Diego Escámez de Vera (Ancient History, Complutense University of Madrid)
Alterity and Divination in the Roman Empire
July 12, 2016
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Nicolae Cristian Statu (Chinese Studies, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
A Han Dynasty Alternative to the Book of Changes: Yang Xiong's Taixuan jing ('Canon of the Absolute Dark', 2BC)
July 5, 2016

Adam Yuet Chau (Anthropology of Modern China, University of Cambridge)
Divination and the Discursive Modality of Doing Religion
April 12, 2016
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Eduard Iricinschi (Center for Religious Studies Ruhr University Bochum)
Negotiating Fate in Late Antique Magic and Apocalyptic Texts
June 21, 2016
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Francesca Fiaschetti
Divination under Mongol Rule (13th–14th centuries): Inner and East Asian Connections
May 3, 2016
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Peter Forshaw
Tommaso Campanella’s The City of the Sun (La città del Sole, 1602) as the Model for a Society Governed by Astrology
April 19, 2016
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Philipp Jany (IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Prophecy and Propaganda: Eschatology, Apocalypticism, and Millenarianism in the Struggle between regnum and sacerdotium (1075–1250)
May 24, 2016
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Rui Kunze (Institute of Sinology, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)
High up in the Air: The Imagination of the Future and the Writing of ‘Flying’ in Early Chinese Science Fiction, 1902–1920
June 28, 2016
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Stefano Manganaro (Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Storici (IISS), Naples)
Coping with the Future in the Ottonian Age (10th to early 11th centuries): Transcendence, Contingency and Lack of Herrschaftsrationalität
June 14, 2016
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Vera Dorofeeva-Lichtmann (UMR 8173 Chine-Corée-Japon, CNRS – EHESS, Paris)
From Divination to Cartography: ‘Cosmograph’ (shi 式) Boards in Early China and ‘Cosmograph’-Tailored Maps in Late East Asia
April 26, 2016
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Prof. Dr. Michael Lackner (IKGF Director, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Traditional China: ‘Superstitious’ or ‘Rational’? Another View of Cross-cultural Master Narratives (Lecture held at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study)
January 28, 2016
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Ulrike Ehmig (Archaeology and Ancient History, SFB 933 “Material Text Cultures”, Heidelberg University)
Rationale Zukunftsgestaltung in der römischen Antike [Lecture in German]
January 19, 2016
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Thomas Meyer (Philosophy, Theory of Science, and the Study of Religions, Ludwig-Maximilians-University München; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
"Momentarily I Am Studying Medieval Theories of Providence." - Leo Strauss on Fate, Freedom, and Prognosis
December 15, 2015
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Prof. Dr. Stephan Heilen (Professor of Classical Philology, Osnabrück University; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Extant Greco-Latin Horoscopes – Their Contexts and Uses
December 8, 2015
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Dr. Andreas Holndonner (Medieval History, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Between Fate, Providentia Dei, and the Free Will – Investigations in Medieval Canon Law on the Basis of Selected Examples: The Collectio Hibernensis (8th c.)
November 24, 2015
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PD Dr. Brandon Dotson (Tibetan Studies, Research Group “Kingship and Religion in Tibet”, Ludwig-Maximilians-University München; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Chance and Fortune in Old Tibetan Dice Divination and the Hunt
November 17, 2015
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Fabian Schäfer (Professor of Japanese Studies, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
From Cybernetics to Big Data – Science-Fictional and Socio-Philosophical Imaginations of a Predictable Future in Japan
November 10, 2015
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Monika Gänßbauer (Chinese Studies, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Popular Belief in Contemporary China – Findings from an Academic Chinese-Language Discourse
November 3, 2015
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Rolf Scheuermann (Tibetan Studies, IKGF Research Coordinator, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg)
Karma Tuning – Tibetan Buddhist Strategies for Coping with the Future
October 20, 2015
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Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Vogel (Abteilung für Sinologie und Koreanistik, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
An Interface between Prognostication, Fate and Knowledge: Mining and Deep Drilling in Chinese and European History
June 30, 2015
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Prof. Dr. Constance Cook (Department of Modern Languages & Literatures, Lehigh University; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Musical Performance and Personal Transformation: The Magic of Number Nine in Ancient China
June 23, 2015
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Prof. Dr. Mariacarla Gadebusch-Bondio (Institut für Geschichte und Ethik der Medizin, Technische Universität München)
On a Threatened Future and the Promises of Predictive Medicine
June 16, 2015
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Prof. Dr. Daniel Schwemer (Institut für Altertumswissenschaften, Universität Würzburg)
Livers, Lots & Birds' Flight: Oracle Practices of the Hittites in the Context of Divination in the Ancient Near East
June 09, 2015
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Prof. Dr. Piotr Gibas (Asian Studies, College of Charleston; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
History as Future – Time, Prediction, and Historical Narrative in the Zuozhuan
May 19, 2015
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Prof. Dr. Mira Sonntag (Department for Christian Studies, Rikkyo University, Tokyo)
Christian Eschatology under the Spell of Evolution Theory – The Case of Protestantism in Modern Japan (LUNCH LECTURE)
May 06, 2015
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Prof. Dr. Lingfeng Lü (Department of the History of Science and Scientific Archaeology, University of Science and Technology of China)
Astrological Interpretation of Comets and Fate under the Impact of Western Knowledge in Late Imperial China May 05, 2015
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Dr. Ulrich Lau (Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
The Calendar and the Law: Hemerological and Legal Manuscripts in the Context of Qin and Han Tombs
April 21, 2015
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Dr. Thomas Foerster (The Norwegian Institute in Rome, University of Oslo; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Prophecy, Politics and Performance in Twelfth-Century Europe
April 14, 2015
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Prof. Dr. Jens Schlieter (Institut für Religionswissenschaft und Center for Global Studies, Universität Bern)
Karma, Chance, or Simulation? The Salvific Structure of the Tibetan Buddhist Game “Ascending the Spritual Levels”
February 03, 2015
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Prof. Dr. Georges Tamer (Lehrstuhl für Orientalische Philologie und Islamwissenschaft, FAU; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
God, the Prophet and the State in Islam
January 20, 2015
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Prof. Dr. Jürgen van Oorschot (Lehrstuhl für Altes Testament II, Fachbereich Theologie/Zentrum für die Anthropologie der Religionen, FAU; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Prophecy in the Ancient Near East and Israel between Policy and Deity
January 13, 2015
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Dr. Lorenza Tromboni (Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino, Firenze; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Divination in History: Political Prophecies in Italian Chronicles between Charles VIII of France and the Emperor Charles V
December 16, 2014
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Dr. Uta Kleine (Historisches Institut, FernUniversität in Hagen; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Transgressing the Boundaries of Knowledge: Imagining Time and Mastering the Future in Medieval Visionary Literature
November 25, 2014
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Prof. Dr. Sylvie Hureau (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris)
(PUBLIC SPEECH) Tibetische Bön-Religion und Divination Public Lecture (Tibetan/English/German) with reception
October 27, 2014
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Prof. Dr. Chia-Feng Chang (Department of History, National Taiwan University; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Prognostication and Diagnosis – Fate and Health of Children in Traditional Chinese Medicine
October 21, 2014
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Prof. Dr. Sylvie Hureau (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris)
A Buddhist Temple Oracle? The Use of the Guanding jing 灌頂經 for Ritual Performances in Early Medieval China
July 08, 2014
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Prof. Dr. Hon Tze-ki (Department of History, SUNY-Geneseo, New York; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Time, Position, Action: The Philosophy of Divination in the Yijing
July 01, 2014
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Julia Eva Wannenmacher (ed.): Joachim of Fiore and the Influence of Inspiration. Essays in Memory of Marjorie E. Reeves (1905-2003) (Church, Faith and Culture in the Medieval West), Farnham [et al.] 2013.
Dr. Julia Eva Wannenmacher (Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften, HU Berlin; Former IKGF Visiting Fellow); Prof. Dr. Berndt Hamm (em.) (Lehrstuhl für Kirchengeschichte II (Neuere Kirchengeschichte), FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

Pilgrimage and Prophecy. Joachim of Fiore, Marjorie E. Reeves and the long-lasting Influence of Inspiration

June 17, 2014
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Dr. Stéphanie Homola (PhD École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Correlating the Yijing and Modern Science: the Case of Liu Zihua 刘子华 (1899-1992)
May 27, 2014
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Dr. Frederick Chen (DPhil Oriental Studies, University of Oxford; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Fate, Cult and the Formulation of the Early Enumeration of Hell-Kings
May 20, 2014
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Dr. Ning Yao (Institute of East Asian Art History, Heidelberg University; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Determining Fate in Chinese Art during the Ming and Early Qing Period (1400-1700)
May 13, 2014
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Dr. Zhao Lu (PhD Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
The Uncrowned King and his Prophecy: Confucius and the Making of Dynastic Fate in the 1st Century CE China
May 06, 2014
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Prof. Dr. Donatella Rossi (Department of Oriental Studies, Sapienza University of Rome; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Survey of Divination Practices in the Tibetan Tradition
April 29, 2014
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Prof. Dr. Robert André LaFleur (Department of History and Anthropology, Beloit College, Wisconsin; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Longevity, Fate, and Reflexivity Among China's Southern Sacred Mountain Pilgrims
April 15, 2014
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Prof. Dr. Lisa Raphals (University of California, Riverside; National University of Singapore; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Lifespan, Evolution and Fate: Human and Animal in China and Greece
April 08, 2014
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Dr. Lionel Laborie (School of History, Goldsmiths College, University of London; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Prophecy and International Politics in Early Modern Bavaria (1685-1730)
February 04, 2014
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Prof. Dr. Andreas Nehring
Prognoses of Decline - Coping with the Future. Reforms in 19th Century Theravada Buddhism in Myanmar
January 28, 2014
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Prof. Dr. Matthias Hayek (Université Paris-Diderot; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Doubting the Stars: Critical Views on Traditional ′Science′ in Early Modern Japan
January 07, 2014
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Prof. Dr. Alexander Fidora (Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Der Begriff des Zeichens in der Epistemologie der prognostischen Wissenschaften Alexander Fidora (Hg.), Die mantischen Künste und die Epistemologie prognostischer Wissenschaften im Mittelalter (Beiheft des Archivs für Kulturgeschichte, Bd. 74), Böhlau 2013.

December 16, 2013
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Prof. Dr. Carlos Estepa Díez (Instituto de Historia, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC); IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Alfons der Weise (1252-1284) und die Astrologie (Lecture in German)
November 05, 2013
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Dr. Grégoire Espesset (Centre de recherche sur les civilisations de l′Asie orientale (CRCAO), Collège de France; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Knowledge and Foreknowledge Extrapolation in First-Second Century China: Remnants of the Spring & Autumn Weft Profundity and Remoteness
October 22, 2013
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Prof. Dr. Kai Marchal (Soochow University, Taipeh; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Confucian Divination and the Contingency of Community: On Two Types of Ursprungsdenken in Mou Zongsan 牟宗三 and Wang Hui 汪晖
July 16, 2013
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Prof. Dr. Hsiau A-chin (Academia Sinica, Taipeh; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Narrating the National Fate: Time, Historical Consciousness, and Cultural Trauma in the Study of 'Chinese Modernization' in Postwar Taiwan
July 09, 2013
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Dr. Zara Pogossian (John Cabot University, Rome; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Universal and Political Crises in 'End of the World' Prognostications: Reflections on Armenian Texts and Traditions
June 25, 2013
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Prof. Dr. Andreas Kablitz (Universität zu Köln; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Fortuna and Christian Monotheism
June 18, 2013
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Prof. Dr. Axel Schneider (Universität Göttingen; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Against the Specter of Time: Critique of Progressivism in Modern China
June 12, 2013
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Prof. Dr. Stephan Heilen (Universität Osnabrück)
The Doctrine of the 3rd, 7th and 40th Days of the Moon in Ancient Astrology
June 11, 2013
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Prof. Dr. Faye Kleeman (University of Colorado, Boulder; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Traditional Beliefs and Colonial Modernity in 20th Century East Asia
June 05, 2013
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Dr. Petra Schmidl (Universität Bonn; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
The Sultan and the Stars. Divinatory Practices in 13th Century Yemen
June 04, 2013
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Prof. Dr. Elena del Río Parra (Georgia State University; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Astromania, Astrophobia, Futuroscopia, and the Last Death of the Astrologer-Doctor in Golden Age Spain
May 28, 2013
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Dr. Michelina Di Cesare (IKGF Visiting Fellow)
The Eschatological Meaning of the Templum Domini in Jerusalem (Dome of the Rock)
May 14, 2013
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Prof. Dr. Joachim Gentz (University of Edinburgh; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Divination and Canon Exegesis
April 17, 2013
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Prof. Dr. Gian Luca Potestà (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano; IKGF Advisory Board)
Antichrist in der Antike und im Mittelalter. Stand der Forschung
February 05, 2013
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Prof. Dr. Flocel Sabaté (Universitat de Lleida)
The King’s Power and the Astrology in the Crown of Aragon
January 29, 2013
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Prof. Dr. Natascha Gentz (University of Edinburgh; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Fate, Freedom and Will in Late Qing discussions of “Chinese Tragedies”
January 22, 2013
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Prof. Dr. Daniel Statman
Luck, Agency and Morality
January 15, 2013
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Dr. Barbara Hendrischke (University of Sydney; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
Daoist Thoughts on Prognostication
January 8, 2013
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Prof. Dr. Marc Kalinowski (EPHE, Paris)
Political Ecology in Early China (300 BCE - 100 CE) – Calendar, Almanacs, and the Management of Fate
December 18, 2012
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Prof. Dr. Nikolai Grube (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms Universität Bonn)
Calendars, Prophecy and Concepts of Time Among the Maya. 
December 10, 2012
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Prof. em. Dr. Doris Ruhe (Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald)
Zukunftsschau und Alltagsbewältigung. Volkssprachliche Astrologie im französischen Spätmittelalter
November 27, 2012
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Prof. Dr. Stéphane Feuillas (University of Paris-Diderot/CRCAO; IKGF Visiting Fellow)
What is the aim of inventing divinatory devices ? Current researches on the Qianxu 潛虛 of Sima Guang 司馬光 (1019-1086).
November 20, 2012
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Dr. Matthias Riedl
Painting the Fate of Mankind – New Perspectives on Hieronymus Bosch's Master Triptychs
June 19, 2012
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Dr. Cristina Andenna
Wer ist zur Herrschaft geeignet? Strategien der dynastischen Legitimation im staufischen Süditalien (Lecture in German)
July 17, 2012
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Prof. Dr. Alexander Fidora
Divination and Scientific Prediction: The Epistemology of Prognostic Sciences in the Middle Ages
July 10, 2012
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Prof. Dr. Concetta Giliberto
Visions of the Afterlife in Medieval German Literature
June 26, 2012
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Prof. Dr. Lauren Pfister
Divining for Directions in Times of Trouble: Richard Wilhelm's I Ging (1924) and His Use of Divination in 1918-1920
June 12, 2012
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Prof. Dr. Christoph König
Fate, Poetry and Divination. On the Late Œuvre of Rainer Maria Rilke
June 05, 2012
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Dr. Julia Eva Wannenmacher
Pursuing the Millennium. From the Chained Dragon to the Third Reich
May 8, 2012
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Dr. Marco Rainini
Storia e fine dei tempi in diagrammi e simboli. Il caso di Gioacchino da Fiore (†1202) | Geschichte und Endzeit in Diagrammen und Symbolen. Der Fall Joachims von Fiore (†1202)
February 7, 2012
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Prof. Dr. Marta Hanson
Understanding is within One's Grasp – Hand Mnemonics, Prognostication and Chinese Arts of Memory
January 31, 2012
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Dr. Sven Sellmer
Perspectives on Fate in the Mahâbhârata
January 24, 2012
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Dr. Matthias Riedl
'Who Runs Now Runs in Vain' – A Historical and Anthropological Inquiry into the Apocalyptic Disposition
January 17, 2012
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Prof. Dr. Fabrizio Pregadio
Cosmology, Taoism, and Alchemy in the Cantong qi 参同契
January 10, 2012
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Prof. Dr. Michael Lackner
Alter Wein in neuen Schläuchen? Die mantischen Künste Chinas zwischen "Wissenschaft", "Aberglaube" und "Wahrheit"
December 14, 2011
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Prof. Dr. med. Karl-Heinz Leven
"Astromedizin. Heilkunde unter Sonne, Mond und Sternen – Medizinhistorische Perspektiven"
December 7, 2011
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Prof. Dr. Elena Esposito
"Zeit der Divination und Zeit des Risikos: Gesellschaftliche Voraussetzungen der Prophetie und der Prognose"
November 30, 2011
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Prof. Dr. Armin Grunwald
"Die Zukunft des Menschen im technischen Fortschritt – Technisierung oder zunehmende Autonomie?"
November 9, 2011
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Prof. Dr. Thomas Fröhlich
"Fortschrittsoptimismus und Prognose im modernen China"
November 2, 2011
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Ángel Gómez Moreno:
Fate, Prediction and the Threat of Total Destruction in Spain: A Fifteenth-Century Nightmare
July 26, 2011
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Dominic Steavu:
Divination and Divinization: The Shi 栻 Board in Medico-Religious Sources
July 19, 2011
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Michael Höckelmann:
Überlegungen zum Umgang mit Schicksalsmächten in den "Aufzeichnungen von Erschöpfung und Gram (Qiongchou zhi 窮愁志)" des Li Deyu 李德裕(787–850)
June 21, 2011
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Daniel Carlo Pangerl:
Sterndeutung als naturwissenschaftliche Methode der Politikberatung. Astronomie und Astrologie am Hof Kaiser Friedrichs III. (1440-1493)
June 7, 2011
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Dr. Uta Kleine
Zukunftserwartung zwischen Diesseits und Jenseits: die politische Sprache mittelalterlicher Traumvisionen
May 24, 2011
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Lionel M. Jensen:
Subversive Mythology. The Sensory and the Spectacular in the Cults of Zhu Xi
May 3, 2011
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Vincent Durand-Dastès:
Divination and Fate Manipulation in a Popular Myth of Late Imperial China. The Wedding of Zhougong and Peach Blossom Girl
November 11, 2010
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Prof. Michael Lackner:
Der Boom der Wahrsagung in China: ein neues Modul für chinesische Identität?
July 21, 2010
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Prof. Michael Lackner:
Internationales Kolleg: Schicksal, Freiheit und Prognose
January 14, 2010
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