Lecture Series Summer 2017 – International Consortium for Research in the Humanities IKGF

Erlangen, Germany
Tuesdays, 6:15pm – 7:45pm
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 2016/17. 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.

The lectures during the summer semester 2017 are scheduled as followed:

Typology, Prophecy, and Cabbala as a Strategy for Cultural Accommodation in Jesuit Figurism
Daniel Canaris (Italian Studies, University of Sydney; IKGF Visiting Fellow)

Serving a Higher Purpose: Divination and the Reform of Spirit-Writing in Republican China
Matthias Schumann (Chinese History and Culture, Goethe Universiy Frankfurt)

Tezcatlipoca’s Smoking Mirror: Fate, Agency, and Divination among the Aztecs
Isabel Laack (Study of Religions, Heidelberg University)

Decision-Making by Prognostic Disclosure: Epistemology and Cosmology in African Divination
Klaus Hock (History of Religion, University of Rostock; IKGF Visiting Fellow)

How to Deal with Prophecies in Late Antiquity: The Case of Dracontius
Maria Jennifer Falcone (Classical Philology, Catholic University of Milan; IKGF Visiting Fellow)

A 17th-Century Tibetan Dice Divination of the Deity A-phyi
Jan-Ulrich Sobisch (Tibetan Studies; IKGF Visiting Fellow)

Power and Fate in 19th- to 20th-Century China
Pablo Biltstein (Intellectual History, Heidelberg University)

The Tiger and Other Animals as Symbols in Tibetan Geomancy (sa dpyad)
Petra Maurer (Tibetan Studies, Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities / LMU Munich; IKGF Visiting Fellow)

“A Certain Perfection of the Soul”: Maimonides’ Conception of Prophecy and Its Impact on the Kabbalah
Annett Martini (Jewish Studies, Free University of Berlin; FAU Guest Professor)

Mantic Echoes in Daoist Ritual Texts of the Six Dynasties Period
Stephen Bokenkamp (Chinese Studies, Arizona State University; IKGF Visiting Fellow)

Location: International Consortium for Research in the Humanities, Hartmannstr. 14, D1, 91052 Erlangen, Seminar Room.


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