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Hoyer, Daniel. February 2024. "History’s crisis detectives: how we’re using maths and data to reveal why societies collapse – and clues about the future". The Conversation Insights. Link

Turchin, Peter. December, 2023. "End Times: Why reports that Western civilisation will soon collapse are premature," New Scientist. Link

Turchin, Peter, with Daniel Hoyer. 2021. "The horse bit and bridle kicked off ancient empires – a new giant dataset tracks the societal factors that drove military technology," The Conversation (US) Link

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Turchin, Peter, Harvey Whitehouse, Pieter Francois, and Patrick Savage. "Big Gods Came After the Rise of Civilizations, Not Before, Study Finds." Uconn Today. Link  (Reposted in The Times of MaltaPhys.org, and ScienceBlog)

Whitehouse, Harvey, Patrick E. Savage, Peter Turchin, and Pieter Francois. 2019. "Big gods came after the rise of civilisations, not before, finds study using huge historical database." The Conversation. Link

Savage, Patrick. "Cooperation and resilience: From music to religion." Nature Ecology and EvolutionLink 

Turchin, Peter. "Complex societies gave birth to big gods, not the other way around." Complexity Science Hub Vienna. Link (Reposted in Science Daily)

Whitehouse, Harvey. 2019. "Is religion good or bad for humanity? Epic analysis delivers an answer." The New Scientist. Link

Spinney, Laura and Peter Turchin. 2017. "Your discipline needs you." BBC Histories Magazine. Link

Turchin, Peter. 2017. "Social Instability Lies Ahead, Researcher Says." Uconn Today. Link

Turchin, Peter. 2016. "Deep Historical Roots of European Values, Institutions, and Identities." Euromind. Link

Whitehouse, Harvey; François, Pieter; and Peter Turchin. 2015. “The Role of Ritual in the Evolution of Social Complexity: Five predictions and a drum roll.” Social Evolution Forum. Link

Turner, Edward A.L. 2014. “Seshat: What Studying War is Good for?” Social Evolution Forum. Link

Turchin, Peter. 2014. “Five Seshat Workshops.” Social Evolution Forum. Link