Seshat: The Global History Databank is hiring a post-doctoral researcher through the University of Exeter. This researcher will work on the John Templeton Foundation-funded project Axial Age Religions and the Z-Curve of Human Egalitarianism. The main purpose of this job is to work with historians, archaeologists, and other relevant experts to help build a large historical database detailing our best current knowledge about the characteristics and functioning of past human societies. This post will focus on data collection and statistical analysis of variables dealing with social, religious, and political organization over the past five thousand years of global history.
Visit the University of Exeter’s website for the full job description and application information.
A project of the EI’s Urban Initiative was recently featured on KQED’s education forum, Mind/Shift. East Tampa’s Bible Truth Ministries Academy, the product of a long-term relationship between the EI, Pastor Dan Dean, and his wife, Suzette, is built on two foundational principles: a biblically based code of behavior that emphasizes personal respect and research from evolutionary science about how children really learn “in the wild.” As a result, the K-12 Academy has mixed-age classrooms and an emphasis on collaboration instead of competition that extends to the entire community. We look forward to the future fruits of the EI-Bible Truth Ministries collaboration, including an expanded community center with childcare services that will expand economic opportunities for East Tampa residents.