Faculty of Humanities
University of Amsterdam


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Conference: Theosophy and the Arts. Texts and Contexts of Modern Enchantment

Categories: HHP

Friday, October 9, 2015 – Saturday, October 10, 2015


This is the second conference of the international research network Enchanted Modernities: Theosophy, Modernism and the Arts, c.1875-1960 funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The Network’s first conference, ‘Enchanted Modernities: Theosophy and the Arts in the Modern World’ held at the University of Amsterdam in 2013, mapped Theosophy’s varied influence on painting, sculpture, applied and decorative arts, music, architecture and other art forms in the period c.1875-1960. It focused on the translation of Theosophical ideas, especially those of key figures in the Theosophical Society in this period, such as Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and Annie Besant, into material, visual, and audible form.

For more information go to the website of The Heyman Center.