CAS-E and IKGF Lecture Series

18. Juli 2023 @ 18:15 - 19:45
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The Center for Advances Studies Erlangen  (CAS-E) and the International Consortium for Research in the Humanities (IKGF) are organizing a lecture series. Every Tuesday starting from the 18th of April to the 18th of July different experts talk about alternative rationalities and esoteric pratices in a global perspective.

When: Tuesday, 6:15 pm – 7:45pm

Where: Hartmannstr. 14, Gebäude D1, 91052 Erlangen, Großer Seminarraum (room 000.235)
and via Zoom


  • 18.04.2023: “Prognostics for the Fate of the Nation in Traditional China–Some Calendrical Cases”, Prof. Wang Fan-sen

  • 25.04.2023: “Lessons from the Edge of the Village: Extending African Wisdom to a Turbulent World”, Prof. Paul Stoller
  • 02.05.2023: “The Uses Of Magic: Walter Skeat’s Study of Malay Magic and the Stereotype of the              Superstitious Malay”, Prof. Farish Noor

  • 09.05.2023: “Body – Presence – Phantasm: Reflections in and on phenomenological anthropology”, Prof. Robert Desjarlais

  • 16.05.2023: “From Numerical Cyphers to Symbolic Lines: Exploring the Process of Graphic Standardisation within the Shuzi Gua Corpus”, Flaminia Pischedda (IKGF)

  • 23.05.2023: “Divination Dialogues: Voyance and Understanding in Senegalese Divination Praxis”, Dr. Knut Graw

  • 30.05.2023: “South Asian Sources for Modern Occult Yoga (MOY)”, Dr. Keith Cantú

  • 06.06.2023: “Becoming a Master: Materializing Esoteric Wisdom in Brazil’s Valley of the Dawn”, Prof. Kelly Hayes

  • 13.06.2023: “Activation and Subjectivation: A Photographic Essay on Transformational
    Rituals the ‘Do’”,
    Dr. Raquel Romberg

  • 20.06.2023: “The Utopian Project of the Late-Soviet Waterbirth Movement and Its Interactions with the Global New Age”, Dr. Anna Ozhiganova

  • 27.06.2023: “A Case Study of Xuantong Dashu 《玄通大书》– The Great Book of Mystery: a Comprehensive Encyclopedia of the Yi Fate”, Dr. Aleksandrs Simons (IKGF)

  • 04.07.2023: “The Pandemic Buddha: Reinvention and Reappropriation of Esoteric Buddhis Practices as a Mechanism of Social Re-Organisation and Epidemiological Responses in Bhutan”, Dr. Dendup Chophel

  • 11.07.2023: “Hybrid Pathways to Orthodoxy: Esoteric Practices in ‚Sharia-Compliant‘ Exorcism”, Prof. Dominik Müller

  • 18.07.2023: “The Status of Esoteric Practices in Present-Day Taiwan”, Prof. Michael Lackner


18. Juli 2023
18:15 - 19:45


FAU (Großer Seminarraum, Hartmannstr. 14)
Hartmannstraße 14
Erlangen, 91052
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