Upcoming Workshop – “Divination and the Strange in Pre- and Early Modern East Asia and Europe” convened by Dr. Sophia Katz

Erlangen, Germany

27 – 28th Oct 2015

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The International Consortium for Research in the Humanities “Fate, Freedom and Prognostication. Strategies for Coping with the Future in East Asia and Europe” of the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg is delighted to announce the Workshop

IKGF seminar room in building D1

(Hartmannstr. 14, 91052 Erlangen)

Please register until October 16, 2015, via our website: External Link…

 

Programme

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

 

9:30 a.m. Welcome Address
Prof. Michael Lackner (Director, IKGF Erlangen)

9:45 a.m. Introduction
Dr. Sophia Katz (Tel-Hai College)
    

Panel 1: Monsters, Portents and Prodigies in Pre-Modern East Asia and Medieval Europe

10:00 a.m. Mi’am Ci: Exploring the Strange, the Grotesque, and the Wondrous in the Land of Snows
Prof. Donatella Rossi (Sapienza University of Rome) Discussant: Prof. Fabrizio Pregadio (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)

 

10:35 a.m. The Man-Bird Mountain: Writing, Revelation, and Winged Beings in Early China
Prof. Fabrizio Pregadio (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Discussant: Dr. Burchard J. Mansvelt Beck (Leiden University)

 

11:10 a.m. Coffee Break

 

11:25 a.m. Prodigies and Divination in Classical and Medieval Western Europe Prof. Stefano Rapisarda (University of Catania)
Discussant: Dr. Hans-Christian Lehner (IKGF Erlangen)

 

12:00 p.m. Historiographical Handling of Monstrous Births in the European High Middle Ages
Dr. Hans-Christian Lehner (IKGF Erlangen)
Discussant: Prof. Stefano Rapisarda (University of Catania)

 

12:35 p.m. Round Table 1

 

1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
    

Panel 2: Divination, Strangeness and Literati in East Asia

 

2:30 p.m. Demon Hunters and Performers of Miracles: Common Ground Between the So-called Confucians, Buddhists, and Daoists in Early Medieval China
Dr. Zhao Lu (IKGF Erlangen)
Discussant: Dr. Esther-Maria Guggenmos (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)

 

3:05 p.m. Divination and the Strange in the Liaozhai zhiyi Medieval China
Dr. Sophia Katz (Tel-Hai College)
Discussant: Dr.Vladimir Glomb (Charles University in Prague)

 

3:40 p.m. Coffee Break

 

3:55 p.m. Laughing Literati and Fortune-Telling Confucians: Stories about Prognostication in Ŏu yadam
Dr. Vladimir Glomb (Charles University in Prague)
Discussant: Prof. Donatella Rossi (Sapienza University of Rome)

 

4:30 p.m. Taming the Demonic: Emergence of a Modern Discourse on the Uncanny in Japan
Prof. Faye Kleeman (University of Colorado)
Discussant: Prof. Tze-ki Hon (State University of New York at Geneseo)

 

5:05 p.m. Round Table 2
    

 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015    

Panel 3: Strangeness, Portentology, and Divination in Pre-Modern China (I): Early Textual Sources and Religious Traditions

9:00 a.m.
    

Danger and Disorder: Reading Anomalies and Strange Events in the Yijing
Prof. Tze-ki Hon (State University of New York at Geneseo)
Discussant: Dr. Zhao Lu (IKGF Erlangen)

 

9:35 a.m. Strange Creatures and Prodigies in the Shanhaijing and in Some Chu Bamboo Manuscripts
Dr. Marco Caboara (HKUST Hong Kong), in absentia
Discussant: Prof. Terry Kleeman (University of Colorado)

 

10:10 a.m. Coffee Break

 

10:25 a.m. Divination and Demonology in Daoist Ritual Treatments of the Dead
Prof. Terry Kleeman (University of Colorado)
Discussant: Prof. Joachim Gentz (University of Edinburgh)

 

11:00 a.m. Divining by Diving into the Strange: Examples from the Biographies of Thaumaturge Monks (Shenseng Zhuan, T. 2064)
Dr. Esther-Maria Guggenmos (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Discussant: Prof. Faye Kleeman (University of Colorado)

 

11:35 a.m. Round Table 3

 

12:00 p.m. Lunch Break

    

Panel 4: Strangeness, Portentology, and Divination in Pre-Modern China (II): Han and Liu Song Dynasties

 

1:30 p.m. Uses We Can and Cannot Make of the Portent Treatises
Dr. Burchard J. Mansvelt Beck (Leiden University)
Discussant: Prof. Tiziana Lippiello (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)

 

2:05 p.m. “Falling Stones: Five. Six: Fish-Hawks Flying Backwards.” Readings of a Strange Record
Prof. Joachim Gentz (University of Edinburgh)
Discussant: Dr. Grégoire Espesset (CRCAO Paris)

 

2:40 p.m. Coffee Break
    

 

2:55 p.m. Portents in Han China and Some Weft (wei) Observational Patterns: An Experiment
Dr. Grégoire Espesset (CRCAO Paris)
Discussant: Prof. Joachim Gentz (University of Edinburgh)

 

3:30 p.m. Why Was Shen Yue So Fond of Auspicious Signs?
Prof. Tiziana Lippiello (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)
Discussant: Dr. Burchard J. Mansvelt Beck (Leiden University)

 

4:05 p.m. Round Table 4

 

 

For further information, please refer to our website at: http://ikgf.fau.de/events/upcoming-events/2015-10-workshop-divination-and-the-strange-in-pre-and-early-modern-east-asia-and-europe.shtml .

In case you would like to attend, please register until October 16, 2015, via our website at http://ikgf.fau.de/events/upcoming-events/registration/2015-10-workshop-divination-and-the-strange-in-pre-and-early-modern-east-asia-and-europe-registration.shtml.

 

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We welcome your participation!

Kind regards,

 

Rolf Scheuermann

Wissenschaftlicher Koordinator / Research Coordination

 

Internationales Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung

“Schicksal, Freiheit und Prognose. Bewältigungsstrategien in Ostasien und Europa.”

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

International Consortium for Research in the Humanities

“Fate, Freedom and Prognostication. Strategies for Coping with the Future in East Asia and Europe.”

Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg

Hartmannstr. 14

Gebäude D3

91052 Erlangen

Germany

Tel: +49 9131 85 64337

rolf.scheuermann@fau.de

http://www.ikgf.uni-erlangen.de

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