Faculty of Humanities
University of Amsterdam

Close this search box.

Faculty of Humanities
University of Amsterdam

Submission Guidelines

Deadline for submission of papers: October 1st 2018


7th Biannual Conference of the European Society 

for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE)

 Western Esotericism and Consciousness:

Visions, Voices, Altered States

 University of Amsterdam, 2-4 July 2019


Please send your paper or session proposal as an attachment (Word or PDF) to: esswe7-fgw@uva.nl

  • Name, surname
  • Institutional affiliation
  • Email address
  • Paper title
  • Paper abstract (max. 300 words)

For session proposals (4 papers), please provide the following information:

  • Name, surname of session chair / organizer
  • Title of the session
  • Brief outline of the session’s rationale and goals (max. 300 words)
  • Name, surname of all panel participants
  • Institutional affiliation of all panel participants
  • Email addresses of all panel participants
  • All paper titles
  • All paper abstracts (max. 300 words per abstract)


Keynote speakers

Prof. Karl Baier

Prof. Karl Baier

Karl Baier is Associate Professor and, since 2013, head of the Department of Religious Studies.

Prof. Sonu Shamdasani

Prof. Sonu Shamdasani

Sonu Shamdasani is a London-based author, editor, and professor at University College London.

Prof. Yulia Ustinova

Prof. Yulia Ustinova

My research focuses on ancient Greek religion and its role within the society.


  • History of Hermetic Philosophy

Important dates

  • Deadline for submission of paper and session proposals: 1 October 2018
  • Notification of acceptance and beginning of registration: 15 January 2019
  • Early bird conference fee: 15 January 2019
  • Normal conference fee: 1 April to 25 June 2019