Lecture Series Summer 2018





10.04.2018 How Did Hellenistic Astrology End Up in Medieval China? Horoscopy in Tang China
Jeffrey Kotyk (Chinese Studies, Leiden University; IKGF Visiting Fellow)

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24.04.2018 How to Forestall Misfortune: Religious and Political Strategies in Early Medieval Italy
Carola Föller (Medieval History, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
08.05.2018 A Pope, a Saint, and a Forerunner of the Antichrist: Eschatological Interpretations of Contemporary Events Advanced by the Roman Curia under Gregory IX
Wendan Li (Medieval History, Free University of Berlin)

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15.05.2018 Design Your Own Paradises: Millenarianism in the Gelug School of Tibetan Buddhism
Olaf Czaja (Tibetology)
29.05.2018 The Course of History, Eschatology, and Transcendence in Medieval Latin Christianity
Klaus Herbers (Medieval History, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg; IKGF Deputy Director)

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05.06.2018 18:00 s. t. BOOK LAUNCH: Books of Fate and Popular Culture in Early China, edited by Donald Harper and Marc Kalinowski
Introduced by the editor, Marc Kalinowski (Chinese Studies, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris)
18:45 SPECIAL LECTURE: Political Counselling in the Ancient Near East; or, On Prognostication as Sense and Nonsense
Stefan Maul (Assyriology, Heidelberg University)
12.06.2018 Siting Dreams: Incubation Practice in Late Ming China
Brigid Vance (East Asian History, Lawrence University; IKGF Visiting Fellow)

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19.06.2018 Prophetic Body Signs in Early Modern Romance Literature
Folke Gernert (Romance Studies, Trier University)

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26.06.2018 Fate and Freedom in the Postsocialist Chinese Popular Imaginary
Kwok-kan Tam (Comparative Literature and Culture, Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong; IKGF Visiting Fellow)

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03.07.2018 Sheltered in the Heavenly Jerusalem: Late Medieval Concepts of Eschatology within the Teutonic Order
Susanne Ehrich (Medieval Literature, University of Regensburg)

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10.07.2018 On the Relationship between Learned Magic and Divination: Scrutinizing the Leipzig Magica Collection
Bernd-Christian Otto (Study of Religions, Max Weber Centre for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, University of Erfurt)

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