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Upcoming Talk by Prof. István Perczel

January 7, 2015

Dear colleagues and friends,

As we kick off 2015, it is my pleasure to draw your attention to an upcoming talk by Prof. István Perczel (Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest):

“Von einer liturgischen Auslegung des Übungswissens des Evagrius Ponticus zum theokratischen Modell der Kirche. Die proteischen Metamorphosen der pseudo-dionysischen Schrift De ecclesiastica hierarchia.”

Prof. Perczel is a world expert in the burgeoning field of Graeco-Syriac Studies, an area of study that focuses on the rich translation culture of religious, philosophical, and scientific literature in the late antique Near and Middle East (c. 3rd-9th century CE).

Time: 16:15 pm, Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Location: “Sitzungsraum” of the SFB 980 “Episteme in Bewegung. Wissenstransfer on der Alten Welt bis in die Frühe Neuzeit,” Schwendenerstraße 8, 14195 Berlin.

The talk is part of a study day jointly organized by two research projects of the SFB 980: “Knowledge Transfer in Antique Christian Apocryphya” (C01, click here) and “Asceticism in Motion” (C02, click here). The event seeks to bring together scholars and students who investigate the transfer of ascetic knowledge in different religious and philosophical contexts from a synchronic and diachronic perspective.

For more information (in German) please click here.

Best wishes, on behalf of speakers and the organizing team

Tudor Sala

Asceticism and Literature

December 15, 2014

Dear colleagues and friends,

Along with my season’s greetings and wishes for a Happy and Prosperous New Year, I would like to draw your attention to two talks on asceticism and literature at the SFB 980 “Episteme in Motion” in Berlin.

Nora K. Schmid (Freie Universität Berlin):

Überlegungen zum Transfer spätantiken Übungswissens in die ‚arabische asketische Dichtung‘ (zuhdiyya)

Falk Quenstedt (Freie Universität Berlin):

Übung statt Gesetz? Vorstellungen von implizitem Körperwissen und dessen Übertragbarkeit als Grundlage einer idealen Gesellschaft. Das asketische Volk der ‚nackten Weisen‘ in Johann Hartliebs ‚Alexander‘ (um 1450)

Time: 6-8 pm, Wednesday,
December 17, 2014
Location: “Sitzungsraum” of the SFB 980 “Episteme in Bewegung. Wissenstransfer von der Alten Welt bis in die Frühe Neuzeit,” Schwendenerstraße 8, 14195 Berlin.

The SFB 980––a Collaborative Research Centre funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)––is based at the Freie Universität in Berlin. The two talks are given during a study day (click here) within the context of a series of events organized by the SFB’s research project about “Asceticism in Motion” (C02, click here). The events seek to bring together scholars and students who investigate the transfer of ascetic knowledge in different religious and philosophical contexts from a synchronic and diachronic perspective. The papers given address conceptual, literary, social and institutional aspects in this field of knowledge and practice.

Best wishes, on behalf of speakers and the organizing team

Almut Renger

Niklaus Largier at SFB 980

December 1, 2014

Dear all,

Welcome back after a long break. We are excited to inform you about the upcoming lecture at the Freie Universitaet Berlin. Niklaus Largier, Professor of German and Comparative Literature at University of California in Berkeley who is affiliated with UC Berkeley’s Program in Religious Studies, will give a talk on the topic:

niklaus4-150x150Wissen am Rand des Schweigens: Körper und Stimme in der Praxis der Gebetsübung

Time: 7-9 pm, Thursday, December 4, 2014
Location: “Sitzungsraum” of the SFB 980 “Episteme in Bewegung. Wissenstransfer von der Alten Welt bis in die Frühe Neuzeit“, Schwendenerstraße 8, 14195 Berlin

For more information (in German) click here.

holy lit! TAKE A BREAK!

August 1, 2014
holy lit!
English interjection (idiomatic, vulgar, slang), expression of awe, surprise, shock, etc.
Example: Holy lit, the word’s incarnate!
 
Happy summer!
We are back in late fall!

Myths Orally Transmitted in Contemporary China

July 17, 2014
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Myths Orally Transmitted in Contemporary China

Based on long-term fieldwork in China, Professor Lihui Yang will explore myths that continue to be orally transmitted in China today, with especial focus on the mythtellers, their understanding about the meaning and function of myths in their lives, as well as the multipe contexts and means for transmitting myths. Mythtelling performances by tour guides and the impact of electronic media will also be discussed in the talk.

 
Lihui Yang

Date: 18 July 2014
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Technische Universitaet Berlin, Straße des 17.Juni 135, EB 107  

Last Lecture in Lecture Series This Summer

July 3, 2014

Reminder!
The last lecture in our lecture series on religion & literature at Freie Universität Berlin is with Ulrike Brunotte on Wednesday July 9 at 6pm, Rost- und Silberlaube. Professor Brunotte will give a talk on gender and diversity issues in the field of religion and literature using the example of Salome, the daughter of Herod II and Herodias. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Please come and join our speaker from Maastricht University for dinner afterwards.

Ulrike Brunotte

Date: 9 July 2014
Time: 6 pm
Venue: Freie Universität Berlin, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, Rost- und Silberlaube, room, K25/11

This Week’s Lecture by Richard Faber

June 30, 2014
Please note that this week’s lecture on religion and literatur will be given by Richard Faber. Perdita Ladwig couldn’t make it. Everything else is as normal: location, 60 min talk, 30 min questions and answers.

Richard Faber

Date: 2 July 2014
Time: 6 pm
Venue: Freie Universität Berlin, Habelschwerdter Allee 45, Rost- und Silberlaube, room, K25/11