Faculty of Humanities
University of Amsterdam

HHP

“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…

Postponed: Student Conference: Esotericism and the Varieties of Transformation

This event has been postponed! A new date will be published here. This student conference is being held to explore the idea of ‘transformation’ in the history of esotericism. The theme of ‘transformation’ manifests in many domains and on many levels – whether we think about ideas/practices of individual deification, alchemical transmutation, or global consciousness…

Postponed: 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

  In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic this Conference has been postponed. It will now 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…

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…

Religious dimensions of nationalism: Interdisciplinary perspectives 26-28 November 2020: Call for Papers

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…

Postponed: Comenius and Pansofia: Search for System, Method and Harmony of all things

Postponed: the international conference to commemorate Ioannes Amos Comenius (1592-1670) and the 350th anniversary of his death Comeniusmuseum Naarden/Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The conference is postponed (from November 2020); it is expected to take place in March 2021; more detailed information will follow. Pansophia was one of the leading principles – if not the most important one…