Faculty of Humanities
University of Amsterdam

Faculty of Humanities
University of Amsterdam

Summer School
Arcane Worlds, New Frontiers in the Study of Esotericism

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Summer School: Arcane Worlds, New Frontiers in the Study of Esotericism

In July 2023 the HHP Centre takes part in the Summer School programme at the University of Amsterdam, organised by the Graduate School of Social Science.

Dates: Sunday 2 July – Thursday 20 July 2023

The study of esotericism is a broad and many-faceted field. In the past it has been described as “othered knowledge”, and esotericism has often been treated as a fringe pseudo-science, or at best, forgotten or obsolete knowledge. However, in recent years, there has been a steadily growing movement within the academy to study esotericism in its many expressions within a scholarly framework.

The goal of this course is to bring together participants who are passionate about the esoteric and the occult, enabling them to delve deeply into how the studies, traditions, and related currents can be comprehended through developing a flexible yet rigorous scholarly framework.

In the winter of 2023-2024 HHP plans to offer an online Winter School “Visions of the occult. Introduction to Western Esotericism”. Keep an eye on this page and the button below.

Feedback of students on last year’s Summer School:

“Every teacher brought their heart and soul to every lecture—what a gift!”
                   “This course has greatly exceeded my expectations in terms of giving me a scholarly background in esotericism”
  “The readings were very useful and relevant to the classes”
                   “There is an attitude of mutual respect in the department and the enthusiasm was infectious”
“We need more lectures by Christian Greer and Mriganka Mukhopadhyay”
                   “I learned so much in these three weeks that I haven’t learned in the three years of my undergraduate course”

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