Cliodynamics is a transdisciplinary area of research integrating historical macrosociology, cultural and social evolution, economic history/cliometrics, mathematical modeling of long-term social processes, and the construction and analysis of historical databases. Cliodynamics: The Journal of Quantitative History and Cultural Evolution is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal that publishes original articles advancing the state of theoretical knowledge in this transdisciplinary area.

The new issue (vol 5, issue 1) includes two articles addressing how the fusion of one’s identity with religion or a sacred cause address his willingness to make costly sacrifices, a model explaining why the Silk Roads cropped up where they did, book reviews of The Measure of Civilization and 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed, as well as updates from Seshat and the most recent Focus Articles from the Social Evolution Forum.

Published On: January 12, 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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