Faculty of Humanities
University of Amsterdam


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…

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 18-20 November 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 18 –  20 November 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…

Miniconference Religionism and Historicism

Religionism and Historicism Miniconference: 23 & 24 January 2020, with students of the Master Program Study of Religion: Western Esotericism University of Amsterdam, Universiteitstheater For the program, click here

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…