Upcoming Events


Lecture Series Summer 2022

Time: Tuesdays, 6:15 pm–7:45 pm CEST (US East Coast: 12:15 pm–1:45 pm EDT; China: 0:15 am–1:45 am CST)

The lectures will be held in person at

Building D1, Room 00.235 ("Großer Seminarraum")
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Hartmannstr. 14
91052 Erlangen

All lectures will also be streamed online (live): https://fau.zoom.us/j/66470896618?pwd=cFN0SlFVS1E4SlJpOUprLzdQdzA5QT09


2022/05/03 Orientation and Avoidance: Prenatal Space Divination during the Tang and Song Dynasties
Cheng Wan-Chun (IKGF Visiting Fellow)
2022/05/17 Pictures at an Exhibition. An Illustrated Report on the Exhibit “Signs of the Future. Divination in East Asia and Europe” 2021 at the National Museum in Nuremberg
Michael Lackner (IKGF Director)
2022/05/31 The Changing Portrayal of Divination and Prognostication in pre-Han and post-Han shu 書 texts
Thomas Crone (IKGF Research Coordinator)
2022/06/14 The Epistemology of the UFO: The Communities and Narratives of Extraterrestrial Intelligence in the Cold War USSR
Alexey Golubev (University of Houston)
2022/06/28 "Do Not Tell a Soul" - Evil Dreams and Nightmares in Traditional Chinese Oneirocritics
Dimitri Drettas (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
2022/07/19 Destiny and Human Nature in Daoist Internal Alchemy: The Views of Liu Yiming (1734-1821)
Fabrizio Pregadio (IKGF Guest Professor)
2022/07/26 The Prognostication for the Change of Fate—Yiguandao’s Eschatology and Responding Practices
Yeh-Ying Shen (IKGF Visiting Fellow)

Lecture Series Winter 2021/22

Time: Tuesdays, 6:15 pm–7:45 pm CEST (US East Coast: 12:15 pm–1:45 pm EDT; China: 0:15 am–1:45 am CST)
Registration for online participation: http://ikgf.fau.de/lectures


2021/11/02 Tokens of Destiny: Golden Dragons and Jade Slips in Daoist Ritual and Archaeology
Dr. Lennert Gesterkamp (IKGF Visiting Fellow)
2021/11/23 Fortuneteller and Catholicism in Taiwan: Building the Cosmological Other
Dr. Marco Lazzarotti (IKGF Visiting Fellow)
2021/12/07 Reading the Sky, Divining the Flood: How People Predicted the Weather in Early Qing China
Erling Hagen Agøy (IKGF Visiting Fellow)
2021/12/21 “Mankind” (renlei 人類) and “Existence” (cunzai 存在) in Neoclassicst Cyberpoetry on the ChinaNet
Prof. Frank Kraushaar (IKGF Visiting Fellow)
2022/01/11 Facing the Inevitable Future: Prognostics and Predictions in Late Medieval Books on the Preparation for Dying
Patrick Nehr-Baseler (Department of History CAU Kiel)
2022/01/25 History Repeats Itself: Prophecies and Temporalities in 15th Century Byzantium
Rike Szill (Department of History CAU Kiel)
2022/02/08 Divining Sacrifice: Drowning Victims and Combined Killing Methods in Late Shāng Sacrificial Practice (ca. 13th-11th cc. B.C.)
Dr. Susanne Adamski (University of Münster)

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