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ENSIE 3: Call for Papers

Between 29 September-1 October ENSIE 3, the  2021 Meeting of The European Network for the Study of Islam and Esotericism (ENSIE) “Islam and Esotericism: Societies, Politics, and Practice” will be held on Zoom. ENSIE invites proposals for the meeting; especially proposals from sociologists and anthropologists, as well as other scholars. The chronological scope stretches from medieval…

International Congress: Western Esoteriscim in and from Latin America

From 9 – 11 August 2021 the Center for the Study of Western Esotericism of the Union of South American Nations (Centro de Estudios sobre el Esoterismo Occidental -CEEO-UNASUR) organizes an online international congress: Western Esoteriscim in and from Latin America. In august 2011, the Center for the Study of Western Esotericism of the Union…

Reading Group: Occult Sciences and Esoteric Traditions

This reading group is held at the Warburg Institute. In this class texts written in Arabic or Latin (especially texts which were translated from Arabic into Latin) on all branches of the occult sciences and esoteric traditions are read, translated and commented on; talismans and ceremonial magic, divination, alchemy, astrology, science of letters etc. A…

Night of Judaism – March 24

The »Night of Judaism« is the annual public event of the Jonge Judaici. The Jonge Judaici is an organisation by and for Young Scholars in the field of Jewish Studies that aims to serve as a platform for academic exchange and networking. This time, the programme is all about the crossover of Judaism x Magic…

ONLINE 16 April: ESOGEN Workshop – Esotericism, Gender, and Sexuality

*A new date is set for this workshop: 16th of April 2021. In light of Covid-19 the event will be held online* The “ESOGEN Workshop: Esotericism, Gender, and Sexuality” will feature a keynote lecture by Professor Christine Ferguson (University of Stirling) The call for papers is closed. More information about the ESOGEN Network and the…

Visit our Master’s Open Day 18 February!

Looking for the next step after your Bachelor’s? Come to the next UvA Master’s Day and discover our interesting Master’s Programmes! On 18 February the Faculty of Humanities will present all the Master’s programmes and Research Master’s programmes during the Master’s Open Day. The programmes of History of Hermetic Philosophy are part of Religious Studies….

New Collaboration: The Secret History of Western Esotericism Podcast!

One more good reason to study Western Esotericism at the HHP Centre in Amsterdam! We are happy to announce a new collaboration with the Secret History of Western Esotericism Podcast (SHWEP). From now on HHP staff and students will have a free subscription to SHWEP. SHWEP is a weekly podcast series exploring cutting-edge academic research…

2 New UD’s at the HHP center!

The HHP center is delighted to announce that two new UD’s will be joining the HHP center early this spring! Liana Saif will be joining as the new assistent professor in the History of Western Esotericism in The Middle Ages, and Dylan Burns will be joining as the new assistent professor in the History of…

18th Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions

18th Annual Conference of the European Association for the Study of Religions; Pisa, 30 August – 3 September 2021 RESILIENT RELIGION Resilience can be considered as the ability to counteract or absorb a process of transformation. It is also characterized by a capacity to endure changes without having to adapt permanently, an ability to find…