. “Ritual and Social Evolution: Understanding social complexity through data.” In Computational History and Data-Driven Humanities, edited by B. Bozic et al. (Eds.). 1–12. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-46224-01

Whitehouse, Harvey & Jones, Dan. 2016. “Modes of Religiosity.” in Niki Clements (ed.) Mental Religion: The Brain, Cognition, and Culture. Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks on Religion. London: Macmillan.

Whitehouse, Harvey. 2015. “Explaining Religion and Ritual.” In K. Almqvist & A. Linklater (eds.) Religion: Perspectives from the Engelsberg seminar 2014. Stockholm: Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation, 261-70.

Whitehouse, Harvey; Mazzucato, Camilla; Hodder, Ian; & Atkinson, Quentin D. 2014. “Modes of Religiosity and the Evolution of Social Complexity at Çatalhöyük.” In Religion at Work in a Neolithic Society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. http://assets.cambridge.org/97811070/47334/toc/9781107047334_toc.pdf.

Book Reviews

Mullins, Daniel. 2016. “A Review of Tim Lewens’ Cultural Evolution: Conceptual Challenges.” Cliodynamics: The Journal of Quantitative History and Cultural Evolution 7(2): 290-297. doi: 10.21237/C7clio7233335. http://escholarship.org/uc/item/3790p0p0.

Hoyer, Daniel. 2016. “Monotheisms and Inter-Faith Conflict Precipitated the Rise of Western Europe. A Review of War, Peace, and Prosperity in the Name of God: The Ottoman Role in Europe’s Socioeconomic Evolution by Murat Iyigun (University of Chicago Press, 2015).” Cliodynamics: The Journal of Quantitative History and Cultural Evolution 7.1: 181-6. http://dx.doi.org/10.21237/C7clio7131581.

Collins, Christina. 2016. “Fear over Hope: A Review of Dominic Johnson’s God is Watching You.” Cliodynamics: The Journal of Quantitative History and Cultural Evolution, 7(2): 298-303. doi: 10.21237/C7clio7233334. http://escholarship.org/uc/item/81s526vs.

Mullins, Daniel. 2015. “War, Peace, and Human Nature: The Convergence of Evolutionary and Cultural Views by Douglas Fry.” Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford. 7 (2): 239-45. https://www.isca.ox.ac.uk/fileadmin/ISCA/JASO/2015/Book_reviews_7-2.pdf

Currie, Thomas E. 2014. “Developing Scales of Development.” Cliodynamics: The Journal of Quantitative History and Cultural Evolution 5 (1): 65-74.  http://escholarship.org/uc/item/1gm3v3cp.

Currie, Thomas. 2013. “Inequality and Institutions: A Review Essay on Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson.” Cliodynamics: The Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical History 4(1): 153-161. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/8bm04882.

Opinion Pieces

Turchin, Peter. 2016. “Mine the Past for Patterns.” Nature 535:488-489. http://www.nature.com/news/lessons-from-brexit-1.20306.

Forthcoming

Hoyer, Daniel and J.G. Manning. “Empirical Regularities across Time, Space, and Culture: A Critical Review of Comparative Methods in Ancient Historical Research.” Historia.

Manning, Patrick, Pieter François, Daniel Hoyer, and Vladimir Zadorozhny. “Collaborative Historical Information Analysis.” In Comprehensive Geographic Information Systems, 3 vols, edited by Bo Huang, Amsterdam: Elsevier.