Manichaean Studies

Sasanian King Šāpūr with Mani. Agra (India), 1610–1620. © British Library Board (Add MS 5600, folio 404v)

10th International Conference of the International Association of Manichaean Studies

Tenth Conference of the International Association of Manichaean Studies to be held at Aarhus University (Denmark), Monday 8th – Thursday 11th August 2022

Organizers: Nils Arne Pedersen, Aarhus University, President of IAMS & René Falkenberg, Aarhus University Gunner Mikkelsen, Macquarie University, Secretary of IAMS


– Monday 8 August –

Chair: Majella Franzmann (University of Sydney)

  • 10:30-11:30 Johannes van Oort (University of Pretoria): The Story of Manichaeology
  • 11:30-12:30 Jason BeDuhn (Northern Arizona University): Is there a Manichaean ‘Christology’? The Dangers of Looking at Manichaeism through the Lens of Church History

Chair: Jason BeDuhn (Northern Arizona University)

  • 14:00-14:30 Samuel N.C. Lieu (Robinson College Cambridge): Manichaean Self-Identity Revisited (II)
  • 14:30-15:00 Paul Dilley (The University of Iowa): Early Manichaean Literature: A New Assessment
  • 15:00-15:30 Iain Gardner (University of Sydney): Did Mani go to Church? Community and Practice in Earliest Manichaeism

Chair: Samuel N.C. Lieu (Robinson College Cambridge)

  • 16:00-16:30 Majella Franzmann (University of Sydney): Partners in the Darkness and in the Light: Married Manichaean Auditors at Kellis
  • 16:30-17:00 Håkon Teigen (MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society, Oslo): Mani at the Temple Gates: The Contest for Scriptural Authority in Chapter 326 of the Dublin Kephalaia
  • 17:10-18:00 Manichaean Liturgical Texts and Practices from Egypt to China Project (Australian Research Council) Team Meeting

– Tuesday 9 August –

Chair: Nils Arne Pedersen (Aarhus University)

  • 9:00-9:30 Timothy Pettipiece (Carleton University): City of God(s): Unity and Plurality in Early Manichaean Theological Discourse
  • 9:30-10:00 Eduard Iricinschi (Ruhr University Bochum): “The Enthymēsis of the Eyes”: Stoic and Peripatetic Theories of Perception in the Kephalaia of the Teacher, 56
  • 10:00-10:30 Rea Matsangou (University of Thessaly): Indelible Identities: Manichaeans and Other Converts under Justinian and Beyond

Chair: Johannes van Oort (University of Pretoria)

  • 11:00-11:30 Evgenïa Moisseeva (Salzburg University): A Jealous God: The Evolution of a Manichaean Anti-Biblical Argument
  • 11:30-12:00 Aäron Vanspauwen (Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg / KU Leuven): The Debate of Augustine and the Manichaean Felix: Preview of a New Critical Edition
  • 12:00-12:30 Christina Emily Turner (KU Leuven): The Manichaeans at Cassiciacum: A Study of Augustine’s Early Philosophical Inquiry

Chair: Zsuzsanna Gúlacsi (Northern Arizona University)

  • 14:00-14:30 Erica Hunter (University of Cambridge): Mani and the Mesopotamian Matrix
  • 14:30-15:00 Michael Browder (Virginia Union University): “Wherefore Art Thou, Moses”
  • 15:00-15:30 Iris Colditz (Ruhr University Bochum): A Passage on a Manichaean Ethical Principle and Related Texts

Chair: Iain Gardner (University of Sydney)

  • 16:00-17:30 Workshop: Biblia Manichaica (Nils Arne Pedersen, René Falkenberg, John M. Larsen, Claudia Leurini)
  • 16:00-16:30 Nils Arne Pedersen (Aarhus University): ‘Sheep Bound to the Tree’: A Manichaean Expression derived from Interpretations of Genesis 22
  • 16:30-17:00 René Falkenberg (Aarhus University): Statistics of Biblia Manichaica I-III
  • 17:00-17:30 John Møller Larsen (Aarhus University): Reception of Manichaeism in the Arabic Sources

– Wednesday 10 August –

Chair: Iris Colditz (Ruhr University Bochum)

  • 9:00-10:00 Zsuzsanna Gulácsi (Northern Arizona University) The Codicology of the BBB and its Implications for Turfan Manuscript Studies
  • 10:00-10:30 Floriana Marra (Ruhr University Bochum / University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’): Manichaean Cosmogony and Cosmology and its Iranian Background
  • 10:30-11:00 Enrico Morano (Turin/Berlin) & Emanuele Seretti (University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’): Two Fragments from a Middle Persian Codex in Manichaean Script with Hymns to the Sun God and to Mani

Chair: Enrico Morano (Turin and Berlin)

  • 11:30-12:00 Mohammad Shokri-Foumeshi (University of Religions and Denominations, Qom) & Christiane Reck (Göttingen Academy of Sciences): Praise of the Dawn and Praise of the Bema: Reconstruction of a Middle Persian Bifolio from the Turfan Berlin Collection
  • 12:00-12:30 Federico Dragoni (Leiden University): Some Reflections on Tocharian Tune Names and Middle Iranian Manichaean Captions
  • 12:30-13:00 Leighton Sebastion Smith (University of California): Feeling Your Way to Salvation in Manichaean Central Asia

Chair: Peter Zieme (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Turfan Studies)

  • 14:00-14:30 Abdurishid Yakup (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Turfan Studies): Still Unedited Old Uyghur Manichean Texts in the Berlin Turfan Collection
  • 14:30-15:00 Betül Özbay (Istanbul Medeniyet University): Orthographic Features of Old Uyghur Manichean Pothi Book
  • 15:00-15:30 Kader Tüngüç Çelik (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul): A Semantic Approach to Similes in the Manichaean Uyghur Hymns

Chair: Gunner Mikkelsen (Macquarie University)

  • 16:00-16:30 Peter Zieme (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Turfan Studies): Manichaean Texts in Runic Script
  • 16:30-17:00 Xue Li (Free University Berlin): Recent Studies on the Phonetically Transcribed Texts in the New Discovered Chinese Manichaean Material in Fujian
  • 17:00-17:30 Gábor Kósa (Eötvös Loránd University): Revisiting Mānī’s Visit to India: a Buddhist Interpretation of the Chinese Painting ʻHagiography (3)’

– Thursday 11 August –

9:30-15:00 Excursion to Moesgaard Museum (MOMU)