Studying the Religious Mind - Methodology in the Cognitive Science of Religion - Armin W. Geertz

Studying the Religious Mind - Methodology in the Cognitive Science of Religion - Armin W. Geertz

13. What is Cognitive Historiography, Anyway? Method, Theory, and a Cross-Disciplinary Decalogue

Studying the Religious Mind - Methodology in the Cognitive Science of Religion - Armin W. Geertz

Leonardo Ambasciano [+-]
Independent researcher
Leonardo Ambasciano earned his PhD in Historical Studies at the University of Turin, Italy, in 2014 with a cognitive and evolutionary analysis of gender & sexuality in the ancient Roman cult of Bona Dea. In 2016, he was Visiting Lecturer in Religious Studies at Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. He also served as Editorial Assistant and Managing Editor of the Journal of Cognitive Historiography from 2014 to 2021. He is the author of An Unnatural History of Religion (Bloomsbury, 2019).

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This contribution offers a tentative systemization of different strands of method and theory in the sub-field of cognitive historiography in the form of a decalogue and 30 reflections. The primary aim is to clarify the role of both interdisciplinary collaboration and cross-disciplinary integration. The secondary goal is to provide interested readers, colleagues, and young researchers from a wide range of different academic branches across the two cultures with a crash course and a protocol to basic collaborative research. An indicative and essential bibliography is also provided. This introductory opinion piece is open for further comments, additions, suggestions, and discussions.

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Ambasciano, Leonardo. 13. What is Cognitive Historiography, Anyway? Method, Theory, and a Cross-Disciplinary Decalogue. Studying the Religious Mind - Methodology in the Cognitive Science of Religion. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 241-256 Oct 2022. ISBN 9781800501614. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=43013. Date accessed: 25 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43013. Oct 2022

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