Faculty of Humanities
University of Amsterdam

Organising Team

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Dr. Peter J. Forshaw  Associate Professor in History of Western Esotericism in the Early Modern Period

Prof. Dr. Wouter J. Hanegraaff   Professor of History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents and Head of the HHP centre

Dr. Manon Hedenborg White Post-Doctoral Guest Researcher

John M. MacMurphy PhD student at the HHP centre

Mriganka Mukhopadhyay PhD researcher in the Modern Period at the HHP centre

Dr. Marco Pasi  Associate Professor of Western Esotericism in the Modern Period at the HHP centre

Drs. Antoinette Rutten Secretarial Assistance


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