International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion
|Affiliations||International Association for the History of Religions, American Academy of Religion|
The International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion (IACSR), founded in 2006, is a scholarly association dedicated to the promotion of the Cognitive Science of Religion. The IACSR is an interdisciplinary association, including scholars from a wide variety of disciplines in the human, social, natural and health sciences that are interested in the academic, scientific study of religious phenomena. The IACSR seeks to advance the naturalistic study of religion. It is strictly scientific and does not encourage or welcome those who are interested in dialogue between science and religion, attempt to find religion in science and science in religion, or attempt to validate religious or spiritual doctrines through cognitive science.
The IACSR supports the Electronic Archive for Religion & Cognition at the Centre for Religion & Cognition, Groningen, the Journal of Cognition & Culture (Brill Publishers), and two book series, Cognitive Science of Religion (AltaMira Press), and Religion, Cognition and Culture (Equinox Press).
Second General Assembly: January 7, 2006, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Second General Assembly: May 30, 2008, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Third General Assembly: August 16, 2010, University of Toronto, Canada.
Other IACSR meetings:
Past President: Armin W. Geertz, Professor, Department of the Study of Religion, University of Aarhus
Secretary General: Dimitris Xygalatas, PhD, Research Fellow, Program in Hellenic Studies, Aarhus University
Treasurer: William W. McCorkle, Jr., Director and Associate Professor/Research Specialist, (LEVYNA) Laboratory for the Experimental Research of Religion and Ritual, Masaryk University