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


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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

INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: link

PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:

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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