Faculty of Humanities
University of Amsterdam

Announcements

ONLINE 16 April: ESOGEN Workshop – Esotericism, Gender, and Sexuality

*A new date is set for this workshop: 16th of April 2021. In light of Covid-19 the event will be held online* The “ESOGEN Workshop: Esotericism, Gender, and Sexuality” will feature a keynote lecture by Professor Christine Ferguson (University of Stirling) The call for papers is closed. More information about the ESOGEN Network and the…

Visit our Master’s Open Day 18 February!

Looking for the next step after your Bachelor’s? Come to the next UvA Master’s Day and discover our interesting Master’s Programmes! On 18 February the Faculty of Humanities will present all the Master’s programmes and Research Master’s programmes during the Master’s Open Day. The programmes of History of Hermetic Philosophy are part of Religious Studies….

New Collaboration: The Secret History of Western Esotericism Podcast!

One more good reason to study Western Esotericism at the HHP Centre in Amsterdam! We are happy to announce a new collaboration with the Secret History of Western Esotericism Podcast (SHWEP). From now on HHP staff and students will have a free subscription to SHWEP. SHWEP is a weekly podcast series exploring cutting-edge academic research…

18th Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions

18th Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions; Pisa, 30 August – 3 September 2021 RESILIENT RELIGION Resilience can be considered as the ability to counteract or absorb a process of transformation. It is also characterized by a capacity to endure changes without having to adapt permanently, an ability to find…

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….