The “Cultural History Database Initiative” refers to a broad set of projects, including the EI-hosted Seshat Databank  and the SSHRC-funded Database of Religious History (DRH). An animation describing these projects and their ambitious goal of consolidating disparate information about human culture was one of five top projects in the annual SSHRC Storytellers’ Contest. We are proud of the diverse collaborations that have generated this growing body of knowledge and the predictions it will help researchers make about humanity.

Published On: February 23, 2015

Brittany Sears

Brittany Sears

Brittany Sears is the Operations Manager of the Evolution Institute and Managing Editor of Cliodynamics: the Journal of Quantitative History and Cultural Evolution. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of South Florida, where she studied host-parasite interactions and co-evolution between tadpoles and their flatworm parasites. Although her work for the Evolution Institute is decidedly more symbiosis-oriented than parasitic, she still enjoys pantomiming anti-parasite behavior and discussing why man flu is real. A list of her publications is available on Google Scholar.

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