The Modeling Religion Project is now over half-way through its first year, and we have already developed several computer simulations (two of which are under review for publication). This project will run through 30 June 2018, and has a budget of about 2.2 million USD.
Last month we got word that the Research Council of Norway approved our funding request for the "Modeling Religion in Norway" (MODRN) project, and now I am busy preparing for its launch this summer. The project will run from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2019, and has a budget of about 1.4 million USD. The main focus this spring will be developing simulation strategies and recruiting a post-doctoral fellow to join the project.
In March, I'm taking a trip to the U.S. to work with colleagues there who are part of both projects.
8-12 March: The Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (Old Dominion University)
13-18 March: The Institute for the Bio-Cultural Study of Religion (Boston University)
19-28 March: NYC (networking, writing, playing)
29-30 March: Presentations at Lehigh University on Deleuzian philosophy
More details soon...