Lecture Series Summer 2016





12.07.2016 Alterity and Divination in the Roman Empire
Diego Escámez de Vera (Ancient History, Complutense University of Madrid)

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05.07.2016 A Han Dynasty Alternative to the Book of Changes: Yang Xiong’s Taixuan jing (‘Canon of the Absolute Dark’, 2 BC)
Nicolae Cristian Statu (Chinese Studies, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
28.06.2016 High up in the Air: The Imagination of the Future and the Writing of ‘Flying’ in Early Chinese Science Fiction, 1902–1920
Rui Kunze (Chinese Culture and Society, University of St. Gallen; IKGF Visiting Fellow)

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21.06.2016 Negotiating Fate in Late Antique Magic and Apocalyptic Texts
Eduard Iricinschi (History of Ancient Christianity; IKGF Visiting Fellow)

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14.06.2016 Coping with the Future in the Ottonian Age (10th to early 11th centuries): Transcendence, Contingency and Lack of Herrschaftsrationalität
Stefano Manganaro (Medieval History; IKGF Visiting Fellow)

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07.06.2016 Taming the Future in the European Middle Ages? Fate, fortuna, providentia Dei, resicum: Steps towards a History of Concept
Gerrit Jasper Schenk (Medieval History, TU Darmstadt)
Sovereignty Lies in Heaven: Confucian Revivalism and the Re-enchantment of China’s Political Order
Sociology as Divination: Predicting Patterns of Human Association in Late Qing China

Joachim Kurtz (Intellectual History, Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”, Heidelberg University)

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"The Love of Many Will Grow Cold": Eschatology and the membra antichristi in the Letters of Pope Gregory VII
Prophecy and Propaganda: Eschatology, Apocalypticism, and Millenarianism in the Struggle between regnum and sacerdotium (1075–1250)

Philip Jany (Medieval History, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg; IKGF Visiting Fellow)

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03.05.2016 Divination under Mongol Rule (13th–14th centuries): Inner and East Asian Connections
Francesca Fiaschetti (Martin Buber Society of Fellows, Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

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26.04.2016 From Divination to Cartography: ‘Cosmograph’ (shi 式) Boards in Early China and ‘Cosmograph’-Tailored Maps in Late East Asia
Vera Dorofeeva-Lichtmann (UMR 8173 Chine-Corée-Japon, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique/École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris; IKGF Visiting Fellow)

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19.04.2016 Tommaso Campanella’s The City of the Sun (La città del Sole, 1602) as the Model for a Society Governed by Astrology
Peter Forshaw (Center for History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents, University of Amsterdam)

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12.04.2016 Divination and the Discursive Modality of Doing Religion
Adam Yuet Chau (Anthropology of Modern China, University of Cambridge)

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