Session Title

Revealing the Unknown I: Scryers and Scrying in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Research Group on Manuscript Evidence; Societas Magica

Organizer Name

Sanne de Laat; László Sándor Chardonnens

Organizer Affiliation

Radboud Univ. Nijmegen; Radboud Univ. Nijmegen

Presider Name

László Sándor Chardonnens

Paper Title 1

Alia experimentum [sic] cristalli pro puero: Scrying in a Fifteenth-Century Nigromantic Manuscript

Presenter 1 Name

Hélène Colleu

Presenter 1 Affiliation

POLEN Lab, Univ. d'Orléans

Paper Title 2

Medieval Magic: Solitary versus Collective Rituals in the Picatrix and the Munich Handbook

Presenter 2 Name

David Porreca

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Waterloo

Paper Title 3

Seeing the Whole Picture: Scryers and Their Networks in Medieval and Early Modern England

Presenter 3 Name

Sanne de Laat

Paper Title 4

Scrying for Salvation: Ritual Innovation and Gender in Sixteenth-Century Ottoman Kabbalah

Presenter 4 Name

Marla Segol

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Univ. at Buffalo

Start Date

9-5-2020 10:00 AM

Session Location

Fetzer 2030

Description

From the little boy on the lap of the priest to the astrologer physician Richard Napier, scryers have fulfilled a significant role in spirit communications throughout the Middle Ages and Early Modern period. Recently, attention has moved to the scrying activities of medical and astrological professionals. This session offers an opportunity to reassess older notions about scryers and scrying, and to engage with current research on the identity and activities of professional scryers. Mildred Budny

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May 9th, 10:00 AM

Revealing the Unknown I: Scryers and Scrying in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period

Fetzer 2030

From the little boy on the lap of the priest to the astrologer physician Richard Napier, scryers have fulfilled a significant role in spirit communications throughout the Middle Ages and Early Modern period. Recently, attention has moved to the scrying activities of medical and astrological professionals. This session offers an opportunity to reassess older notions about scryers and scrying, and to engage with current research on the identity and activities of professional scryers. Mildred Budny