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"
Conference Description & Schedule
26.11.2019 Lecture: "The Matali' al-sa' 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 Conference: "Divination in Chinese Religion"
17.12.2019 Lecture: "Forged Prophecies: Liu Ji’s 劉基 Shaobing ge 燒餅歌 and Late-Qing Anti-Manchu Sentiments"
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: "Hemerology and Chronomancy across Cultures"

Workshops and Conferences

Prophecy and Foretelling of Destiny in Buddhism

November 19-20, 2019

Workshop Description & Schedule

Lecture Series Winter 2019-20


Tuesdays, 18:15 – 19:45


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