Conference: ASTROLOGY IN TIME AND PLACE
UNIVERSITY OF WALES TRINITY SAINT DAVID
SCHOOL OF ARCHAEOLOGY, HISTORY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
THE SOPHIA CENTRE
ASTROLOGY IN TIME AND PLACE
Saturday 23-Sunday 24 June 2012
Bath Royal Literary and ScientificInstitute, 16-19 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN
PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
SATURDAY 24 JUNE
8.30 Registration and Refreshments
9.30 Bernadette Brady (University of Wales Trinity Saint David)
Aristotle’s idea of ‘place’ within contemporary astrology.
10.00 Gustav-Adolf Schoener (Leibniz University ofHanover)
The Difference between Methods of Natural Sciences and Methods of Religious Studies on Modern Astrology.
10.30 Johann Hasler (Departamento deMúsica, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia)
The sounding zodiacs in Westernmusical theory: an overview of proposals for musical interpretation ofastrological data from Ptolemy to the late 20th century.
11.00 TEA AND COFFEE
11.30 Charles Burnett
(Professor of the History of Islamic Influences at the Warburg Institute of the University of London)
Johannes Borotin as student and teacher of the science of the stars in fifteenth-century Prague.
12.30 LUNCH (OWN ARRANGEMENTS)
2.00 David Pankenier (Department of Modern Languages & Literature,Lehigh University)
On Chinese Astrology’s Impermeability to Western Influences.
3.00 Kristina Buhrman (University of Southern California)
Ptolemy and Sima Qian in 11thCentury Japan:Combining Disparate Astrologies in Practice.
3.30 TEA AND COFFEE
4.00 Ulla Koch (Carsten NiebuhrInstitute, University of Copenhagen)
The Meaning of Time: Calendar Divination.
4.30 Michael Grofe (Maya Exploration Centre)
Eternity in an Hour: the astronomical symbolism of the Era as the Maya agricultural year.
5.00 Christel Mattheeuws (Department of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen)
The Journey of Calendars, Wind and Life in the Indian Ocean.
SUNDAY 25 JUNE
9.30 Micah Ross and DorianGieseler Greenbaum (Kyōto Sangyō University; University of WalesTrinity Saint David)
Various renderings of pinaxin Greek and Demotic in the Medînet Mâdi ostraca.
10.00 Helen R. Jacobus (University College London)
The Zodiac Calendar in the Dead Sea Scrolls (4Q318) in relation to Babylonian Horoscopes.
10.30 David W. Kim (University of Edinburgh)
A Sethian Iconography: The Astrology of Tchacos Judas.
11.00 TEA AND COFFEE
11.30 Micah Ross (Kyōto Sangyō University)
A Study in the Early Iconography of Gemini.
12.00 Matthew Kosuta (College of Religious Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand)
The relationship between Theravada Buddhism and astrology with an emphasis on the modern period and Thailand.
2.00 Mario Friscia (University of LaSapienza, Rome)
Astrology and its ritual applications:Propitiation of the planet Saturn within the Sun temple at Suriyanar Koyil (Tamil Nadu, India). A case-study from contemporary Tamil Shaivism.
2.30 Audrius Benorius (Director of the Center of Oriental Studies,Vilnius University, Lithuania)
Transformations of theSocial and Religious Status of the Indian Astrologer at the Royal Court.
3.00 Michael York (Former Professor of Cultural Astronomy and Astrology, Bath Spa University)
Religion versus Science: Science versus Religion:Whither Astrology: Whithersoever?