Institut für Religionswissenschaft 
der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg


DFG-Projekt

PROGRAMME
 
 
"The Heidelberg Symposion on Zoroastrian Rituals in Context"
Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg, 10.-13.04.2002


Wednesday, April 10th
 
 
 MODELLING THEORY
 
18:00Burkhard Gladigow (Tübingen):
 Sequenzierungsprozesse in Ritualen
(Akademie der Wissenschaften)

Reception (Akademie der Wissenschaften)
 


Thursday, April 11th
 
 
 THEORETICAL APPROACHES
 
09:00-09:30Michael Stausberg (Heidelberg):
 Introduction: The Study of Zoroastrian Rituals
09:30-10:15Jens Kreinath (Heidelberg):
 Some Metatheoretical Comments on Recent Approaches
to the Study of Zoroastrian Rituals
10:15-11:00Jan Snoek (Heidelberg):
 'Initiations' in Theory and in Zoroastrianism
 
11:00-11:30Break
 
 TERMINOLOGY AND CHANGE
 
11:30-12:15Philip Kreyenbroek (Göttingen):
 Terms for Ritual and Rituals in the Nerangestan
12:15-13:00Antonio Panaino (Bologna):
 The Interiorisation of the Sacrifice in the Zoroastrian
Ritual Dimension
13:00-13:45Katayoun Mazdapour (Teheran):
 Changes in the Zoroastrian Rituals: Past to Present
 
13:45-15:00Lunch
 
 RITUAL TEXTS - RITUALS IN TEXTS
 
15:00-15:45Almut Hintze (London):
 On the Ritual Significance of the Yasna Haptanhaiti
15:45-16:30Jean Kellens (Paris):
 Finalités sacrificielles dans l`Avesta recent
16:30-17:15Shaul Shaked (Jerusalem):
 The Yasna Ritual in Pahlavi Literature
 
17:15-17:45Break
 
 TWO PRIESTLY RITUALS
 
17:45-18:30Jamsheed K. Choksy (Bloomington) / Feroze Kotwal (Mumbai):
 The Stum-Ritual
18:30-19:15Ramiyar P. Karanjia (Mumbai):
 The Baj-dharna Ceremony: 'Inner' or 'Outer' Ritual?
 
19:30-20:30Dinner
 
20:30-22:00RITUALS IN PRACTICE:
An open meeting with Dastur Feroze Kotwal
 

Friday, April 12th
 
 
 DISCUSSION OF ONGOING PROJECTS
 
09:00-10:00Beate Schmermbeck (Heidelberg):
 Zoroastrian Monajat
10:00-11:00Robert Langer (Heidelberg):
 From Private Shrine to Pilgrim-Center:
The Spectrum of Zoroastrian Shrines in Iran

 
11:00-11:15Break
 
11:15-12:15Bijan Gheiby (Göttingen):
 Zoroastrian Nirang
12:15-13:15Dorothea Lüddeckens (München):
 Die doppelte Beglaubigung des Todes.
Zweifachbestattungen in komparatistischer Sicht

 
13:15Lunch
14:30Visit to the Castle
 
18:30Opening of the Exhibition "Im Angesicht des Feuers" at the
Völkerkundemuseum der Josephine-und-Eduard-von Portheim-Stiftung

 

Saturday, April 13th
 
 
 THE INTERACTION OF RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS
 
09:00-09:45Werner Sundermann (Berlin):
 Zarathustra als Priester in der manichäischen Überlieferung
09:45-10:30James Boyd / Ron Williams (Colorado State):
 Two Ritual Traditions: Zoroastrian and Shinto
 
10:30-11:15Break
 
11:15-12:00Gernot Windfuhr (Michigan):
 Some Comparative Notes on the Zoroastrian Yasna Ritual
and the Taoist Ritual
12:00-12:45Sabine Kalinock (Frankfurt):
 Supernatural Intercession to Earthly Problems:
Sofreh-Rituals among Muslims and Zoroastrians

 
12:45-14:00Lunch
 
 RITUAL SPACES
 
14:00-14:45Jamsheed K. Choksy (Bloomington):
 Zoroastrian Notions of Sacred Space
14:45-15:30Albert de Jong (Leiden):
 Sasanian Court Rituals
 
15:30-16:00Break
 
16:00-16:45Gerd Gropp (Hamburg):
 Der "Anahita-Tempel" in Bishapur.
Ein sasanidischer Ritualraum (urvisgah)?
16:45-17:30Dietrich Huff (Berlin):
 Überlegungen zur Entwicklung zoroastrischer Bestattungsanlagen
 
17:30-18:00Break
 
 PARSI EXPERIENCES
 
18:00-18:45Sarah Stewart (London):
 The Atash nu git and Parsi Lay Devotional Life
18:45-19:30Michael Stausberg (Heidelberg):
 Mondaynights at the Banaji:
The Emergence of a New Ritual Pattern

 
20:00Dinner at a Heidelberg restaurant
 

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