Upcoming Events


Schedule Summer 2019

24.04.2019 Interdisciplinary Colloquium
30.04.2019 Lecture
07.05.2019 Lecture
08.05.2019 Reading Session
14.05.-15.05.2019 Conference: "The Classic of Changes in East and West"
21.05.2019 Lecture
22.05.2019 Interdisciplinary Colloquium
28.05.2019 Lecture
29.05.2019 Reading Session
03.06.-04.06.2019 SDAC-IKGF Joint Workshop: "Rethinking Interdisciplinary Approaches to Decision-Making: Choice, Culture, and Context"
04.06.2019 Lecture
05.06.2019 Advisory Board Meeting
18.06.2019 Lecture
19.06.2019 Interdisciplinary Colloquium
25.06.-26.06.2019 Conference: "Spirit-Writing in Chinese History"
Conference Description & Schedule
02.07.2019 Lecture
03.07.2019 Reading Session
04.07.-05.07.2019 SDAC Conference: "Establishing the Anthropology of China in German-speaking Academic Institutions"
09.07.2019 Lecture
10.07.2019 Interdisciplinary Colloquium
16.07.2019 Lecture
17.07.2019 Reading Session
23.07.-24.07.2019 Conference: "The Future of Prognostics / Die Zukunft der Prognostik"
Conference Description & Schedule
23.09.-24.09.2019 Workshop: "Divination and Decision-Making by Lot and Randomisation in East Asia and Europe"

Workshops and Conferences

Spirit-Writing in Chinese History

June 25-26, 2019

Conference Description & Schedule

Die Zukunft der Prognostik: Was wir heute und morgen vorhersagen können

July 23-24, 2019

Conference Description & Schedule

Lecture Series Summer 2019


Tuesdays, 18:15 – 19:45


IKGF Seminar Room, Building D1
(Hartmannstraße 14, 91052 Erlangen)
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30.04.2019 Chan 禪 Narratives about Death Premonitions and Avoidance of Fate
Mario Poceski (Buddhism and Chinese Religions, University of Florida; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
07.05.2019 Figuristische Exegese als Bewältigungsstrategie innerkirchlicher Marginalisierung: Die Appellanten gegen die päpstliche Bulle Unigenitus (1713) lesen die Apokalypse [Figurative Exegesis as a Strategy for Coping with Marginalization within the Church: The Appellants against the Papal Bull Unigenitus (1713) Read the Apocalypse] - Lecture in German, with English screen presentation
Philipp Stenzig (Medieval and Early Modern History, University of Düsseldorf)
21.05.2019 Planetary Astrology in Medieval China and the Sassanian Connection
David Pankenier (Chinese Studies, Lehigh University; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
28.05.2019 Representations of Suicide between Fate and Freedom on the "Genoese" World Map of 1457
Gerda Brunnlechner (History of the Middle Ages, University of Hagen)
04.06.2019 Foundations of Decision-Making: Liberties, Liabilities, and Lies
Joachim Gentz (Chinese Philosophy and Religion, University of Edinburgh)
18.06.2019 History as Prophecy: Alexander Minorita's Expositio in Apocalypsim
Andrea Worm (Art History, University of Graz)
02.07.2019 (Re-)Writing Fate: Predicting and Dealing with the Future in Chinese Character Divination
Anne Schmiedl (Chinese Studies, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg)
09.07.2019 The Lingtai jing 靈臺經 (Scripture of the Imperial Observatory): Hellenistic Astrology in the Taoist Canon
Wen Zhao (Buddhist Studies, Nankai University; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
16.07.2019 Musical Numbers: Divining with Sound in the Late Warring States and Western Han Periods
Noa Hegesh (East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin)

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