Faculty of Humanities
University of Amsterdam

Conferences

8th Biennial Conference of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE), 5-7 July 2022

We are happy to announce that ESSWE 8 will take place 5-7 July 2022, hosted by the Study of Religions Department at University College Cork. The confirmed keynotes are: -Dr Marco Pasi, associate professor, University of Amsterdam, Department of Humanities, “The Occulture of Contemporary Art” -Dr Christopher Webster, Senior Lecturer, Aberystwyth University, “Stone, Symbol and…

27-29 September the 4th CEENASWE conference – OCCULTISM AND POLITICS IN EAST-CENTRAL EUROPE

Since the nineteenth century, East-Central Europe has experienced rapid social, political, and economic changes, which caused transformation and transformations in local societies. Rising nationalism culminating in the Revolutionary year 1848, echoes of the Romantic movement, ongoing industrialisation, First World War, the emergence of national states and disintegration of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, later followed by the…

29 September – 1 October: ENSIE 3: 2021 Meeting “Islam and Esotericism”

Between 29 September-1 October ENSIE 3, the  2021 Meeting of The European Network for the Study of Islam and Esotericism (ENSIE) “Islam and Esotericism: Societies, Politics, and Practice” will be held on Zoom. ENSIE invites proposals for the meeting; especially proposals from sociologists and anthropologists, as well as other scholars. The chronological scope stretches from medieval…

Swedenborg’s Prism: Applications of Swedenborgian Spirituality – 23-24 April 2022

Two day interdisciplinary seminar: Swedenborg’s Prism: Applications of Swedenborgian Spirituality This seminar invites scholars to explore the many prismatic intersections between Emanuel Swedenborg’s paradigm of spirituality and spiritual movements, thought, and applications. Swedenborg’s contribution to spirituality has captured the attention of many important thinkers since his writings first revealed his contact with the spirit world…

17-18 June online: Jung Graduate Symposium

On 17- 18 June 2021 an online symposium is created by and for graduate students researching all things Jungian, and who are looking to expand their academic network, gain experience and meet potential PhD supervisors. Image on homepage: Artwork by Carl Jung One of the organisers is Ninian Nijhuis, RMA student at the HHP Centre;…

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…

International Congress: Western Esoteriscim in and from Latin America

From 9 – 11 August 2021 the Center for the Study of Western Esotericism of the Union of South American Nations (Centro de Estudios sobre el Esoterismo Occidental -CEEO-UNASUR) organizes an online international congress: Western Esoteriscim in and from Latin America. In august 2011, the Center for the Study of Western Esotericism of the Union…