Faculty of Humanities
University of Amsterdam

Announcements

THE TRANSNATIONAL RECEPTION OF JACOB BOEHME AND HIS THOUGHT – Call for Papers

Call for Papers – THE TRANSNATIONAL RECEPTION OF JACOB BOEHME AND HIS THOUGHT In 2017 the Dresden State Art Collections (SKD) in Germany presented an exhibition on the thought of the mystical philosopher Jacob Boehme. From 25 August – 19 November 2017 around 30,000 people visited the exhibition, and many more learned about Boehme’s philosophy through…

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…

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…

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…