Papers

Papers

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. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-34129–3_42. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews

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.

Forthcoming

Francois, Pieter; Manning, J.G.; Whitehouse, Harvey; Brennan, Robert; Currie, Thomas; Feeney Kevin; Turchin Peter. (2016). A Macroscope for Global History. Digital Humanities Quarterly 10(4). http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/10/4/000272/000272.html.

Under Review

Hoyer, Daniel & Manning, J.G. Empirical Regularities across Time, Space, and Culture: A Critical Review of Comparative Methods in Ancient Historical Research. Historia (under revision)