The Power of the Planets: The Social History of Astral Sciences Between East and West

Convegno Internazionale

  • Data: dal 20 maggio 2024 al 21 maggio 2024

  • Luogo: Sala conferenze, terzo piano, via degli Ariani 1, Ravenna

Cultures in East and West Asia both embraced astrology during Late Antiquity and further developed it during the medieval period. Even prior to this, we must consider the Egyptian and Mesopotamian precedents. This conference will look at how various societies specifically integrated or reacted to astrology as a science and method for prognostication. This will highlight connections as well as transfers of knowledge and technology between different cultures. We will explore the multicultural interactions in history that stemmed from interest in astral sciences.