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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…

Summer course Visions of the Occult is cancelled

All programmes organised by the Graduate School of Social Science, including the program of HHP,  are cancelled for summer 2020 in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Visions of the occult: Introduction to Western Esotericism See this page for more information.

ESOGEN Workshop – Postponed! Esotericism, Gender, and Sexuality

*In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic we are sad to have to announce that this workshop, which was scheduled for April 16th, has been postponed. As soon as a new date is set it will be announced* The “ESOGEN Workshop: Esotericism, Gender, and Sexuality” will feature a keynote lecture by Professor Christine Ferguson (University…

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 programme is now available! Surf to the programme page. For registration surf to our registration page. This Conference also coincides with the 20th anniversary of the  History of Hermetic…

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

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,…

SHAC Postgraduate Workshop: Geographies of Alchemy and Chemistry

Datum: October 24, 2014 For the first time, the annual postgraduate workshop of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry (SHAC) will take place outside the United Kingdom, at the University of Amsterdam. The workshop offers postgraduate students and early-career researchers the opportunity to share ideas, explore methodological issues and network in a…