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Workshop: "Economies of the Sacred: Dreams, Oracles and Sacred Sites in Asia and Europe"

Programme


DAY 1: February 8, 2014 (Saturday)

Room 002 (Library), Karl Jaspers Centre, Voßstraße 2, Bldg. 4400, Heidelberg

13.00 – 13.15 Welcome Address and Opening Remarks
“Toward an architecture of imagination? Dreams, oracles and sacred sites in Asia and Europe”


SESSION 1 Theoretical possibilities

13.15-14.00
Guido SPRENGER (Heidelberg)    
“Socializing Dreams: an anthropological approach”

14.00-14.45 Hiroshi ARAKI (Nichibunken, Kyoto)
“Dream and Vision in Classical Japanese Literature: From the Comparative Viewpoint with The Tale of Genji and Hamlet”

14.45-15.00 COFFEE BREAK


SESSION 2 Dreams and rulership

15.00-15.45
Lorenzo VERDERAME (La Sapienza, Rome)
“Incubation in IIIrd millennium Mesopotamia: the dream of Gudea, ruler of Lagash”

15.45-16.30 Nicholas VOGT (Heidelberg)
“Trees among Brambles: Fear, Legitimation, and Sacred Space in an Early Chinese Dream Manuscript”

16.30-16.45 COFFEE BREAK


SESSION 3 Dreamscapes and sacred sites

16.45-17.30
Ljuba BORTOLANI (Heidelberg)
“The oracle of Bes at Abydos and the ‘Dream-oracle of Bes’ of the magical papyri: from a sacred site to a magical ritual”

17.30 – 18.15 Anna ANDREEVA (Heidelberg)
“Dreamscapes at Mt Asama: Buddhist monks, local deities, and constructing the future of sacred sites in premodern Japan”

18.15-18.30 Closing remarks of day 1


DAY 2: February 9, 2014 (Sunday)

Room 002 (Library), Karl Jaspers Centre, Voßstraße 2, Bldg. 4400, Heidelberg


SESSION 4 Constructing legitimacy

09.30-10.15
Caterina MORO (La Sapienza, Rome)
“The Father of the Hero and His Dream: Oracle Dreams in Ugaritic Poems (Aqhat and Qeret) and the Prediction of Moses' Birth in Jewish Tradition.”

10.15-11.00 Katja TRIPLETT (Göttingen)
"Images and Imagination in dream visions in the 'Hônen shônin gyôjô ezu'"

11.00-11.15 COFFEE BREAK


SESSION 5 Dreams as paratexts and meta-narratives

11.15-12.00
Jörg QUENZER (Hamburg)
“Dreams and/as paratexts in Medieval Japan”

12.00-12.45 Davide TORRI (Heidelberg)
“Shamanic Dreams in the Himalayas”

12.45-13.15 FINAL DISCUSSION

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