Lecture Series Summer 2022

Time: Tuesdays, 6:15 pm–7:45 pm CEST (US East Coast: 12:15 pm–1:45 pm EDT; China: 0:15 am–1:45 am CST)

The lectures will be held in person at

Building D1, Room 00.235 ("Großer Seminarraum")
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Hartmannstr. 14
91052 Erlangen

All lectures will also be streamed online (live): https://fau.zoom.us/j/66470896618?pwd=cFN0SlFVS1E4SlJpOUprLzdQdzA5QT09


2022/05/03 Orientation and Avoidance: Prenatal Space Divination during the Tang and Song Dynasties
Cheng Wan-Chun (IKGF Visiting Fellow)
2022/05/17 Pictures at an Exhibition. An Illustrated Report on the Exhibit “Signs of the Future. Divination in East Asia and Europe” 2021 at the National Museum in Nuremberg
Michael Lackner (IKGF Director)
2022/05/31 The Changing Portrayal of Divination and Prognostication in pre-Han and post-Han shu 書 texts
Thomas Crone (IKGF Research Coordinator)
2022/06/14 The Epistemology of the UFO: The Communities and Narratives of Extraterrestrial Intelligence in the Cold War USSR
Alexey Golubev (University of Houston)
2022/06/28 "Do Not Tell a Soul" - Evil Dreams and Nightmares in Traditional Chinese Oneirocritics
Dimitri Drettas (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
2022/07/19 Destiny and Human Nature in Daoist Internal Alchemy: The Views of Liu Yiming (1734-1821)
Fabrizio Pregadio (IKGF Guest Professor)
2022/07/26 The Prognostication for the Change of Fate—Yiguandao’s Eschatology and Responding Practices
Yeh-Ying Shen (IKGF Visiting Fellow)