a) Towards a Deeper Understanding of Mantic Practices
Medieval Manuscripts on Divination and Prognostication: Prognostica medica attribuita a Michele Scoto. Volgarizzamenti italiani del "De urinis" e del "De diebus lune"; Textes médiévaux de spatulimancie. Chiromancies Anglo-Normandes.
Critical Edition and Translation of the "The Leaking Essence of Heaven" (Di Tian Sui 滴天髓), a Central Classic Work on Birth Horoscope Theorization.
Critical Edition and Translation of Selected Biographies Found in the "Registers about Fate" (Ming Pu 命譜), Written by Yuan Shushan 袁樹珊 (1881-1952(?))
Manfred Kubny / Michael Lackner
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Who is suited for ruling? Strategies for the legitimation of dynasties, coping with the past and securing the future in Southern Italy under the rule of the House of Hohenstaufen
b) Dream Divination and Manuscript Culture (incl. Marc Kalinowski, Lisa Raphals, Richard Smith)
Marc Kalinowski and others
Oneiromancy and Dream Theories; Fangshu ("Recipes and Techniques") Related Knowledge and Household Encyclopedias in Yuan and Ming Dynasty China.
The Transmission of Dream Divination in Medieval Western Manuscripts, and Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-century Printed Books.
Lázló Sándor Chardonnens
The sultan and the stars - The 'Kitab al-Tabsira fi ilm al-nujum' of al-Ashraf Umar (Yemen, d. 1296)
Medieval Latin Translations of Works on Astronomy and Astrology, Early Medieval Latin Astrological Prognostica.
'Medieval Latin Translations of Works on Astronomy and Astrology' and 'The Astrological Library of John of Gmunden', 'The Place of the Divinatory Sciences in Arabic and Latin Divisions of Knowledge' and 'Astrologers and their Clients'.
Astrological Advisory at European Courts in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Period (15th-16th century)
Astrology and Politics – The Case of Kepler and the Emperors Rudolph II, Matthias and Ferdinand II (PhD- Project)
d) Book of Changes (Yijing)
Cooperation with the Zhouyi-Center, Shandong University
Exchange with Richard Smith
Prof. Dr. Zhang Wenzhi
e) Early Chinese Divination
Michael Puett / Lothar von Falkenhausen / Ken'ichi Takashima/ Marco Caboara/David Sehnal