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International Workshop “Religious Drugs”

Workshop Religious Drugs at the Masaryk University Brno The Department for the Study of Religions of Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic and the Czech Association for the Study of Religions is organizing the workshop “Religious Drugs” on 28-29 February 2020, where new ideas for research will be discussed, investigated and proposed. More information about the…

Women and Alchemy in Early Modern Europe

Women and Alchemy in Early Modern Europe This one-day conference, organized by Sajed Chowdhury, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for the Arts in Society, offers a unique opportunity to explore the different ways in which early modern European women were consumers and producers of alchemical knowledge. Date:  Friday 20 March 2020 Time: 09:30 – 18:00…

“Islamic Esotericism in Global Contexts”: Call for Papers

Call for Papers “Islamic Esotericism in Global Contexts” 2020 Meeting of the European Network for the Study of Islam and Esotericism (ENSIE) 24-26 September, 2020 Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain la-Neuve, Belgium Deadline for submissions: 1 May, 2020 The European Network for the Study of Islam and Esotericism (ENSIE) invites you to submit proposals for…

Religious dimensions of nationalism: Interdisciplinary perspectives 26-28 November 2020

Nationalism and religion have intertwined closely over the past two centuries. Indeed, nationalism can easily be associated with the ideas of “political religion”, charismatic leadership, forms of prophetism, messianism, millennialism and more generally with mysticism, esotericism and alternative spirituality. The old religious concept of a divine covenant with an “chosen people” takes on new forms in…

Comenius and Pansofia: Search for System, Method and Harmony of all things

Call for Papers for the international conference to commemorate Ioannes Amos Comenius (1592-1670) and the 350th anniversary of his death Naarden/Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 12 – 15 November 2020 Pansophia was one of the leading principles – if not the most important one – in the work of Ioannes Amos Comenius (1592-1670). But the idea of pansophia represented much broader intellectual current…

Miniconference Religionism and Historicism

Religionism and Historicism Miniconference: 23 & 24 January 2020, with students of the Master Program Study of Religion: Western Esotericism University of Amsterdam, Universiteitstheater For the program, click here

Vossius Seminar 4 February 2020

At the next Vossius Seminar Juan Bubello (University of Buenos Aires) and Stephen Clucas (Birbeck, University of London) will present their research. Juan Bubello: “Alchemy, politics and power in the Spain of Felipe II. Persecutions and resistances” and Stephen Clucas: “Whose disciplines are we between? The case of John Dee’s Mathematicall Praeface (1570)”. The seminar…

One Truth and One spirit

The HHP is proud to announce that it will host a lecture by Keith Readdy on Monday, Nov. 4th at 3:30pm. In addition to being a graduate of our MA program, Readdy is now the proud owner of Boleskine House, an important piece of cultural heritage most famously known as the site where the occultist…