Vladimír Bahna, Mgr., PhD.

cognitive and evolutionary anthropology, religious studies,narrative folklore

e-mail: vladimir.bahna@savba.sk
tel.: 02-5296 4707, ext. 111

Education: Faculty of Philosophy, Comenious Univesity in Bratislava, Department of Comparative Religion, 2007
Qualifications, scientific and honorary titles obtained: Mgr. (2007), PhD. (2012)
Languages: English, German
Employed at the Institute since: 2007

 

 

Research projects

Ritual behaviour as a strategic tool for group identification: The social and cultural contexts of contemporary holydays in Slovakia, project VEGA 2/0088/14; 2014 - 2016

Labolatory for the Experimental Research of Religion, Masaryk University, Czech Republic; Project LEVYNA CZ.1.07/2.3.00/20.048; 2011 - 2014

Folk knowledge and its social and cultural conditions, VEGA Research Project, 2011–2013

Folklore genres and social communication. VEGA project, 2008-2010 

Sociocultural Change and Adaptation: Transformational Processes in Slovak Society, VEGA Research Project, 2008 – 2010 

 

Teaching

Cultural evolution and the study of religion, Department for the Study of Religions, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University. 2012/2013.

Evolution theory and social sciences, Department of Comparative Religion , Faculty of Philosophy, Comenious Univesity in Bratislava, 2008/2009, 2009/2010.

Religion of the ancient Slavs, Department of Comparative Religion , Faculty of Philosophy, Comenious Univesity in Bratislava 2007/2008, 2008/2009, 2011/2012.

The ancient Slavic religion seminary, Department of Comparative Religion , Faculty of Philosophy, Comenious Univesity in Bratislava, 2009/2010 
 

Stays abroad

LEVYNA - Labolatory for Experimental Research of Masaryk University v Brno, 9/2011-8/2014 

Centre for Anthropology and Mind, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, 
Oxford University. 18. 1. – 17. 6. 2010Department for the Study of Religions, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, 2005/2006
 

Publications

Academic papers

LANG, M. - BAHNA, V. - SHAVER, J.H. - REDDISH, P. - XYGALATAS, D. Sync to link: Endorphin-mediated synchrony effects on cooperation. Biological Psychology 127, 2017, pp. 191-197

BAHNA, Vladimír. Kognitívny a evolučný kontext šírenia konšpiračných teórií[Cognitive and evolutionary context of  conspiracy theories], Slovenský národopis 3/63, 2015, pp. 195-206.

BAHNA, Vladimír. Memory and memorates. A Re-evaluation of Lauri Honko’s theory. Temenos 1/51, 2015, pp 7-23.

BAHNA, Vladimír. Explaning vampirism. Two divergent atractors of dead human concepts. Journal of Cognition and Culture, 3-4/15, 2015, pp. 285-298.

BAHNA, Vladimír. Teoretické poznámky k pojmu memorát v kontexte psychológie spomienok [Theoretical remarks to the memorate concept]. Slovenský národopis 1/60, 2012, pp. 4 – 15.

BAHNA, Vladimír. Autobiografická pamäť a nadprirodzené predstavy: Sociálna nákazlivosť spomienok[Autobiographical memory and supernatural beliefs: Social contagion of memories]. World Literature Studies č. 2, roč. 3 (20), 2011, pp. 112 – 125.

BAHNA, Vladimír. Vysvetlenie kultúrneho vývoja z hľadiska evolučnej teórie: možnosti a 
obmedzenia[Explaining cultural development from an evolutionary point of view: Possibilities and restrictions] . In Slovenský národopis 1/58, 2010, pp. 5 – 23.

BAHNA, Vladimír. Novoveký folklór ako prameň pre rekonštrukciu predkresťanskej mytológie. Stvorenie sveta v ruských duchovných veršoch [Modern era folklore as a source for reconstruction of pre-Christian mythology]. Axis Mundi 2/4, 2009, pp. 101 – 119.

BAHNA, Vladimír. Bahna, Vladimír: Čo s poverami alebo kde sú hranice kategórii [What to do with superstitions or where are the boundaries of categories]. Etnologické rozpravy 2,  2008, pp. 11-24

BAHNA, Vladimír. Súčasná situácia v ruskom neopohanstve [Current situation in Russian neo-paganism], Axis Mundi 1/1, 2006, pp. 13 - 30.