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Concepts of Humans and Nature between Specificity and Universality - 15-16-17/07/2019, Mainz (Germany)

30.12.2018

 

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FECHA/DATE/DATA: 15-16-17/07/2019

 

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz (Mainz, Germany)

 

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Dr. Chiara Ferella; Prof. Dr. Tanja Pommerening; Prof. Dr. Jochen Althoff

 

INFO: web - grk1876@uni-mainz.de

 

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Monday, 15.07.2019

 

8:40     Registration

 

9:10     Stefan Müller-Stach

Welcome by the Vice President for Research and Early Career Academics

of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

 

9:15     Tanja Pommerening

Welcome and Introduction to the Research Training Group

“Early Concepts of Humans and Nature: Universal, Specific, Interchanged”

 

9:25     Chiara Ferella and Ulrike Steinert

            Introduction to the International Conference

 

Panel 1

ZONES, PARTS, FUNCTIONS:

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BODY EXPERIENCE AND BODY CONCEPTS

 

9:40     Simone Gerhards and Nadine Gräßler (Mainz)

From Embodied Experience to Body Concepts

 

10:20   Rosemary A. Joyce (Berkeley, California)

Being and Meaning in Prehispanic Central America

 

11:00   Coffee Break

 

11:30   Rune Nyord (Atlanta, Georgia)

Bodies of Stone and Wood: Concepts and experiences of statues as substitute bodies in ancient Egypt

 

12:10   Yudit K. Greenberg (Winter Park, Florida)

The Lovers’ Bodies in the Gitagovinda and Shir Ha-shirim (Song of Songs): A comparative reading of Hindu and Jewish sacred texts

 

12:50   Lunch

 

14:20   Reuven Kiperwasser (Jerusalem)

Order of Universe and (Dis)Orders of Body

 

15:00   Han Nijdam (Leeuwarden)

Body Schemas in Medieval Frisian Law Texts

 

15:40   Coffee Break

 

16:10   Shahrzad Irannejad and Aleksandar Milenkovic (Mainz)

Zones, parts, functions: Three case studies

 

16:50   Panel Discussion

 

17:20   Break

 

Venue

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Alte Mensa/Atrium Maximum 
Johann Joachim-Becher-Weg 5

55128 Mainz

 

18:00   Keynote Lecture

 

Barbara Tversky (Stanford, California)

Putting the Mind in the World

 

19:00   Reception

 

Tuesday, 16.07.2019

 

Panel 2

CONCEPTUALIZING SKY AND HEAVEN

HUMAN INTERACTIONS WITH COSMIC PHENOMENA

 

9:30     Laura Borghetti, Sandra Hofert, Mirna Kjorveziroska, Marie-Charlotte von Lehsten and Katharina Zartner (Mainz)

Skies and Heavens: an interdisciplinary perspective

 

10:10   Edward Wright (Phoenix, Arizona)

Cosmos and Afterlife: The impact of advances in cosmology on the religious imagination in ancient Israel and early Judaism

 

10:50   Coffee Break

 

11:20   Marvin Schreiber (Berlin)

Relationship, Correspondence, and Construction of the Cosmic Structures of Heaven and Earth in First Millennium BCE Mesopotamia

 

12:00   Tom H. Davies (Princeton, New Jersey)

Three first-millennium BC theories of the solar journey

 

12:40   Lunch

 

14:10   Daniel W. Graham (Provo, Utah)

Greek Cosmology

 

14:50   Matthias Däumer (Wien)

The Script That Fell to Earth. Media-Mythological Thoughts on the 'First Book of Enoch' and Wolfram von Eschenbach's 'Parzival'

 

15:30   Coffee Break (with opportunities for personal exchange with the poster organizers)

 

16:15   Feray Coskun (Istanbul)

Celestial Phenomena, Nature and Man in the Ottoman Cosmographies

 

16:55   Panel Discussion

 

 

Wednesday, 17.07.2019

 

Panel 3

INVESTIGATING CONCEPTS OF THE DEAD BODY

 

9:30     Rebekka Pabst and Oxana Polozhentseva (Mainz)

Dead Bodies: Conceptualizations of the corpse from ancient Egyptian and Medieval perspectives

 

10:10   Wilfried Rosendahl (Mannheim)

On the handling of the corps – a cross-cultural view from the Palaeolithic to the early modern period

 

10:50   Coffee Break

 

11:20   Alondra Domínguez Ángeles and Adriana Gómez Aiza (Hidalgo, Mexico)

Corporeal Transformation: Self-decapitation and nahualism in Mesoamerican tradition

 

12:00   Annette Kehnel (Mannheim)

“They Don’t Accept Death”

 

12:40   Lunch

 

14:10   Fabian Neuwahl (Köln)

At Last Death Filled the Sanctuaries with Lifeless Bodies…: Dead bodies in ancient plague descriptions

 

14:50   Romedio Schmitz-Esser (Graz)

The Return of the Mummy: Medieval Knowledge of Ancient Egyptian Embalming

 

15:30   Coffee Break

 

16:00   Panel and Conference Discussion

 

17:00   Concluding Remarks and End of Conference

 

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