"Marco Polo in the Spotlight: Perception and Reception" (Vortragreihe)

Feb 18
18. February 2020 10:00 - 15:15
IKGF seminar room in building D1, Hartmannstr. 14, 91052 Erlangen

The International Consortium for Research in the Humanities “Fate, Freedom and Prognostication. Strategies for Coping with the Future in East Asia and Europe” (IKGF) of the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg is delighted to announce the One Day Lecture Series

“Marco Polo in the Spotlight: Perception and Reception”

to be held on

February 18, 2020

at the

IKGF seminar room in building D1

(Hartmannstr. 14, 91052 Erlangen)

Organizer: Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Vogel (University of Tübingen, IKGF Visiting Fellow)
For more information, please contact

10:00-10:15 Welcome Address and Introduction
Hans Ulrich Vogel

10:15-11:00 A Cuppa Milk or Two – Marco Polo on Food and Feasting at the Court of Kublai Khan
Phillip Grimberg (Sinologie, Institut für Sprachen und Kulturen des Nahen Ostens und Ostasiens, FAU, and IKGF Visiting Fellow)

11:00-11:45 Marco Polo’s Crouching Dragons and Hidden Tigers
Hans Ulrich Vogel (Abteilung für Sinologie, Asien-Orient-Institut, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, and IKGF Visiting Fellow)

11:45-12:15 Discussion

12:15-13:15 Lunch break

13:15-14:00 Marco Polo on the Behaim Globe (1492) – A Critical Stocktaking
Günther Görz (Department Informatik, Technische Fakultät, FAU, and IKGF Faculty Affiliate)

14:00-14:45 Translating Marco Polo’s Travel Narrative in the German Middle Ages: Prognostication, Astrology and Marvellous Tales in the DI Version
Elisa Cugliana (Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, and Cologne Center for eHumanities, Universität zu Köln)

14:45-15:15 Discussion