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Jacob Boehme and His World

  • 2014-07-04
  • 2014-07-06
  • Goerlitz
An international conference organized by Andrew Weeks (Illinois State University) and Bo Andersson (Uppsala Universitet), to present the historical contexts centred in the texts of Boehme's work.
Keynote Speakers: Howard Hotson (University of Oxford) and Leigh Penman (University of Queensland)

Conference Program

Afternoon and Evening, Friday, July 4

4:00-4:30
Conference Opening, Greeting

4:30-5:20
KEYNOTE: Howard Hotson (University of Oxford), “Jacob Böhme’s Historical World”

5:20-6:10
Bo Andersson (Uppsala universitet), “Jacob Böhme’s Philosophical Writing: A Rational Approach”

6:10-7:00
Peter Forshaw (University of Amsterdam), “Opus Magnum Boehmianum: Alchemy in the Context of Böhme's Work”

7:30

Conference Dinner

Morning, Afternoon, and Evening, Saturday, July 5

9:00-9:50
Gerold Necker (Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg), “Divine Letters: Language as reflected in Kabbalistic Literature around 1600”

9:50-10:40
Kristine Hannak (Universität Tübingen), Lucinda Martin (Gotha Research Centre, Universität Erfurt), “Jacob Böhme and the Crisis of Piety of his Time. Exemplified by Johann Arndt and Martin Moller”

10:40-11:00
BREAK

11:00-11:50
Lutz Pannier (Oberlausitzische Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften), “The Sciences of the Stars in Böhme’s World”

12:00-2:00
LUNCH AND PAUSE

2:00-2:50
Urs Leo Gantenbein (Zürich Paracelsus Project), “The Reception of the Paracelsian Theological Writings in Böhme’s City and Region”

2:50-3:40
Andrew Weeks (Illinois State University), “Jacob Böhme, Johannes Staricius, and Their Dissenting Circles”

4:00-6:00
AFTERNOON BREAK AND PAUSE

EVENING PROGRAM (given in the German language for the benefit of the public)

6:10-7:00
KEYNOTE: Leigh Penman (University of Queensland), “A Web of Heretics? A sketch of Jacob Böhme’s Networks in Görlitz, Upper Lusatia and Lower Silesia” (Eine Ketzerkabale? Jacob Böhmes Netzwerk der Kontakte in Görlitz, Oberlausitz und Schlesien)

7:00-7:50
Ina Anders (Oberlausitzische Bibliothek der Wissenschaften), “Jacob Böhme’s Görlitz”

8:00
RECEPTION

Morning, Sunday, July 6

9:00-9:50
Ariel Hessayon (Goldsmiths, University of London), “Böhme and the English Philadelphians”

9:50-10:40
Mike A. Zuber (University of Amsterdam), “Georg von Welling and Jacob Böhme's Theosophy”

10:40-11:30
Scott Brown (St. Louis), “Jacob Böhme and the Image of the World”

11:30
Open-ended discussion of the conference results and planned volume

Afternoon, Sunday, July 6

12:30
INFORMAL GATHERING IN THE JACOB BÖHME HAUS
(Zgorzelec, Poland)


For more information, please contact
Andrew Weeks:  or
Bo Andersson:  

Address: Oberlausitzische Bibliothek der Wissenschaften
Görlitzer Sammlungen für Geschichte und Kultur
Johannes-Wüsten-Saal
Neißstraße 30
D-02826 Görlitz

For further information check the conference homepage at http://www.moderna.uu.se/Boehme2014/

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