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.
October 13, 2015
October 27-28, 2015
Divination and the Strange in Pre- and Early Modern East Asia and Europe
Convenor: Sophia Katz
The IKGF is calling for applications:
The Consortium in the News
April 27, 2015
- For more information about the Consortium, have a look at our IKGF Leaflet.
- Read more about the General Outline of the Research Project.
- To find out more about our research, please see our List of Publications.