Date Speaker Title
October 6
Conference warmingTheatercafé, Theaterstraße 5, Erlangen
October 7

9:00 - 09:30

Conference opening
9:30 - 10:30Plenary
Raz Chen-MorrisPoetic Astronomy and the Construction of New Heavens
10:30 - 11:00 coffee break
11:00 - 13:00 The Middle Ages
Sophie Knapp Astronomical and Cosmological Knowledge in Middle High German Sangspruchdichtung: Between Nigromancy and Erudite meisterschaft
Daniel Könitz Of Comets, Celestial Spheres and Planetary Children
Maximilian Wick Mirari faciunt magis hec quam scire: Ways of (Not) Understanding the Cosmos in Jean de Hauteville’s Architrenius
13:00 - 14:00 lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Christian and Islamic Theology and Philosophy
Joseph Kouneiher Nicholas of Cusa (Cusanus) and the Mathematization of Nature
Nadine Löhr Three Egyptian Horoscopes in Florence
15:30 - 16:00 coffee break
16:00 - 17:30 Online panel
Walker Horsfall Astronomical (In)accuracy in Heinrich von Mügeln’s Der meide kranz
George Vlahakis Reading the Stars in late Byzantium and the Balkans under the Ottoman Empire
19:00-22:00dinnerZen, Theaterplatz 22, Erlangen
October 8

09:00 - 10:30
The Renaissance
Agata Starownik Astronomy for the Public. The Warsaw Parade of Planets in Martin Gruneweg’s Relation
Helge Perplies Heavenly Theater. Writing about Astronomy and Astrology in Jean Bodin’s Démonomanie des Sorciers (1580)
10:30-11:00coffee break
Hania Siebenpfeiffer "And they looked like a hundred suns": Imagination of the Extra-Terrestrial in Early European Enlightenment
12:00-13:30 lunch
13:30-14:30 Alexander HonoldCelestial Education. The Formative Impact of Astronomy on the German "Bildungsroman" (Goethe, Hölderlin, Jean Paul)
14:30-15:15The Eighteenth Century
Reto Rössler In Ruins – in Dreams. (The End of) ›Heavenly Writing‹ in Jean Paul’s Speech of the Dead Christ down from the Universe That There Is No God (1796)
15:15-15:45coffee break
15:45-17:15Online Session
Pouyan Shahidi Moonlight, Quintessence, and Gabriel: The Explanation and Use of the Lunar Spots across Fields of Intellectual Inquiry in Islam
Matthias HennigLunar Travels as an Anti-colonial Desire: The Moon and the New World Discourse
19:00-22:00Conference dinnerMein lieber Schwan, Hauptstraße 110, Erlangen
October 9

09:00 - 10:30
Chinese Heavens
Gianamar Giovannetti-Singh Monuments, Hermeneutics, or Astronomy? China and the Invention of World History
Andrea Bréard "Heavenly Patterns" and Everyday Life in a Nutshell (China)
10:30 - 11:00 coffee break
11:00 - 12:30 The Language of Astronomical Phenomena
Gábor Kutrovátz The Anatomy of Constellations: How Textual Descriptions in Early Modern Star Catalogues Refer to Body-parts of Constellation Figures
Harald Gropp The Celestial Script Conquers the World
12:30Concluding remarks / lunch
afternoonVisit to Bamberg and Bamberg Observatory (optional)