Journal of Cognitive Historiography 3.1–2 (2016). Special Topics Issues: Digital Humanities, Cognitive Historiography, and the Study of Religion. Edited by Frederick S. Tappenden and Edward Slingerland.

Online: Journal of Cognitive Historiography 3.1–2.
**Note: Though dated 2016, this issue appeared in 2018 due to journal backlog**


4c2d09a2-5b92-4dae-983a-4727b3f4717eThough relatively young, the field of cognitive historiography has already drawn together scholars from across the academy to engage in interdisciplinary research at the intersection of the sciences and the humanities. The first publications under this disciplinary banner began to emerge in the early 2010s, though the roots of the discipline can be traced back a decade or so before that, and even find precedents in the late 19th century. Because many of the pioneers of this field are themselves scholars of religion, it is only natural that Religious Studies/History of Religions has emerged as one of the most fertile topics of inquiry. The present issue of the Journal of Cognitive Historiography continues in this vein while also highlighting a variety of database research initiatives and the potential of computational models for studying history. In step with cognitive historiography’s inherent interdisciplinarity, the digital humanities focus of this issue opens fresh analytical and methodological vistas for the study of history and of religion.


Table of Contents:

Frederick S. Tappenden, Edward Slingerland


Brenton Sullivan, Michael Muthukrishna, Frederick S. Tappenden, Edward Slingerland


Frederick S. Tappenden


István Czachesz


Justin E. Lane, Michael J. Gantley


Kristoffer L Nielbo, Ryan Nichols, Edward Slingerland


Stephen Wittek



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Introduction: Digital Humanities, Cognitive Historiography, and the Study of Religion