Lecture Series Summer 2017





02.05.2017 Typology, Prophecy, and Cabbala as a Strategy for Cultural Accommodation in Jesuit Figurism
Daniel Canaris (Italian Studies, University of Sydney; IKGF Visiting Fellow)

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16.05.2017 Serving a Higher Purpose: Divination and the Reform of Spirit-Writing in Republican China
Matthias Schumann (Chinese History and Culture, Goethe Universiy Frankfurt)
Tezcatlipoca's Smoking Mirror: Fate, Agency, and Divination among the Aztecs
Isabel Laack (Study of Religions, Heidelberg University)
30.05.2017 Decision-Making by Prognostic Disclosure: Epistemology and Cosmology in African Divination
Klaus Hock (History of Religion, University of Rostock; IKGF Visiting Fellow)

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13.06.2017 How to Deal with Prophecies in Late Antiquity: The Case of Dracontius
Maria Jennifer Falcone (Classical Philology, Catholic University of Milan; IKGF Visiting Fellow)

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27.06.2017 A 17th-Century Tibetan Dice Divination of the Deity A-phyi
Jan-Ulrich Sobisch (Tibetan Studies; IKGF Visiting Fellow)

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04.07.2017 Power and Fate in 19th- to 20th-Century China
Pablo Blitstein(Intellectual History, Heidelberg University)

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11.07.2017 The Tiger and Other Animals as Symbols in Tibetan Geomancy (sa dpyad)
Petra Maurer (Tibetan Studies, Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities / LMU Munich; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
"A Certain Perfection of the Soul": Maimonides' Conception of Prophecy and Its Impact on the Kabbalah
Annett Martini (Jewish Studies, Free University of Berlin; FAU Guest Professor)