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  • Leonardo Ambasciano Managing Editor, Journal of Cognitive Historiography
  • Nickolas P. Roubekas University of Vienna, Department of Religious Studies



Science, Postmondernism, Cognitive Science of Religion, Religious Studies

Author Biographies

Leonardo Ambasciano, Managing Editor, Journal of Cognitive Historiography

  Leonardo Ambasciano earned his Ph.D. in Historical Studies at the University of Turin (Italy) in 2014 with a cognitive and evolutionary analysis of the ancient Roman cult of Bona Dea. In 2016 he was Visiting Lecturer of Religious Studies at Masaryk University, Brno (Czech Republic). He is the author of Sciamanesimo senza sciamanesimo. Le radici intellettuali del modello sciamanico di Mircea Eliade: evoluzionismo, psicoanalisi, te(le)ologia (Rome: Nuova Cultura, 2014), “Cognitive Study of (Ancient) Religions” (inTheorizing ‘Religion’ in Antiquity, edited by N. P. Roubekas, Sheffield and Oakville, CT: Equinox, 2018), An Unnatural History of Religions: Academia, Post-Truth, and the Quest for Scientific Knowledge (London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2019), and of various articles, chapters, and book reviews. Together with Nickolas P. Roubekas, he is also Managing Editor of the Journal of Cognitive Historiography.

Nickolas P. Roubekas, University of Vienna, Department of Religious Studies

Nickolas P. Roubekas is Assistant Professor in Religious Studies. He holds a B.A. in Theology (2003), an M.A. in Religious Studies (2006), an M.Res. in Social Anthropology of Religion (2009), and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies (2011). Before joining the Department, he held teaching and research positions at the University of South Africa (Pretoria, ZA), the University of Aberdeen (U.K.), and the North-West University (Potchefstroom, ZA). His main areas of research are the study of Graeco-Roman Religions and Christian Origins, Method and Theory in the Study of Religion, the Academic Study of Myth, Ancient and Modern Theories of Religion, and the disciplinary conjunction of Religious Studies and Classics. He is a member of the editorial board of the book series "Studies in Ancient Religion and Culture" published by Equinox Pub., U.K., and, since 2017, Managing Editor of the Journal of Cognitive Historiography. He is a member of the American Academy of Religion (AAR), the North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR), the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), and the New Testament Society of South Africa (NTSSA). 


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How to Cite

Ambasciano, L., & Roubekas, N. P. (2018). Back in Business. Journal of Cognitive Historiography, 4(1), 5–9.

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