Lecture Series: Winter Semester 2014-15 – International Consortium for Research in the Humanities IKGF

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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 its series of lectures to be held on Tuesday evenings during this coming winter semester 2014/15. The lectures intend to give our research fellows as well as single invited guests the opportunity to present their research in the context of our consortium. As always, we warmly invite your participation.

The lectures will take place at the Consortium (Hartmannstr 14, Building D1, 91052 Erlangen).
They start at 6:15 p.m. and end at 7:45 p.m.

We are looking forward to seeing you very much!


The lectures during the winter semester 2014/15 are scheduled as followed:


October 21, 2014 Prof. Dr. Chang Chia-Feng (Department of History, National Taiwan University; IKGF Visiting Fellow): Prognostication and Diagnosis – Fate and Health of Children in Traditional Chinese Medicine


October 27, 2014 (Mon), 6:00 p.m. Public Speech: “Tibetische Bön-Religion und Divination” (Tibetan/English/German) with reception, Speaker: Ven. Lopön Trinley Nyima Rinpoche, Location: Aula, Schloss, FAU (Schlossplatz 4, 91054 Erlangen)


November 4, 2014 Dr. Josefina Rodriguez Arribas (Warburg Institute, University of London; IKGF Visiting Fellow): Divination among Jews in the Middle Ages,  


November 11, 2014 Dr. Ulrike Ludwig (Institut für Geschichte, Technische Universität Dresden; IKGF Visiting Fellow): Magical Choices. Geomancy as a Strategy in Politics and Everyday Life of Augustus Elector of Saxony (1526-1586)


November 18, 2014 Prof. Dr. Reinhard Emmerich (Institut für Sinologie und Ostasienkunde, Universität Münster; IKGF Visiting Fellow): A Call to Self-Determination: The Anti-Guoyu (Fei Guoyu 非國語) of Liu Zongyuan 柳宗元 (773-819)


November 25, 2014 Dr. Uta Kleine (Historisches Institut, FernUniversität in Hagen; IKGF Visiting Fellow): Transgressing the Boundaries of Knowledge: Imagining Time and Mastering the Future in Medieval Visionary Literature


December 9, 2014Prof. Dr. Lei Yi (Institute of Modern History, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences [CASS], Beijing; IKGF Visiting Fellow): Joint Event with the Graduiertenkolleg “Präsenz und implizites Wissen”: Post-Modernism and Post-Colonialism in the View of Modern China, Location: Senatssaal, Kollegienhaus, Universitätsstraße 15, 91054 Erlangen, Raum KH 1.011.


December 16, 2014 Dr. Lorenza Tromboni (Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino, Firenze; IKGF Visiting Fellow): Divination in History: Political Prophecies in Italian Chronicles between Charles VIII of France and the Emperor Charles V


January 13, 2015 Prof. Dr. Jürgen van Oorschot (Lehrstuhl für Altes Testament II, Fachbereich Theologie/Zentrum für die Anthropologie der Religionen, FAU; IKGF Visiting Fellow): Prophecy in the Ancient Near East and Israel between Policy and Deity


January 20, 2015 Prof. Dr. Georges Tamer (Lehrstuhl für Orientalische Philologie und Islamwissenschaft, FAU; IKGF Visiting Fellow): Wine, Time and Coping with Fate in Pre-Modern Arabic Poetry


January 27, 2015 Prof. Dr. Katja Triplett (Ostasiatisches Seminar, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen): On a Travel Poet’s Trail in Modern Japan: Celebrating Matso Bashô’s Heritage,  


February 3, 2015 Prof. Dr. Jens Schlieter (Institut für Religionswissenschaft und Center for Global Studies, Universität Bern): Karma, Chance, or Simulation? The Salvific Structure of the Tibetan Buddhist Game “Ascending the Spritual Levels”


Location (unless stated otherwise):  International Consortium for Research in the Humanities, Hartmannstr. 14, D1, 91052 Erlangen, Seminar Room.

Time (unless stated otherwise): Tuesdays, 6:15pm – 7:45pm.



Dr. Esther-Maria Guggenmos
Wissenschaftliche Koordination und Mitarbeit
Research Coordination / Research Fellow

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

Tel: +49 9131 85 64337


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