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.