Programme

SATURDAY 23 JUNE

9.30

Bernadette Brady (University of Wales Trinity Saint David)

Aristotle’s idea of ‘place’ within contemporary astrology

10.00  

Gustav-Adolf Schoener (Leibniz University of Hanover)

The Difference between Methods of Natural Sciences and Methods of Religious Studies on Modern Astrology.

10.30 

Johann Hasler (Departamento de Música, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia)

The sounding zodiacs in Western musical theory: an overview of proposals for musical interpretation of astrological data from Ptolemy to the late 20th century

   

11.00

TEA AND COFFEE

   

11.30           

Charles Burnett (Professor of the History of Islamic Influences at the Warburg Institute of the University of London)

Johannes Borotin as student and teacher of the science of the stars in fifteenth-century Prague

 

 

12.30

LUNCH (OWN ARRANGEMENTS

2.00   

David Pankenier (Department of Modern Languages & Literature, Lehigh University)

On Chinese Astrology’s Impermeability to Western Influences

3.00

Kristina Buhrman (University of Southern California)

Ptolemy and Sima Qian in 11thCentury Japan: Combining Disparate Astrologies in Practice

4.00

Ulla Koch (Carsten Niebuhr Institute, University of Copenhagen)

The Meaning of Time: Calendar Divination

4.30

Michael Grofe (Maya Exploration Centre)

Eternity in an Hour: the astronomical symbolism of the Era as the Maya agricultural year

5.00

Christel Mattheeuws (Department of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen)

The Journey of Calendars, Wind and Life in the Indian Ocean

SUNDAY 24 JUNE

9.30           

Micah Ross and Dorian Gieseler Greenbaum (Kyōto Sangyō University; University of Wales Trinity Saint David)

Various renderings of pinax in Greek and Demotic in the Medînet Mâdi ostraca

10.00

Helen R. Jacobus (University College London)

The Zodiac Calendar in the Dead Sea Scrolls (4Q318) in relation to Babylonian Horoscopes

10.30

David W. Kim (University of Edinburgh)

A Sethian Iconography: The Astrology of Tchacos Judas:

11.00

TEA AND COFFEE

11.30

Micah Ross (Kyōto Sangyō University)

A Study in the Early Iconography of Gemini

12.00

Liana Saif

Astrology: Homocentric Science in a Heliocentric Universe

2.00

Mario Friscia (University of  La Sapienza, Rome)

Astrology and its ritual applications: Propitiation of the planet Saturn within the Sun temple at Suriyanar Koyil (Tamil Nadu, India). A case-study from contemporary Tamil Shaivism

2.30

Audrius Benorius (Director of the Center of Oriental Studies, Vilnius University, Lithuania)

Transformations of the Social and Religious Status  of the Indian Astrologer at the Royal Court

3.00

Michael York (Former Professor of Cultural Astronomy and Astrology, Bath Spa University)

Religion versus Science: Science versus Religion: Whither Astrology: Whithersoever?

4.00

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