Faculty of Humanities
University of Amsterdam

Announcements

Lecture on “Theosophy in Bengal” 20 October 2020, by Mriganka Mukhopadhyay

Mriganka Mukhopadhyay, PhD candidate at HHP, will speak at the University of Lausanne on Tuesday 20 October, 16:15-18:00, on “Theosophy in Bengal: Organisation, Individuals, and Ideas”. Mriganka studied History at Kolkata and New Delhi before beginning his doctoral research in the field of Western Esotericism in Amsterdam. He is interested in the intellectual and cultural…

“Not Without My Ghosts: The Artist As Medium”

Exhibition: Not Without My Ghosts: The Artist As Medium On Thursday 10th September the exhibition “Not Without My Ghosts: The Artist As Medium” will open at the Drawing Room. The opening (originally scheduled in March) had been postponed due to the Corona virus pandemic. Marco Pasi, associate professor at HHP, is co-curating this exhibition, together…

Lecture: Scarlet Women: Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Western Esotericism

Scarlet Women: Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Western Esotericism On May 11, 16:00-17:30, Dr. Manon Hedenborg White (University of Amsterdam/Södertörn University) will be giving an open lecture in the context of the RMA seminar Current Issues in Religious Studies and Western Esotericism, entitled “Scarlet Women: Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Western Esotericism”. This talk will…

OSAN (Occult South Asia Network) organises a panel in the 26th European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS), Vienna, Austria; new dates: from 26 to 29 July 2021

  The 26th European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS) will take place from 26 to 29 July 2021. Mriganka Mukhopadhyay and Karl Baier are presenting a panel in the 26th ECSAS conference: Occult South Asia: Rethinking the History of Modern South Asian Religions and Spiritualities through the Lens of Esotericism Research and vice versa….

International Workshop “Religious Drugs”

Workshop Religious Drugs at the Masaryk University Brno The Department for the Study of Religions of Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic and the Czech Association for the Study of Religions is organizing the workshop “Religious Drugs” on 28-29 February 2020, where new ideas for research will be discussed, investigated and proposed. More information about the…

“Islamic Esotericism in Global Contexts”

“Islamic Esotericism in Global Contexts” 2020 Meeting of the European Network for the Study of Islam and Esotericism (ENSIE) 24-26 September, 2020 Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain la-Neuve, Belgium Deadline for submissions: 1 May, 2020 The European Network for the Study of Islam and Esotericism (ENSIE) invites you to submit proposals for its 2020 meeting….

Religious dimensions of nationalism: Interdisciplinary perspectives 17-19 June 2021

Nationalism and religion have intertwined closely over the past two centuries. Indeed, nationalism can easily be associated with the ideas of “political religion”, charismatic leadership, forms of prophetism, messianism, millennialism and more generally with mysticism, esotericism and alternative spirituality. The old religious concept of a divine covenant with an “chosen people” takes on new forms in…

New date 21-23 March 2021: Comenius and Pansofia: Search for System, Method and Harmony of all things

The international conference to commemorate Ioannes Amos Comenius (1592-1670) and the 350th anniversary of his death Comeniusmuseum Naarden/Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The conference will take place on 21-23 March 2021. Pansophia was one of the leading principles – if not the most important one – in the work of Ioannes Amos Comenius (1592-1670). But the idea of pansophia represented much…