Universität Bonn

Abteilung für Asiatische und Islamische Kunstgeschichte

24. August 2022

Programme: Images and Stories of the Origin(s) of the World and Humankind Online Conference: Images and Stories of the Origin(s) of the World and Humankind

Online conference, 3-4 November, 2020

Organised by Prof. Dr Marion Gymnich and Prof. Dr Julia A. B. Hegewald 

3 November

1:30 pm Opening

1:45-3:15 pm Panel I (Chair: Julia A. B. Hegewald)
1:45-2:05 pm Gerrit Lange (Marburg University): Clothed in Myths: The Journey of Naiṇī Mātā, a Serpent-Shaped, Western Himalayan Hindu Goddess
2:05-2:25 pm Satyanad Kichenassamy (Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne): A critique of the notion of absolute beginning in Indian philosophy and iconography
2:25-2:45 pm Sandra Jasmin Schlage (Bonn University): The Impact of Naṭarāja’s Drum: The visualisation of Naṭarāja’s role as creator through the architecture and iconographic programme of the Naṭarāja Temple in Chidambaram
2:45-3:15 pm Discussion
3:15-3:30 pm Coffee break

3:30-5:00 pm Panel II (Chair: Marion Gymnich)
3:30-3:50 pm Julia A. B. Hegewald (Bonn University): Reflections of the Origins of the World in the Water Architecture of South Asia
3:50-4:10 pm Robert J. Del Bontà (Independent scholar): Cyclic Indic Creations
4:10-4:30 pm Saran Suebsantiwongse (Silpakorn University): The Creation of the Worlds: Births and Rebirths as Narrated and Depicted in the Tebhūmikā, a Buddhist Manuscript from Sukhothai
4:30-5:00 pm Discussion
5:00-5:15 pm Coffee break

5:15-7:15 pm Panel III (Chair: Sandra Jasmin Schlage)
5:15-5:35 pm Claudia Wenzel (Bonn University): Visual Modes of Chinese Cosmogonies
5:35-5:55 pm Hannah Weber (Bonn University): Creation in the Kojiki and Nihongi and Hesiod’s Theogony: Yin and Yang and divine parentage
5:55-6:15 pm Fritz Graf (Ohio State University): From Ovid to Gregory of Nazianzus: A Hermetic Creation Story and Its Tradition
6:15-6:35 pm Ralf Krumeich (Bonn University): Divine genealogies and multiple creations of human beings: images of the origins of world and humankind in ancient Greece
6:35-7:15 pm Discussion


4 November:

1:30-3:30 pm Panel IV (Chair: Marion Gymnich)
1:30-1:50 pm Ludwig Morenz (Bonn University): Failed Creation … it has to be repeated: A mythologized philosophy of history from late 3rd millennium Egypt
1:50-2:10 pm Samantha Reilly (Boston University School of Theology): Creatio-Ex-Mud: The Shape of Clay Creation in the Ancient Near East
2:10-2:30 pm Julio César Cárdenas Arenas (Complutense U. of Madrid): Philosophical, Theological, and Religious Narratives in Ibn Taymīyah’s The Origin of the World (حُدوث العالَم)
2:30-2:50 pm Christine Schirrmacher (Bonn University): The Creation of the World and of Man as an apologetic argument of contemporary feminist Quranic exegesis
2:50-3:30 pm Discussion
3:30-4:00 pm Coffee break

4:00-5:30 pm Panel V (Chair: Constanze Wessel)
4:00-4:20 pm Daniel Grana-Behrens (Bonn University, Bonn Collection of the Americas): The Story of Origin in Mesoamerica – What we Know from the Maya
4:20-4:40 pm Athira Mohan (Independent scholar): Creation Myths as a Decolonizing Strategy
4:40-5:00 pm Xavier L. Johnson (Earlham College): Meaning Making and African Atlantic Myths and Folklore
5:00-5:30 pm Discussion
5:30-5:45 pm Coffee break

5:45-7:15 pm Panel VI (Chair: Julia A. B. Hegewald)
5:45-6:05 pm Marion Gymnich (Bonn University): (Post-Darwinist) Stories of the Origins of Humankind
6:05-6:25 pm Stefan Lampadius (Leipzig University): Evolving Origins and the Artificial Human in Science Fiction
6:25-6:45 pm Marcus Hartner (Bielefeld University): A Post-Apocalyptic Quest for Origins: Stories of Creation and Apocalypse in Guerrilla Games’ Horizon Zero Dawn (2017)
6:45-7:15 pm Discussion
7:15-7:30 pm Farewell

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The Zoom-Links to join the conference digitally will be provided on this webpage in October 2022.

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