International Journal of Divination and Prognostication

How has man dealt in daily practice with the uncertainty intrinsic to the future? International Journal of Divination and Prognostication is a peer-reviewed, international journal that investigates the concepts, techniques and practices and their development in different societies and in different periods. Its main focus is on Asia and Europe.
Prognostication in all its forms is an extremely diverse anthropological phenomenon, which so far has been understudied in the Humanities. The journal approaches the topic from a cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary perspective, aiming to both broaden specific knowledge and enhance critical reflection.
Published in close cooperation with the Society for the Critical Study of Divination, it builds on the work of the International Consortium for Research in the Humanities at Erlangen University on “Fate, Freedom, and Prognostication – Strategies for Coping with the Future in East Asia and Europe”, thus providing a platform for scholars world-wide to present and connect their research on a subject of ever-growing importance for a wide variety of disciplines.

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To submit an article please contact the journal's Managing Editor Michael Lüdke.
Editorial Board
Michael Lackner, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Charles Burnett, Warburg Institute

Managing Editor:
Michael Lüdke, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Editorial Board:
Andrea Bréard, Université Paris-Sud
Che-chia Chang, Academia Sinica
Jean-Charles Coulon, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)
Brandon Dotson, Georgetown University
Michael Grünbart, Universität Münster
Stephan Heilen, Universität Osnabrück
Klaus Herbers, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Lingfeng Lü, University of Science and Technology of China
Ulrike Ludwig, Technische Universität Dresden
Stefano Rapisarda, University of Catania, Catania (UNICT)
Josefina Rodriguez-Arribas, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Julien Véronèse, Université d'Orléans
Wenzhi Zhang, Shandong University
Biographical Note
Michael Lackner, Dr. phil. (1983), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, is Professor of Sinology at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.