Lectures, Conferences, Presentations, and Workshops

February 6, 2017: Turchin, Peter. Lecture. “The 2016 American Elections through the Lens of Cliodynamics.” Institute for Economic Strategies, Moscow, Russia.

January 28-29, 2017: General Seshat Workshop. University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

January 26-27, 2017: Testing the Axial Age. University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.

January 17, 2017: Whitehouse, Harvey. “Why Facts Don’t Unify Us.” World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2017. Davos, Switzerland.

January 7, 2017: Turchin, Peter. “Varieties of Premodern States: A Quantitative Analysis Using the SESHAT Databank.” Premodern States Reconsidered. American Historical Association 2017. Denver, Colorado, USA.

August 29, 2016: Currie, Thomas; and Arkadiusz Marciniak. “The dynamics of societal change over the longue durée: Perspectives from comparative approaches in archaeology and the ‘Seshat: Global History Databank’ project.” WAC-8 Kyoto. Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan.

August 17-18, 2016: Examining Social Complexity, Religion, and Prosociality in Southeast Asia and Beyond with the Seshat: Global History Databank. NTU Complexity Institute, Singapore.

August 12, 2016: Turchin, Peter. Lecture. “Ages of Discord: a structural-demographic analysis of political violence waves.” NTU Complexity Institute, Singapore.

August 8, 2016: Turchin, Peter. Lecture. “Evolution of Ancient and Medieval Empires: the Centrality of Central Asia.” National University of Singapore, Singapore.

August 5, 2016: Turchin, Peter. Public Lecture. “Explaining the Rise of Complex Societies in Human History: A Cultural Evolution Approach.” Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

July 14-16, 2016: Turchin, Peter; Hoyer, Daniel; François, Pieter; and several Seshat collaborators. Workshop on Global Social Science Research. University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

June 30, 2016: Currie, Thomas. “Introducing ‘Seshat’, a Global History Databank for testing cultural evolutionary hypotheses.” HBES 28th Annual Meeting. Human Behavior and Evolutionary Society. Vancouver, Canada.

May 26-27, 2016: General Seshat Workshop. Trinity College Dublin. Dublin, Ireland.

May 25, 2016: 2nd International Workshop on Computational History and Data-Driven Humanities. Trinity College Dublin. Dublin, Ireland.

May 14-15, 2016: Seshat Workshop on Crete. Knossos, Crete.

March 5, 2016: Turchin, Peter. Participant. Time Mapping Globalization Since the Bronze Age. University of California-Riverside. Riverside, California.

March 2-4 2016: Whitehouse, Harvey.  Keynote Speaker.”Quantifying Emotion, Ritual, and Social Complexity in World History.” Moving Minds: Converting Cognition and Emotion in History. Macquarie University. Sydney, Australia.

March 2016: Hoyer, Dan. “Measuring Ancient Economies Beyond GDP: some thoughts on Roman well-being.” Collaborative Program in Ancient History Seminar Series, University of Toronto. Toronto, Canada.

February 2016: Mullins, Daniel. “Data gathering and digital history: a hand’s on approach to web data extraction techniques.” Cumberland Lodge History Retreat, University of Hertfordshire, Windsor Great Park, United Kingdom.

January 30, 2016: François, Pieter. “Ritual and the evolution of social complexity.” Ritual & Society Workshop, Tubingen University. Tubingen, Germany.

January 21, 2016: Whitehouse, Harvey. “Analyzing the Islamic State.” Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford. Oxford, United Kingdom.

January 15-17, 2016: Seshat: North China Workshop. Tampa, Florida.

December 20-22, 2015: Turchin, Peter. Participant. Meeting of the Steering Committee, Society for the Study of Cultural Evolution. The Evolution Institute. College Park, Maryland.

December 10, 2015: Whitehouse, Harvey. “Anthropology of Armed Groups.” United Nations System Staff College, UNESCO International Bureau of Education. Geneva, Switzerland.

November 2015: Hoyer, Dan. Participant and delivered lecture, “SESHAT, a multi-disciplinary research approach.” Big Questions, Big Data Workshop. International Institute for Social History. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

October 9-10, 2015: Seshat: General Axial Age Workshop. School of Anthropology, University of Oxford. Oxford, United Kingdom.

October 8, 2015: Seshat: Workshop on archaeological proxies for project-related variables. School of Anthropology, University of Oxford. Oxford, United Kingdom.

October 1, 2015: Turchin, Peter. Lecture on “‘Deep History’ and Today’s Governance Dilemmas.” Arne Naess Symposium 2015: Cultural Evolution and the Welfare of Nations, University of Oslo. Oslo, Norway.

September 10-12, 2015: Turchin, Peter. Participant and delivered lecture, “The zigs and zags of inequality in human evolutionary history.” The Haves and the Have-Nots: Exploring the Global History of Wealth and Inequality, The Europe Center of Stanford University and the University of Vienna. Vienna, Austria.

August 3, 2015: Currie, Thomas E. “The Cultural Evolution of Economic Growth: Testing competing hypotheses with a global, long-term historical database.” 17th annual World Economic History Conference. Kyoto, Japan.

August 5, 2015: Hoyer, Daniel. “The Deep Roots of the Modern World: Investigating Economic Growth and Political Stability through the Seshat: Global History Databank.” 17th annual World Economic History Conference. Kyoto, Japan.

June 4, 2015: Whitehouse, Harvey.”What motivates extreme self-sacrifice.” NIC/DCDC workshop on future trends. Blavatnik School of Governance, University of Oxford. Oxford, United Kingdom.

May 29, 2015: François, Pieter. Seminar on “Seshat: Global History Databank.” University of Oslo. Oslo, Norway.

May 25-28, 2015: Seshat: Mini-workshop on Theoretical Predictions. University of Connecticut. Storrs, Connecticut.

May 7-9, 2015: General Seshat Workshop. Santa Fe Institute. Santa Fe, New Mexico.

May 4-6 2015: Working Group for Concordance in Macrohistorical Datasets. Santa Fe Institute. Santa Fe, New Mexico.

May 3-5, 2015: François, Pieter. “Seshat: Global History Databank.” Workshop on the Evolution of Religion and Morality, University of British Columbia. Vancouver, Canada.

March 13, 2015: Whitehouse, Harvey. Public lecture on “Religion Past and Present.” Integrative Science Symposium, International Convention of Psychological Science, Effectenbeurszaal. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

March 12, 2015: François, Pieter. Seminar on “Seshat, a Global History Databank.” University of Liverpool. Liverpool, United Kingdom.

March 9-10 2015: Turchin, Peter. Participant in “Advancing the Study of Cultural Evolution: Academic Integration and Policy Application.” The Evolution Institute and the University of Maryland. College Park, Maryland.

November 10, 2014: Currie, Thomas E; Turchin, Peter. Presentations at the International Workshop on Computational History. Dublin, Ireland.

October 2, 2014: Currie, Thomas E. Seminar on “Modelling the evolution of socio-political complexity.” University of Bath. Bath, United Kingdom.

October 1, 2014: Turchin, Peter.”Explaining the Evolution of Social Complexity: Cultural Selection of ‘Ultrasocial Norms and Institutions.'” Seminar at the Institute for Advanced Study. Toulouse, France.

June 26, 2014: Brennan, Rob; Feeney, Kevin. Event chairs. 1st International Workshop on Computational History, Trinity College Dublin. Dublin, Ireland.

June 26, 2014: Turchin, Peter. Public lecture on “The mathematics of impending social implosion: Why we should be worried about trends in inequality and polarization.” 1st International Workshop on Computational History, Trinity College Dublin. Dublin, Ireland.

July 31, 2014: Whitehouse, Harvey.”Evolution, Society, and Culture.” 26th Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference. Natal, Brazil.

June 13, 2014: Whitehouse, Harvey. Public lecture on “Ritual, Community, and Conflict.” The Engelsberg Seminar on Religion. Avesta Manor, Sweden.

February 11, 2014: Whitehouse, Harvey. Keynote Address on “Collaboratory on Emotion, Ritual, and Power in Europe (1200- the Present).” ARC Centre for Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100-1800), University of Adelaide. Adelaide, Australia.

February 8, 2013: François, Pieter. “Seshat: a historical database of sociocultural evolution.” Research Seminar of the Institute of Cultural and Cognition, Queens University. Belfast, Northern Ireland.

March 1-3 2012: François, Pieter. “Constructing a dynamic historical database on social complexity, ritual and warfare- a methodological paper.” Past, Present and Future in the Cognitive Science of Religion. Brno, Czech Republic.

February 6-8 2012: François, Pieter. “The ‘Ritual, Community, and Conflict’ project and the quest for uniform quality data.” NIMBioS Investigative Workshop on Social Complexity. Knoxville, Tennessee.