Faculty of Humanities
University of Amsterdam

HHP

29 July 2021: online lecture Peter Forshaw

Early Alchemical Image Sequences and the Golden Age of Emblematic Alchemy On 29 July, between 1 PM and 2 PM, Peter Forshaw, Associate Professor at HHP, will give a lecture in the Summer School Program of The Allard Pierson. Tickets: € 5,- One of the best-known Rosicrucian publications is the Chymische Hochzeit or Chemical Wedding, published in…

8 July 2021 Guest Lecture: Joel Bordeaux

Taking the Left Hand Path to Tibet: Traditionalism, Tantric Buddhism, and the Question of Conversion in a Post Satanist Milieu Join us for a livestream lecture featuring Dr. Joel Bordeaux, research fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies at Leiden University. This is a hybrid event partially taking place on site in Amsterdam organized…

Swedenborg’s Prism: Applications of Swedenborgian Spirituality – 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…

6 June 2021: Live Online Zoom Lecture by Dr. Manon Hedenborg White

The Eloquent Blood: The Goddess Babalon and the Construction of Femininities in Western Esotericism Sunday, June 6, 2021 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Dr. Manon Hedenborg White’s book The Eloquent Blood: The Goddess Babalon and the Construction of Femininities in Western Esotericism focuses on the changing construction of femininity and feminine sexuality in interpretations of…

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…

Deadline Application Master’s Programme: 15 May!

Tthe HHP Centre is part of the University of Amsterdam. The Master’s Programme we offer is called SPIRITUALITY AND RELIGION, and the application deadline is approaching. The Master’s programme includes a set of core courses and a number of elective courses. The core courses and the selected elective courses lead to a specific, coherent area…

ENSIE 3: Call for Papers, Deadline 15 May

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…