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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…

Master’s week

Looking for the next step after your Bachelor’s? Come to the next UvA Master’s Week and discover our interesting Master’s Program! In November the Faculty of Humanities will present all the Master’s programs and Research Master’s programs during the Master’s week. The presentation of the programs of Religious studies, of which History of Hermetic Philosophy…

Lecture on “Theosophy in Bengal” 20 October 2020, by Mriganka Mukhopadhyay

Mriganka Mukhopadhyay, PhD candidate at HHP, will speak at the University of Lausanne on Tuesday 20 October, 16:15-18:00, on “Theosophy in Bengal: Organisation, Individuals, and Ideas”. Mriganka studied History at Kolkata and New Delhi before beginning his doctoral research in the field of Western Esotericism in Amsterdam. He is interested in the intellectual and cultural…

“Not Without My Ghosts: The Artist As Medium”

Exhibition: Not Without My Ghosts: The Artist As Medium On Thursday 10th September the exhibition “Not Without My Ghosts: The Artist As Medium” will open at the Drawing Room. The opening (originally scheduled in March) had been postponed due to the Corona virus pandemic. Marco Pasi, associate professor at HHP, is co-curating this exhibition, together…

Lecture: Scarlet Women: Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Western Esotericism

Scarlet Women: Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Western Esotericism On May 11, 16:00-17:30, Dr. Manon Hedenborg White (University of Amsterdam/Södertörn University) will be giving an open lecture in the context of the RMA seminar Current Issues in Religious Studies and Western Esotericism, entitled “Scarlet Women: Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century Western Esotericism”. This talk will…

New date: Esotericism and the Varieties of Transformation

The student conference is scheduled for 26-27 July 2021. This student conference is being held to explore the idea of ‘transformation’ in the history of esotericism. The theme of ‘transformation’ manifests in many domains and on many levels – whether we think about ideas/practices of individual deification, alchemical transmutation, or global consciousness change in New…