UbTalks: Tales of Myth, Magic and Imagination
About this event
- Lecture Committee 2021-2022
- Date and time
- Sep 13, 2022 19:00 - 22:00
- Der Aa-Theater
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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