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This workshop promotes a debate on the history and historiography of astrology. Six renowned researchers in the field will put into dialogue relevant aspects of the historical study of astrological practices.


Francesca Rochberg · University of California, Berkeley
Premodern Astrology: Historiography flows from Terminology

Dorian Gieseler Greenbaum · University of Wales Trinity St David
Astrology as Shape-Shifter: The Roles of Divination and Science in the History of Astrology

Steven Vanden Broecke · Ghent University
Astrology as technology of self

Darrel Rutkin · Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Reflections on the Marginalisation of Astrology

Stephan Heilen · Universität Osnabrück
Michael Polanyi’s concept of “tacit knowing”: its relevance to the practice and study of astrology

Tayra Lanuza Navarro · Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Natural astrology and the Spanish Inquisition

Luís Ribeiro · University of Lisbon
Moderator and host

Debate + Questions

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