Religious experience and cognitive science

Esther Eidinow updates us on the progress of her AHRC project ‘CAARE’.   As historians, how do we gain insight into the religious experiences of historical subjects? This is the key question behind the project Cognitive Approaches to Ancient Religious Experience, an AHRC-funded network that brings together scholars using cognitive approaches and those working on …

Journeying to the Outer Limits

Doug Lee finds connections between the Rosetta space mission and an ancient pilgrimage. The European Space Agency’s successful mission to land a probe from the Rosetta spacecraft onto a comet in outer space has been headline news, and understandably so. The technical achievement involved in guiding a lander the size of a washing-machine onto an …