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Lecture: how to deal with wretched subjects!

On the analysis and interpretation of historical horoscopes We were honoured to have with us Professor Günther Oestmann for a talk on horoscopes and their importance to  historical  research. The lecture took place at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon and had a…

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Workshop on Astronomical tables

The workshop Pre-modern Astronomical and Astrological Data in Tabular Form: Storage, Edition and Mathematical Analysis will take place next November (19th-21st) at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Munich. It is a joint venture of the PAL and ALFA projects. ​It includes both…

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The Abu Ma‘shar conference

Last weekend's conference at the Warburg Institute gathered top scholars and researchers of several fields to discuss the astrologer and philosopher Abu Ma'shar. The two pre-conference workshops took place on Friday afternoon. The first lead by Liana Saif and Charles…

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Abu Ma‘shar at The Warburg Institute

On October 26th and 27th The Warburg Institute will held a conference on the Arabic philosopher Abu Maʿshar Ja‘far ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Umar al-Balkhi (Albumasar, 787-886 A.D), one of the main sources for astrology in the Middle Ages. This conference will provide the opportunity…

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