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Power of the Priests. Political use of religious knowledge - 29-30/11-01/12/2018, Kiel (Germany)


FECHA / DATE/DATA: 29-30/11-01/12/2018

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Graduate School at Kiel University (Kiel, Germany)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Prof. Hilmar Klinkott; "Human Development in landscapes", Graduate Shool at Kiel University

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INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: Travel and accommodation expenses for speakers will be covered by the Graduate school. Participants take care for their travel and get reimbursed, accommodation will be organised by the organisers. Interested persons are most welcome to participate but there will be a workshop charge of EUR 30,00 (including conference material, coffee breaks and conference dinner). You will be issued a receipt.


Wednesday, 28.11. 2018 Arrival Thursday, 29.11.2018 (Venue: Leibnizstraße 8, Room 501) 9:30-10:15 Sabine KUBISCH Introduction and a case-study from pharaonic Egypt 10:15-11:00 Nenad MARKOVIĆ Masters of the secrets of the sky, the earth, and the underwold: the high priests of Ptah at Memphis during the Kushite and the Saite-Persian periods (c. 746-after 486 BCE) 11:00-11:30 Coffee break 11:30-12:15 Ahmed MANSOUR Behind the Scene: Religion at the Service of Politics in Ancient Egypt. Views from the Philae Island Texts 12:15-13:00 Andreas EFFLAND Knowledge is Power - Power of the Priests against the Ptolemies 13:00-14:30 Lunch break 14:30-15:15 Harald WIESE Did Brahmins have power in premodern India? 15:15-15:45 Etka LIEBOWITZ Gender, Politics and Religion in Antiquity: The Challenge of the Reign of Queen Alexandra 15:45-16:15 Coffee break 16:15-17:00 Rebekka SEBBAGH Centralized knowledge as an instrument of power – the authority of the Geonim From 18:00 Lecture and reception (Venue: Olshausenstraße 75, lecture hall 4) Lutz BERGER Islamic Theocracy. Historic Realities and Modern Fallacies Friday, 30.11.2018 (Venue: Olshausenstraße 75, S3, Room 184) 9:15-10:00 Anthony MEYER Priests of War: Roman fetiales and the Jewish cohanim of the War Scroll 10:00-10:45 Maurits DE LEEUW Politics in the Life of Daniel the Stylite . The holy man as a political player in late antique Constantinople 10:45-11:15 Coffee break 11:15-12:00 Reuven KIPPERWASSER The power of the Rabbis and the power of God(s): Reading Urban Stories of Late Antiquity 12:00-12:45 Katharina KNÄPPER The Sacred Dimension of Bureaucracy. Constructing Consensus via Oracles 12:45-14:15 Lunch break 14:15-15:00 Kai TRAMPEDACH Staging charisma: Alexander and divination 15:00-15:45 Darja STERBENC-ERKER Transformation of political power of Roman priests: Augustus as a priest 15:45-16:15 Coffee break 16:15-17:00 Eleni KRIKONA A new constitutional order in the late sixth century BCE Athens, powered by the Delphic oracle From 19:30 Conference dinner Saturday, 1.12. 2018 (Venue: Olshausenstraße 75, S3, Room 184) 9:15-10:00 Michel SUMMER Early medieval missionaries as political agents: The case of Willibrord (AD 690-739) 10:00-10:45 Veit GROß Harnessing the Power of the Priest – Clerics as Instigators and Ressources of Popular Politics in the later Middle Ages 10:45-11:15 Coffee break 11:15-12:00 Mariano BARBATO Power through pilgrimage 12:00-12:45 Igor ALEXEEV God’s Rule vs. Power of Clergy: Ibn Khaldun’s Apology of Umayyads and Dynamics of Power Sacralization in early Islamic history 12:45-13:15 Final debate and conclusion

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