Upcoming Events


Schedule Winter 2019/20

12.11.2019 Lecture: Simon Marius: A Seventeenth-Century Franconian Court Mathematicus
Thony Christie (History of Science; Simon Marius Society/The Renaissance Mathematicus blog)
13.11.2019 Interdisciplinary Colloquium
19.11.-20.11.2019 Workshop: Prophecy and Foretelling of Destiny in Buddhism
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26.11.2019 Lecture: The Mataliʿ al-saʿ adet (Book of Felicity), 1582: Time and Fortune in the Early Modern Ottoman World
Sara Nur Yildiz (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations; Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)
27.11.2019 Reading Session (with Zhang Qiong)
03.12.2019 Lecture: Health and Hemerology in the Ancient Near East
Vérène Chalendar (Assyriology; CNRS research unit "Proche-Orient—Caucase: Langues, Archéologie, Cultures"; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
04.12.2019 Interdisciplinary Colloquium
10.12.-11.12.2019 Workshop: Divination in Chinese Religion
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17.12.2019 Lecture: Forged Prophecies: Liu Ji’s 劉基 Shaobing ge 燒餅歌 and Late-Qing Anti-Manchu Sentiment
Phillip Grimberg (Chinese Studies; Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
18.12.2019 Reading Session (with Vérène Chalendar)
07.01.2020 Lecture: New Varieties of fengyu zhan 風雨占 (Prognostication of Winds and Rain) in Seventeenth-Century China
Zhang Qiong (Chinese History; Wake Forest University; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
08.01.2020 Interdisciplinary Colloquium
14.01.2020 Lecture: Modes of Prophecy in Medieval Jewish Mysticism
Michael Miller (Theology, Philosophy, and Religious Studies; Liverpool Hope University; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
15.01.2020 Reading Session (with Michael Miller)
21.01.2020 Lecture: Fate and Space in China: Spheres of Validity
Helwig Schmidt-Glintzer (Chinese Studies; Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen)
22.01.2020 Interdisciplinary Colloquium
28.01.2020 Lecture: Calculating the Length of Life in Western Medieval Astrology: Methods and Social Attitudes
Helena Avelar de Carvalho (Medieval Studies and History of Science; Warburg Institute, University of London; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
29.01.2020 Reading Session (with Dou Keyang)
04.02.-05.02.2020 Conference: Good and Bad Days. Hemerology across Cultures: Sources, Methods, Functions
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06.02.-08.02.2020 Conference: Objekte der Wahrsagerei
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18.02.2020 Workshop: Marco Polo in the Spotlight: Perception and Reception
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Workshops and Conferences

Good and Bad Days. Hemerology across Cultures: Sources, Methods, Functions

February 4-5, 2020

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Objekte der Wahrsagerei

February 6-8, 2020

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Marco Polo in the Spotlight: Perception and Reception

February 18, 2020

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Lecture Series Winter 2019-20


Tuesdays, 18:15 – 19:45


IKGF Seminar Room, Building D1
(Hartmannstraße 14, 91052 Erlangen)
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