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CFP Celestial Magic: Eleventh Annual Sophia Centre Conference

  • 2013-06-22
  • 2013-06-23
  • Bath, UK
Call for Papers - Celestial Magic: Eleventh Annual Sophia Centre Conference
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, School of Archaeology, History and Anthropology

22-23 June 2013
Venue: Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, Bath, England

Keynote speakers
  • Peter Forshaw, Senior Lecturer/Assistant Professor for History of Western Esotericism in the Early Modern Period at the Center for History of Hermetic Philosophy and Related Currents, University of Amsterdam.
  • Elliot R. Wolfson, Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University.
Conference Chairs

Dr Nicholas Campion, University of Wales Trinity Saint David,

Dr Liz Greene, University of Wales Trinity Saint David and the University of Bristol,

Conference Theme
Magic, loosely defined, is the attempt to engage with the world through the imagination or psyche, in order to obtain some form of knowledge, benefit or advantage. Celestial magic engages with the cosmos through stellar, planetary or celestial symbolism, influences or intelligences. This academic conference will explore the history, philosophy and practice of celestial magic in past or present societies.

The conference organisers invite proposals for papers of 30 minutes which may deal with text, imagery, practice or theory. We welcome proposals on any time period or culture. The deadline for submissions is 31 December 2012.

Please include an abstract of c. 150 words and a biography of c. 100 words in the same document.

Abstracts and biographies should be e mailed to Dr Liz Greene,

The conference is held in collaboration with the Sophia Centre Press. Publication: selected proceedings will be published through the Sophia Centre Press.


Address: Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution,
Bath, England

For further information check the conference homepage at http://www.trinitysaintdavid.ac.uk/en/sophia/

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