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What’s new in the world of esotericism research

Occult South Asia Workshop

Occult South Asia: From the 19th to the 21st Century. 23-24 November 2018 History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents (HHP), along with the Department of Religious Studies (University of Vienna), will be sponsoring a workshop on Occult South Asia to be held in Vienna in November 2018. This academic event will be the first…
ESSWE conference 2019

7th Biannual Conference ESSWE

7th Biannual Conference of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE) Western Esotericism and Consciousness: Visions, Voices, Altered States 2-4 July 2019 The Call for Papers for the ESSWE7, to be held at the University of Amsterdam, is now online. This Conference also coincides with the 20th anniversary of the  History of…

University of Amsterdam: Master’s Week 15 to 19 February 2016

Kateryna Zorya is a research master’s student at the University of Amsterdam department of Theology and Religious studies (Western esotericism track). On 18 February 2016 she will share her experience en tell you about the research master’s program and the master Religious Studies: Western Esotericism   19:00-20:00 PC Hoofthuis Room:5.37, Spuistraat 134 Amsterdam. If you…

Conference: Theosophy and the Arts. Texts and Contexts of Modern Enchantment

Friday, October 9, 2015 – Saturday, October 10, 2015 This is the second conference of the international research network Enchanted Modernities: Theosophy, Modernism and the Arts, c.1875-1960 funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The Network’s first conference, ‘Enchanted Modernities: Theosophy and the Arts in the Modern World’ held at the University of Amsterdam in 2013, mapped…

Lecture: Victorian Occult Enlightenment

Mabel Collins, H.P. Blavatsky, and the Luciferian Public Sphere                           Dr. Christine Ferguson University of Glasgow Thursday, March 19th at 17:00 Bungehuis 0.04 Spuistraat 210 The abstract can be downloaded here

Mini Conference: Western Esotericism and Its Scholars

A Research Seminar by Students in the Master Program “Western Esotericism”of the University of Amsterdam Time: Tuesday 27 January 2015 Location: Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, Amsterdam, room C 3.17 Free entrance!!!! Download the program here

Call for papers

Call for papers of the Western Esotericism Group at American Academy of Religion for the 2015 meeting (Atlanta, 21-24 Nov.) The call for papers of the of the Western Esotericism Group in the American Academy of Religion has now been published. The deadline for submissions is March 2   Western Esotericism Group Statement of Purpose:…

Research Associate, Magic and the Expanding Early Modern World

The University of Manchester – School of Arts, Languages and Cultures The University of Manchester invites applications for a Research Associate on the exhibition project “Magic and the Expanding Early Modern World”. The exhibition will be staged at the John Rylands Library in Manchester and co-curated by Dr Jenny Spinks and Dr Sasha Handley, both…