Lecture Series Summer 2015 – International Consortium for Research in the Humanities IKGF

ikgf-ss2015Erlangen, Germany

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 summer semester 2015. The lectures intend to give our research fellows as well as 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.

14.04. Prophecy, Politics and Performance in Twelfth-Century Europe
Dr. Thomas Foerster (The Norwegian Institute in Rome, University of Oslo; IKGF Visiting Fellow)

21.04. The Calendar and the Law: Hemerological and Legal Manuscripts in the Context of Qin and Han Tombs
Dr. Ulrich Lau (Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg; IKGF Visiting Fellow)

29.-30.04. Theology of Time in the Christian Middle Ages – Colloquium
Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Schmidt-Biggemann (Institut für Philosophie, Freie Universität Berlin),
Prof. Dr. Klaus Herbers (IKGF Deputy Director, FAU), Prof. Dr. Michael Lackner (IKGF Director, FAU),
Prof. Dr. Georges Tamer (Lehrstuhl für Orientalische Philologie und Islamwissenschaft, FAU; IKGF Visiting Fellow)

5.05. Astrological Interpretation of Comets and Fate under the Impact of Western Knowledge in Late Imperial China
Prof. Dr. Lingfeng Lü (Department of the History of Science and Scientific Archaeology, University of Science and Technology of China)

6.05. Christian Eschatology under the Spell of Evolution Theory –Lunch-Lecture The Case of Protestantism in Modern Japan
Prof. Dr. Mira Sonntag (Department for Christian Studies, Rikkyo University, Tokyo)

19.05. History as Future – Time, Prediction, and Historical Narrative in the Zuozhuan
Prof. Dr. Piotr Gibas (Asian Studies, College of Charleston; IKGF Visiting Fellow)

2.06. To Study the Past in order to Know the Future: Notes on the Interrelationship between Historiography and Prophecy in Pre-Modern China
Prof. Dr. Achim Mittag (Asien-Orient-Institut, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)

9.06. Livers, Lots & Birds’ Flight: Oracle Practices of the Hittites in the Context of Divination in the Ancient Near East
Prof. Dr. Daniel Schwemer (Institut für Altertumswissenschaften, Universität Würzburg)

16.06. On a Threatened Future and the Promises of Predictive Medicine
Prof. Dr. Mariacarla Gadebusch-Bondio (Institut für Geschichte und Ethik der Medizin, Technische Universität München)

23.06. Musical Performance and Personal Transformation: The Magic of Number Nine in Ancient China
Prof. Dr. Constance Cook (Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, Lehigh University; IKGF Visiting Fellow)

30.06. An Interface between Prognostication, Fate and Knowledge: Mining and Deep Drilling in Chinese and European History
Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Vogel (Abteilung für Sinologie und Koreanistik, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen; IKGF Visiting Fellow)

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.


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