Faculty of Humanities
University of Amsterdam

Announcements

Exhibition: Spellbound

Spellbinding stories, fascinating objects… Explore the history of magic over eight centuries in this immersive and thought-provoking exhibition. The intriguing objects on display show how our ancestors used magical thinking to cope with the unpredictable world around them. They range from the fantastical and macabre (a unicorn’s horn, a human heart encased in lead), the beautiful…

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

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:…

The Esoteric Space of Ideas: Spiritual Materialism in Deleuze and the Early Avant-Garde

Lecture by Joshua Ramey, the author of “The Hermetic Deleuze: Philosophy and Spiritual Ordeal” (Duke University Press, 2012) 27 June 2014, 14:00 Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam, Nina van Leerzaal, Oude Turfmarkt 127 —————————————————————————————————————————————————————– Abstract: In his 1968 work of experimental metaphysics, Difference and Repetition, Gilles Deleuze articulated a theory of ideas, and a related theory of thought,…

Egil Asprem: Legatum Stolpianum winner!

The Dissertation of Egil Asprem, The Problem of Disenchantment: Scientific Naturalism and Esoteric Discourse, 1900-1939, has been awarded the Legatum Stolpianum. It is a prize awarded only every five years. The dissertation was written in the context of the Faculty of Humanities, the Institute for Culture and History,  the Department of Art, Religion, and Cultural…