UbTalks: Tales of Myth, Magic and Imagination

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Lecture Committee 2021-2022
Date and time
Sep 13, 2022 19:00 - 22:00
Der Aa-Theater

UbTalks: Tales of Myth, Magic and Imagination

Dear Ubbo Emmians,

The Lecture Committee proudly presents UbTalks! An evening with four lectures revolving around myth, magic and imagination. Ubtalks will feature four lecturers:


- Professor Jaques van der Vliet, Leiden University: who will talk about the use of myths in (religious) magical rituals in late antiquity and how this shaped early Christian societies and its doctrines.

- Tim Hertogh, Utrecht University: will talk to us about spells and curses in medieval texts and its use in enchanting the world of medieval people.

- Evelien van Beeck, KU Leuven: talks about disenchantment and re-enchantment in the (early) modern period. Additionally the longing of modern, rational people for purpose through re-enchantment.

- Professor Peter Pels, University of Leiden: who will talk about magical thinking in the contemporary capitalist and consumerist world.


UbTalks will take place on the 13th of September and will be held at the Aa-theater, in the city centre. The doors will open at 19:00 and the talks will take place from 19:30 to approximately 23:00.

We would love to see you there!

The Lecture Committee


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