The International Consortium for Research in the Humanities "Fate, Freedom and Prognostication" at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg is one of ten Käte Hamburger Kollegs in Germany only that foster pioneering research in the Humanities and win their special dynamic through the continuous presence of high ranking international scholars.
Prognostication and prediction are pervasive anthropological phenomena found in all cultures. The International Research Consortium aims to uncover the historical foundations of prognostication with their impact on our immediate present and our way of coping with the future. This approach will enable us to find new answers to the question of whether different views on fate and strategies of coping with destiny in Chinese modernity or the medieval European past constitute a characteristic difference from Western modernity.
April 29-30, 2015
The IKGF is calling for applications:
Dialogues among Books in Medieval Western Magic and Divination Proceedings of the Workshop " The Great Books of Medieval and Early Modern Divination (and Anti-Divination)", KHC Erlangen, 17 April 17 2012
Changing Fate in Daoism 特輯：此命可改乎？道教的命運觀. Proceedings of the Workshop "Changing Fate in Religious Daoism", KHC Erlangen, 13-14 June 2013
Special Section in Daoism: Religion, History and Society, No.6 2014 第六期 二零一四
The 8th issue of our
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The Consortium in the News
October 12, 2014
- For more information about the Consortium, have a look at our IKGF Leaflet.
- Read more about the General Outline of the Research Project.