March 2015 - The International Consortium for Research in the Humanities "Fate, Freedom and Prognostication. Strategies for Coping with the Future in East Asia and Europe" of the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg will carry out a workshop on “Jewish Divination” on March 17. – 18. in Erlangen.
This workshop will be focused on the Jewish contribution to divinatory practices since the Bible to modern times with the purpose to explore the different forms of divination among Jews, its distinctive character, and any original contribution. Astrology, oneiromancy, geomancy, palmistry, medical prognosis, etc. are going to be considered, as well as parallel practices in Christian and Muslim cultures.